Retailers are increasing their use of offers and money-off promotions over traditional vouchers, according to new research from American Express. The survey of 200 in-house marketing decision-makers found that 29 percent of businesses did not use paper or digital vouchers in any of their offers during […]

Royal Mail has revealed that residents in the South West of the UK topped its ranking of the top towns and cities where the most online shopping took place over the Easter bank holiday. Residents in Exeter and Torquay were the “most prolific” Easter weekend online shoppers, topping the ranking of Royal […]

London - US fashion label Kate Spade has opened its largest UK store on London's Regent Street as the brand continues to "capitalise" on its global appeal. The new store, which measures 4,000 square feet, is located at 178-182 Regent Street and spans two floors, offering the brand's full product assortment, […]

Premium department store Selfridges has unveiled its largest department to date in its London flagship store, which aims to celebrate all female body shapes and forms. Known as the Body Studio, the department, which has been hailed as a "ground-breaking retail experience," honours "the new female; her […]

London - Retail giant Marks & Spencer is expected to announce a decline in its clothing sales as the company is facing renewed struggles under its new chief executive. M&S is set to report a 3.4 percent fall in like-for-like general merchandise sales on Thursday. While 2015 has been a tough economy […]

Children’s and maternity retailer Mamas and Papas has opened a specially designed concept store in London’s Westfield White City that it hopes will inspire and attract “tech-savvy, experience-driven” 28-35-year-old millennials, as part of its strategy to turn around the business. Designed by creative […]

Millennials are moving to a “mobile-first” world, according to analytically firm Quantcast’s new report ‘Mobile and Me - The Remodelled Brand Opportunity’, which highlights the opportunities it brings for brands and retailers. According to the report, 64 percent of consumers surveyed had been influenced […]

Alibaba’s Tmall has partnered with Chinese flash sale brand Mei.com to launch a new luxury flash sales channel, which debut with a live-streamed catwalk event, with all items directly shoppable via the retailer’s app. The launch event live-streamed via the Tmall app and featured 42 looks, 30 womenswear, […]

London - Hudson’s Bay, the Canadian department store group is said to have its sights on acquiring a 75,000 square foot building located in centre of Amsterdam’s shopping district, known as the Rokin, in order to open a Saks Fifth Avenue. The Canadian group is currently in negotiation with the group […]

Mid 2015 saw H&M Hennes & Mauritz and Lindex, Scandinavia’s two largest fashion retailers, make their lofty ambitions for the region’s beauty markets clear as they released their own extensive beauty collections. As a result, it is expected that the lines between mass and premium beauty products will […]

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