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Analysis

Why are JD Sports and Frasers Group so interested in independent...

Independent retailers have faced growing pressure in recent years: increased rents and rates, the dominance of online shopping and, more recently, COVID-19 and the...
Retail

How we did (and didn’t) spend it in 2020: spending was...

With many non-essential retailers forced to close for the best part of four months of 2020 and restrictions in place through the remainder of...
ecommerce returns

Overcoming the returns challenge

The shopping experience is changing and each year more customers take to shopping online. This year there has been a further surge due to...
Oasis Warehouse Boohoo

The fashion retailers whose stores disappeared from our high streets in...

After a pretty lacklustre Christmas 2019 for many, high street fashion and lifestyle retailers across the UK started 2020 facing tough conditions as customer...
Social Distancing

2020 in review: a step by step retrospective of the year...

However much some of us may want to, 2020 is a year we will never forget. Things got of to a lacklustre start for...
John Lewis

John Lewis reveals 2020 trading report: “The year that changed everything”

John Lewis has today released its annual ‘Shop Live Look’ report examining how we “lived, worked, socialised and shopped in this extraordinary year.” Key trends...

PODCAST: IN DETAIL – True CEO & Co-founder, Matt Truman

IN DETAIL: the new Podcast from TheIndustry.fashion in which we get under the hood of the industry and examine the business & consumer trends...
Shoppers down Oxford Street

Klarna research reveals how shopping behaviour has changed in 2020

Value for money is a top priority for shoppers in 2020, with 67% suggesting it has become more important since the start of the...
Retail

Fashion independents talk trading post Lockdown 2

With a week of trading under their belts since England's Lockdown 2 came to an end on 2 December, 2020, and taking in the...

From Christine Keeler to Kate Moss: a history of Arcadia’s famous...

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia confirmed its collapse into administration this evening (30 November 2020) and its staff, suppliers and the industry as a whole now...
Arcadia Sir Philip Green

Arcadia: what went wrong and what’s next?

Administrators are reported to be waiting in the wings at Sir Philip Green's Arcadia and may be appointed as early as next week. If...
Sir Philip Green

Arcadia’s Sir Philip Green: the ups and downs of one of...

Administrators from Deloitte are poised to step in and take over at Arcadia next week, it had been reported. If it happens (and there's...
Fashion sale

Lockdown lowdown: The big discounters, what people want and what they...

Black Friday campaigns are already in full swing, with the likes of Karen Millen and Coast offering 50% off everything and AllSaints offering 30%...

Retailers may lose access to the current cross-border trade bonanza post...

Many fashion retailers have received a very welcome boost during the COVID-19 crisis in the form of a rise in online orders from international...
Black Friday

UK retailers “cautiously optimistic” about Christmas trading with online sales boost

UK retailers are upping their online capacity and plan to offer greater discounts as they prepare for an uptick in festive holiday spending, despite...
Black Friday

Black Friday set to lead sales charge in year of unprecedented...

This year’s Black Friday event on 27 November will remain the biggest shopping event of the 2020 holiday season, as retailers continue to trade...

How will fashion look when it emerges from its deep sleep?

Hibernation, coma, mothballed; however you want to label it, fashion will have been in a very deep sleep before all of this is over....
Christmas online shopping

Christmas during COVID: three tips for marketing in a year of...

The countdown to Christmas has begun. And with Coronavirus having shaken up the industry, the holiday shopping season — like most other retail events...
Gap

Gap: why did Britain fall out of love with this American...

Last week Gap announced it was considering the exit of company-owned retail in the UK and Europe, which was a sad but nonetheless not entirely...
Empty High Street consumer spending

Fashion retail in Tiers: independents under Tiers 1, 2 and 3...

With different parts of the UK facing varying degrees of the government’s new three-tiered "lockdowns", we hear from retailers in Tier 1, Tier 2...