British shoppers are taking control of the omnichannel shopping environment, according to John Lewis’ third annual ‘Retail Report - How We Shop, Live and Look’, due to their ultra-flexible and ultra-confident approach to shopping. The department store is calling 2015 the year of the ‘Master Shopper,’ […]

Womenswear retailer Oasis will open a new concept store on London’s Tottenham Court Road on November 6, part of its “on-going commitment to an innovative shopping experience”. The 3,200 square foot flagship on Tottenham Court Walk will carry the brand’s full autumn/winter 2015 collection, as well as […]

London - Sparks will soon be flying at Marks's, as Marks & Spencer reintroduces a new loyalty programme called Sparks. M&S will debut a new loyalty card to woo back customers, by rewarding them with early access to online sales and daily prize draws. Launching nationwide on October 22, the club plans […]

London - Hong Kong has seen falling retail rents since this the start of the year, with Prada shopping for lower rates back in April and Coach closing a store in a key location. Hong Kong is seeing luxury brands consolidating their networks with some merging their stores, while others are abandoning […]

Department store group Neiman Marcus is delaying its public listing until next year citing a volatile market. The US-based luxury retailer had been considering floating before the 2015 US holiday shopping season had ended, however after recent market losses and poor trading of other luxury retailers […]

Social media platform Facebook is testing a dedicated shopping feed that aggregates posts and photos about products on sale from different retailers. The shopping feed will allow users to shop for clothing and other products directly from its app, via the Favourites section. The move follows a survey […]

The Great British High Street Awards, a government initiative to help communities celebrate their success in transforming towns and cities into great places to shop and socialise, has unveiled the 2015 finalists giving them the opportunity to win a share of 80,000 pounds. The awards received more than […]

UK retail sales rose by 2.6 percent on a like-for-like basis in September compared to the same month last year. On a total basis, sales were up 3.9 percent, making September the fastest growing month since January 2014, according to figures released by the British Retail Corporation and KPMG in the […]

New York - Karl Lagerfeld will be diving into the world of e-commerce in true Karl Lagerfeld fashion. The legendary designer will be launching e-commerce for his eponymous label in multiple languages and in multiple countries, with artnet.com as his retail partner. Artnet.com will be auctioning off […]

Marks & Spencer is to close its stores in Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro as tension between Russia and Western countries is proving too great an effect on region's economies. The exit will see a dozen stores close from January, despite M&S continuing its ambitious overseas expansion […]

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