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Analysis

The Interview: Diane Wehrle, Insights Director, Springboard

With its weekly UK footfall updates and year-on-year comparisons, Springboard is an invaluable monitor of UK retail – across high streets, shopping centres and...
Boohoo

In Numbers: the week in fashion in figures

Headlines this week have been dominated by one company, Boohoo, and allegations of mistreatment of staff at a factory in Leicester which appeared to...
Meadowhall Shopping centres

Why shopping centre owners remain hopeful for retail rebound

Two of Britain’s biggest shopping centre owners have sought to assure the markets over an improving picture in the hard-hit retail sector, but they...
Primark footfall

Shoppers split on readiness to return to physical fashion retail stores

Almost 50% of UK consumers say they are ready to start shopping for fashion in-store again either immediately or within the next month, but...
Clothes disposal charity shop

Britons set to dispense with 67m items of clothing after lockdown

Britons are set to dispense with 67m items of clothing after lockdown with two in five of us having used the time to carry...
Retail re-opens

Fashion independents on the first week’s trading after lockdown

Non-essential stores in England were permitted to re-open on 15 June, 2020. Prior to lockdown being lifted, TheIndustry.fashion, in partnership with Scoop, carried out...
Social commerce

Lockdown leads to 95% increase in social commerce

UK consumers have flocked to Facebook, Instagram and Google Shopping for their spending sprees during lockdown, with a 95% increase in sales of products...

Retail re-opening: how fashion independents plan to get back to business

The Government has now named 15 June as the opening date for non-essential retail, having previously indicated that 1 June might be a possibility....
Post-Covid Retail

Digital refashioned: Why post Covid-19 digital transformation will be a gift...

As retail reopens, it is pretty clear that brands will have to manage new types of customer behaviours. Some consumers will start shopping in...
Lovethesales.com

Sales of children’s casualwear, activewear and luxury fashion on the rise

The latest data released from LovetheSales.com has revealed an online sales rise in casual childrenswear of 151% in April as home-schooling continues during the...
Digital marketing

Digital marketing in the time of Coronavirus: brands can weather the...

A fortnight ago, I received an email newsletter from a fashion brand, solemnly extolling the virtues of evening bags. Perhaps it slipped through the...
Elizabeth Stiles

Get future proofing: practical tips for retailers on what to focus...

When sales slow-down it’s easy to go into panic mode and start doing flash sales but this isn’t necessarily beneficial for the long-term business...
John Lewis COVID-19

The Buzz Scores: which fashion brands & retailers have the best...

Reputations will be made, lost or revived in the coming weeks as fashion and "non-essential" retail is forced to shut down due to the...
Insta-forumla

Influencer culture: data reveals the brands and imagery that drive engagement

LoveTheSales.com has conducted the biggest ever analysis of influencer culture using artificial intelligence (AI) to answer the question, what makes an ultimate influencer? It has investigated...