Footfall in the UK declined for the ninth consecutive month in December, when it fell 2.2 percent on a year ago, according to the December BRC/Springboard Footfall Monitor. The decline in December was marginally lower than the 2.1 decline in November, underperforming the three-month average of a 1.6 […]

Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M is set to unveil a new flagship store in Langley Court, Covent Garden later this year, adding to its impressive store count of 257 stores within the UK and Ireland. The store, which is set to be located within a historic 19th century warehouse building within Mercers' […]

Italian fashion label Diesel is known for its provocative advertisements, which usual ooze some sort of sex appeal or use it as the product's main selling point. Therefore it should come as little surprise that its founder and owner, Renzo Rosso, has decided to take the next, logical step for its advertising […]

During the festive period, more than a third (36 percent) of click-and-collect shoppers experienced issues with their orders, according to the second annual JDA/Centiro Christmas Customer Pulse report, conducted online by YouGov. Customers stated a number of issues with their click-and-collect orders […]

Westfield London and Stratford City shopping centres are preparing for a record number of domestic and international Chinese shoppers for Chinese New Year, which this year falls on February 8. Chinese New Year marks one of the strongest sales periods for Chinese spending at Westfield shopping centres, […]

Feefo, the world’s leading purchaser verified reviews platform, has signed up a host of fashion retailers including French Connection, Gant, Jane Norman and Peacocks as new merchants. With Feefo, only genuine customers who have made a purchase are invited to leave feedback, eliminating the phenomenon […]

Online fashion retailer Asos has signed up to trial same-day click-and-collect service Pass My Parcel in 20 retail outlets, which will be rolled out across the remaining 3,000 outlets over the coming months. The service from the Connect Group was launched in October 2014 with Amazon, allows customers […]

France's retail landscape has seen a good start to 2016 as shoppers are heading back to the high street for the clearance sales. These are the same shoppers who had stayed away in December due to fears of militant attacks on top of unseasonably warm weather. Sales rose around 15 percent year-on-year […]

Fashion retailers did not have a merry Christmas this year, and saw the weakest growth since 2013. Whether it was the weather to blame, shopper fatigue or weeks of discounting, UK retail spending over Christmas was poor, or in the words of the British Retail Consortium, “disappointing”. While online […]

Christmas 2015 has been called the “online Christmas” as consumers using the Internet to buy presents drove non-food retail sales to increase in December by 15.1 percent, compared to 2014, when sales had risen by 7 percent over the previous year. According to the figures released by the British Retail […]

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