Royal Mail is joining Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's, Tmall Global's online marketplace, with a shop front that it hopes will link small British companies with Chinese consumers and boost trade for its overseas parcels business. Alibaba's Tmall Global is Asia's largest business-to-consumer retail platform, […]

Friars Walk, a new 390,000 square foot retail and leisure centre in Newport, South Wales, will open its doors on November 12. The project, which has taken four years to develop, from the concept to securing funding, finding the right tenant mix, as well as building that began last year, will be one […]

George Davies, also known as the entrepreneur who helped develop Next as well as Per Una for Marks & Spencer and George at Asda, is set to launch new fashion label FG4 in the UK this month. The fashion retailer will officially launch its UK website on March 12, which will feature it's womenswear and […]

Intu, which owns and manages shopping centres across the UK, has unveiled its proposals for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Nottingham's Intu Broadmarsh centre, as part of a formal public consultation process. Intu’s proposals include a new open street extending Bridlesmith Gate to focus on […]

In collaboration with Yoox Group, Marni has launched as its new, inclusive way to harmonize fashion, editorial, and e-commerce with its brand. As one of Melrose’s top-high fashion spots, Marni, an Italian fashion label, has become a widely known fashion house in Los Angeles. In a strip as […]

STUDY Online retailers in the UK are set to ship a record number of parcels by the end of this year, hitting one billion shipments, according to the estimates of a new study carried out by IMRG and MetaPack. According to the IMPRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index, 2015 will become a record breaking year for […]

Marks & Spencer is due to close five of its stores in China, despite confirming debut openings in Beijing and Guangzhou. The UK high street group said it will close five supporting stores in the greater Shanghai region by August, which it will begin opening new stores later this year. M&S set out details […]

IN DEPTH The lanes are narrow, the stench is overwhelming: welcome to Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums located in the heart of Mumbai, India. Finding a computer in any of the tiny households that are often not larger than 80 square feet (7.5 square meters) and double as workshops is unlikely, […]

US luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman has partnered with Borderfree, an international cross-border e-commerce solutions company, to open its website and sell to international shoppers with BFX, Borderfree’s new global e-nocommerce platform for retailers. The partnership means that the American retailer […]

Italian fashion house Valentino is reportedly opening a flagship store on Old Bond Street “after fighting off competition”, according to the Evening Standard. Valentino, who designed Keira Knightley’s Oscars gown, has reportedly signed a lease to open the flagship at 39 Old Bond Street, which is currently […]

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