Bestseller menswear brand Jack and Jones has signed a deal with Australian department store Myer to open a number of shop-in-shops during the summer this year. Myer currently has 67 department stores in Australia, and Jack and Jones plans to open 54 shop-in-shops during a 4-week period in 40 department […]

UPDATE Barclays Pingit app is set to be the first service to go live with Zapp's new mobile payment service, set to launch this autumn. Barclays has joined the growing list of retailers, billers and payment providers, including House of Fraser, Shop Direct and Asda, to support the mobile payment service […]

Currently, Italy is still a Primark-free zone but that will change soon. The Irish retail value chain plans to open its first Italian store close to Milan in February 2016. Initially, the opening was planned for the end of the year but it got delayed due to problems finding adequate locations in important […]

One of the largest changes to trading laws is set to be revealed on Wednesday. The Chancellor is poised to lift the Sunday restrictions on trading and allow Britain's towns and cities decide how long shops may stay open on Sunday, putting an end to the national ban on large stores open for more than […]

The developers of Grand Central Birmingham, the new 150 million pound shopping and leisure scheme, have confirmed that its doors will open to the public on Thursday, September 24. The shopping centre, which has been integrated into Birmingham New Street Station, will feature more than 60 shops, restaurants […]

British consumers spent more than 330 million euros in March alone using contactless cards, according to new data from Visa, making them the biggest adopters of contactless payments in Europe. In the 12 months to March 2015, the number of contactless cards in circulation grew by more than 37 percent […]

Britain’s weather cost the UK’s fashion industry around 700 million pounds, according to the ‘Weathernomics’ report by The Weather Channel, revealing that weather conditions have by underestimated by the likes of the British Retail Consortium and the ONS in recent years. ‘Weathernomics’ has identified […]

American Apparel has announced the next phase of its strategic turnaround plan, including a redesigned fall merchandise line, approximately 30 million dollars in cost-cutting initiatives, and key additions to its leadership team. Cost-cutting measures will include closing underperforming retail locations […]

Owner of high street label Superdry, SuperGroup is said to be very close to securing a deal to take the brand to China. The fashion company is understood to be in discussion with a potential joint venture partner in regards to entering the country, according to the Sunday Times. Superdry currently operates […]

Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday on July 15 with a Prime Day sale, which the online retailer states will feature more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for its Prime members. New and existing Prime members will be able to shop thousands of “lightening deals," with six of the popular ‘deals […]

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