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Analysis

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...
Amazon

Exemplary ethics will pay off after the COVID-19 outbreak

Retailers and brand who have behaved responsibly to staff, customers and the wider community will reap the rewards once the COVID-19 crisis has passed,...
Primark coronavirus

Primark could lose its number one spot in UK fashion retail...

Primark risks losing its top spot in UK fashion retail to one of its rivals Next or Marks & Spencer, as its lack of...
Empty Oxford Street 2020

From “contactless deliveries” to cashless payments: how retail practices are changing...

As the UK and Ireland creep closer towards a coronavirus lockdown, non-food retailers are struggling with an alarming drop in consumer demand. Prime Minister Boris Johnson...
Consumer confidence Retail sales High street, independents, retail

Independent retailers: how are they bearing up amid COVID-19 crisis?

As the UK and Ireland creep closer towards a coronavirus lockdown, independent retailers are already struggling with a slump in footfall and a drop...

Can fashion really tree-plant its way to sustainability?

At the recent Stella McCartney AW20 show in Paris guests were gifted a sapling. Wrapped in paper and tied with string, a note was...
Business rates

Government launches another business rates review – but will this one...

Larger retailers were left disappointed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget today, since it provided no business rates relief for them. Small businesses, in properties...
Warehouse menswear

Can Warehouse succeed in menswear, when others have failed?

Is there ever a perfect time to launch anything? Warehouse, the women’s high street brand founded in 1976 by Jeff Banks, launched menswear last...
Mention Me

IWD Special: Challenging the gender imbalance in fashion technology

Since the explosion of pure online brands, technology has made a huge impact on the fashion industry – but does this translate to defying...