REPORT London - The rise of the fast-fashion business model has introduced a series of pros and cons for the global industry, ranging from environmental problems to product perception. But, most tellingly of all, it continues to pressure mid-market retailers to go on discounting, as a new study reveals […]

London - US outdoor-apparel company Patagonia is set to close all of its retail stores in the United States on November 8, in a bid to encourage its customers and employees to go out and vote. In addition, the sustainably driven company will also be shutting down its headquarters, distribution center […]

TK Maxx, the discount fashion retailer, saw strong sales and a stellar performance last year. The US-owned chain, which launched in the UK in 1994 with a store in Bristol, increased sales by 11 per cent from 2.2bn to 2.4bn pounds in the 12 months to January 30, 2016. Pre-tax profits also jumped 11 per […]

Halloween has hit the UK with consumers set to spend 472 million pounds this year, according to research from Verdict Retail. The data reveals that last Halloween, 11.2 percent of consumers carved a pumpkin, 6.8 percent took the kids trick or treating and 5.7 percent decorated the inside of the home. […]

Diesel has unveiled its new, game changing retail concept design at its London flagship store. Located at 73 Brompton Road, the two storey flagship store spans 230 square meters and features the brand’s womenswear and menswear collection. The resulting store design was created through a collaboration […]

Fashion and lifestyle brand Cath Kidston has opened its first store in India, marking its first entry into the country. Opening in Delhi, India on Ambience Gurgaon this week, the store marks the first of a number of stores set to open across India in the next few years. The move follows a franchise […]

High street fashion retailer River Island has partnered up with Nedap Retail for the international roll-out of RFID hard and software in 280 stores to improve its stock accuracy. River Island aims to complete this rollout within a period of 7 months, during which Nedap will be responsible for delivering […]

High street retailer River Island have debuted a new merchandising mannequin with a bizarre depressed appearance. Images of the mannequins were first circulating on Twitter by author Sarah Giff, who tweeted they look “like they’re hungover in the shower thinking about their life choices”. The mannequins […]

London - Although London may be the UK’s main retail destination, the city is in for some serious competition - Oxford. Thanks to the development of Westgate Oxford, the largest new retail and leisure destination to open in the UK in October 2017, the west end of Oxford is set to undergo significant […]

In the first six months of 2016, 2,656 shops closed on the UK’s high streets, a rate of 15 stores a day, according to research compiled by PwC and the Local Data Company. This marks a slight increase on the 14 stores a day reported to have closed in the first six months of 2015, however, the report […]

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