INTERVIEW With the likes of the Trunk Club paving the way for curated online shopping for style-less men, driven by the addition of a personal stylist’s opinion free of charge in the US, it was only a matter of time before the concept found it’s way overseas to the UK. Scandinavian duo Erika Nilsson […]

Retail crime is on the rise in the UK and reached its highest point in a decade, according to the latest data published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Crime Survey. The average value of every in-store theft has increased by a whopping 36 percent over the past year, to 241 pounds per incident, […]

Nearly one in three British online Christmas shoppers experienced problems with their orders over the festive season, according to research conducted by YouGov for retail solutions firm JDA. A survey of around 2,400 UK adults found that the Christmas shopping period was hit by consumers having problems […]

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette was named the Best International Retailer of the Year by the National Retail Federation at the Retail’s Big Show 2015. The accolade is given to a company that has achieved retail excellence in its native country as well as internationally, was accepted […]

Contemporary British designer Margaret Howell had opened its debut flagship store as well as an production office at the Piazza Carlo Goldoni, in Florence, Italy, ahead of the 87th edition of fashion trade fair Pitti Uomo. The debut flagship store offers both the women's and men's wear collections as […]

John Lewis and Marks & Spencer’s have both slipped down the rankings in the annual YouGov BrandIndex, which compares BrandIndex Buzz scores for over 850 brands in 32 categories, to reveal the UK brands with the most positive brand noise during the last 12 months. Department store John Lewis, whose Christmas […]

American retailer Neiman Marcus has installed a MemoryMirror from MemoMi in its Walnut Creek, California store, which allows shoppers to compare in real-time how different outfits look on them, in a side-by-side comparison, as well as a 360-degree view. The mirror works via an iPad and records each […]

Small and medium-sized retailers are the least optimistic for growth in 2015, according to a new survey by YouGov commissioned by Npower Business. The research found that SMEs in the retail sector are lagging behind the UK’s manufacturing, business services, and hospitality and leisure sectors in terms […]

With the increasing demand for Click & Collect services throughout the UK, another delivery channel has been earmarked for growth to satisfy the consumers ever evolving shopping habits and needs. The value of the Pick up Drop Off (PUDO) channel is set to grow by 193 percent between 2014 and 2019, according […]

The number of retail administrations in England fell by 35 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to annual research from business advisory firm Deloitte. The research reveals that 119 retails entered into administration during 2014, compared with 183 in 2013, with almost a third of the appointments […]

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