As retailers continue to dive deep into the so-called golden quarter, their customers around the world are looking to them for inspiration with as many as 47% of shoppers globally needing some help deciding what to buy.
Privately-owned department store chain Menarys continues to grow sales at its Northern Ireland-based business, and announced it's shifting its operation away from a concession-based model, reports said Friday.
Debenhams has confirmed that Radley’s chairman Mark Gifford, who’s also an ex-House of Fraser exec, is its new chairman. Speculation around him has been intense this week as the company continues its turnaround drive.
The French cosmetics giant has reinforced its presence in the Asian start-up ecosystem, supporting Chinese innovation in the beauty industry by taking a stake in venture capital fund Cathay Innovation.
A concept that bridges e-tail and retail and gives shoppers faster access to the clothes they've ordered as well as the ability to send them back quicker is a new initiative from landlord Grosvenor in Sweden.
German consumer goods company Henkel named Chief Financial Officer Carsten Knobel as its next chief executive, replacing Hans Van Bylen after a string of poor results for the maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo.
International shopper spending growth is slowing in the UK and that's bad news for luxury fashion labels, although on the plus side, those shoppers who do visit Britain seem to be spending more per transaction.
With UK inflation at around 2%, a study predicting just a 0.8% increase in Christmas spend this year is bad news for stores. And it could be worse under a no-deal Brexit as the prediction would be scaled back to 0.2%.
Last week’s Brexit deal and the pulling of Saturday’s Parliamentary vote have left the UK retail sector back where it has been for the last three+ years, facing an uncertain future as consumers shun unnecessary spending.
Selfridges has revealed its Christmas windows and full in-store displays, claiming to be the first department store globally to have done so. It has chosen the theme of Future Fantasy: A Christmas For Modern Times.
UK high street and travel retail newsagent WH Smith has delivered a surprise with news that it’s buying US travel retail specialist Marshall Retail for $400m/£312m, radically expanding its travel retail chain.