Heritage brand Belstaff has opened its first store in greater China, within the Studio City resort in Macau, which is backed by billionaire Australian businessman James Packer. The 2,178 square foot store is part of the British brand’s continuing development within the Asian market, and follows the […]

Wal-Mart is actively looking at the possibility of using drones to make deliveries to US customers, a spokesman said Monday, following the lead of Amazon and other retailers. The retail behemoth has been testing the technology indoors "for several months" and on Monday made a request to US aviation […]

British fashion accessories brand Paul’s Boutique is expanding its international reach with the launch of its Chinese website. The expansion follows the accessories brand’s strong success in Korea with distributers S&K Global, who operate the Paul’s Boutique website in Korea, as well as several stand-alone […]

Fashion and lifestyle brand Cath Kidston, known for its floral patterns, has opened its largest Japanese store to date in Yokohama’s Landmark Plaza. The opening follows the retailer buying back its Japanese stores from conglomerate TSI Holdings, which was running Cath Kidston as a franchise in Japan, […]

Half of shoppers feel a lack of in-store staff impacts on their final decision to make a purchase, according to research from field marketing specialists Gekko. The study, which investigated what drives consumers in store and online, also revealed that 36 percent of shoppers use advice from an in-store […]

Textile, clothing and footwear sales increased 7.4 percent year-on-year in September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Overall, retail sales increased by 6.5 percent for September, showing that the retail industry is continuing to show growth for the 29th consecutive month. Average […]

Indie online platform Farfetch has introduced same-day delivery in nine cities for orders placed by 10am local time, Monday to Friday. The same-day delivery option is available in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Rome and Paris. Currently, the service is only available […]

Ever since Scottish shoppers have been faced with a 5 pence charge for single-use carrier bags twelve months ago, the usage of these bags has shown a sharp reduction. According to a press release, grocery retailers alone already saw a drop of 80 percent in the usage of plastic bags since October of […]

UK department store group Debenhams is set on launching in Australia and Vietnam for the first time next year thanks to the help of its new overseas partners. The group has signed a deal with Pepkor SE Asia, a subsidiary of the Steinhoff group, to offer a selection of its in-house apparel labels in […]

London - US teen retailer Aeropostale has opened its first overseas store in Dublin, Ireland. "We look forward to bringing the Aeropostale brand to Western Europe for the first time," commented Julian R. Geiger, Chief Executive of Aeropostale in a press release. In order to ensure a smooth transition, […]

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