Around 23.6 million people have left some of their festive shopping until the last minute and will be hitting the shops today, Christmas Eve, according to new research from Sainsbury's Bank Credit Cards. Based on interviews with people regarding their Christmas week spending habits, the bank estimates […]

More than half of consumers are likely to give a gift card or voucher this Christmas in an industry worth more than 5 million pounds. According to new figures released by The UK Gift Card & Voucher Association, some 57 percent of consumers are likely to gift a voucher, up from 49 percent last year, […]

Shoppers looking for an online bargain are expected to spend more than 1.3 billion pounds across Christmas and Boxing Day this year, according to a forecast from Experian-IMRG, however neither is expected to eclipse the unprecedented level of sales on Black Friday. The forecast predicts that shoppers […]

This Christmas period is expected to reveal a record high in shoplifting that could end up costing the UK economy more than 1 billion pounds, with department and larger stores set to be the hardest hit. Independent security business The Shield Group has warned retailers that with the increased footfall […]

The European Union has agreed to cap the cost of processing debit and credit card payment fees, following campaigns from the British Retail Consortium and UK retailers. Retailers have welcomed the news, as the high card fees currently cost UK businesses more than 1 billion pounds a year, according to […]

Luxury apparel and denim brand Calvin Klein has announced that it is set to expand its online presence to more than 20 countries by the end of 2016, with six new websites launching across Asia. The brand currently has introduced 14 new websites across the US, Brazil and Europe, including the UK, France, […]

Marks & Spencer has signed up to be the anchor tenant at Oldham’s 60 million pound development Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps. The development to the east of Oldham town centre is being hailed as a “gamechanger” for the town by Oldham Council and will feature more than 150,000 square foot of retail space, […]

After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzies swept across the nation, discounts and promotional offers have continued to hit UK retailers. The ongoing sales competition is dragging pre-Boxing sales forward and could start as early as Sunday, 21 December, according to the latest data compiled […]

Luxury British brand Burberry is tapping in Twitter and offering advice to last minute Christmas shoppers in a bid to boost sales. Burberry sales assistants will be working around the clock on the social media platform and responding to tweets under the #BurberryGifts. The associates will reply to individual […]

Skateboarding and lifestyle label Element has opened its debut flagship store in London, becoming the latest international brand to open its first store within the heart of Covent Garden. Located at 13 Shorts Gardens, Seven Dials, the three-story flagship store spans 2.816 square feet and stocks Element's […]

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