Parcel delivery company DPD has announced that it plans to open its own parcel shop network in June as an alternative to its competitor’s popular click-and-collect services. DPD PickUp will be headquartered in Stoke and will feature a network of 2,500 outlets, which it states will mean that at least […]

The equivalent number of full-time jobs in retail fell by 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year, according to new figures released by the British Retail Consortium and business law firm Bond Dickinson. The Retail Employment Monitor showed that in Q4 2014 the […]

Amsterdam-based denim label Denham has appointed sales agency Options in the UK to advise on its expansion strategy and oversee the distribution of its wholesale and retail business throughout the country. Denham, founded by Englishman Jason Denham, currently has standalone store located in Shoreditch, […]

Online retail giant Amazon has said that it has seen its Sunday deliveries grow by more than four times in the last year, showing how shopping habits continue to change. The increase in Sunday deliveries has been made possible, the online retailer claims, after it took control of its own distribution […]

US fashion label Tommy Hilfiger has opened a new innovative digital showroom in it's head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The new virtual location will showcase the label's latest collections and help retailers make their collection selection. The fashion label claims that the digital showroom […]

High street fashion and homeware retailer Next is upsizing its flagship store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent to allow for a new design concept. Extending to 44,226 square feet, the upsized store will be created by combining two additional units into Next’s existing space, allowing for a larger […]

Shopping centre Trinity Leeds, owned by Land Securities, has launched its free ‘Love Trinity Leeds’ app and loyalty card, which offers shoppers exclusive discounts and offers, such as a free glass of prosecco, money off parking and gift cards. The free app gives customers a point every time they scan […]

British consumers are shunning cash to pay for goods in favour of credit and debit cards, according to research released by Worldpay. Card transactions increased by just over 6 percent in 2014, following similar gains in 2013, which Worldpay says reflects a “significant shift” in how consumers like […]

INTERVIEW With the likes of the Trunk Club paving the way for curated online shopping for style-less men, driven by the addition of a personal stylist’s opinion free of charge in the US, it was only a matter of time before the concept found it’s way overseas to the UK. Scandinavian duo Erika Nilsson […]

Retail crime is on the rise in the UK and reached its highest point in a decade, according to the latest data published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Crime Survey. The average value of every in-store theft has increased by a whopping 36 percent over the past year, to 241 pounds per incident, […]

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