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Retail & Etail

Kanye West

Kanye West to open 21 global pop-up stores this weekend

Kanye West is opening 21 three-day pop-up stores around the world from tomorrow. The exact locations of the stores will be revealed on the...

eBay UK launches Curve Fashion Hub

eBay UK has today launched its Curve Fashion Hub, a dedicated area on its site with a curated view of the best Curve style...
River Island

River Island sends strong digital signal with new Shoreditch office

High street giant River Island has sent a signal that it is putting digital at the heart of its business by opening a new digital office in...
BHS

UK retail vacancy rates top 10%

Retail vacancy rates have topped 10% for the first time since since April 2015, according to new quarterly figures released the British Retail Consortium...
Macys

Macy’s to close 100 stores and increase focus on digital

US department store giant Macy's is to close 100 more of its bricks and mortar stores and increase its focus on its online operations. The...

Zalando reports strong first half and signs new brands

European online retailer Zalando has increased its full-year EBIT margin forecast to between 4% and 5.5% after a strong first in which it added...
Amazonvideo

Amazon unveils its first dedicated delivery aircraft

Ecommerce giant Amazon has unveiled Amazon One, the first in a planned fleet of 40 aircraft, to create a dedicated air delivery network. The...

Yoox Net-a-Porter sales up 16% in H1 2016

The Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has posted first half sales up almost 16% at €897m, helped by a particularly strong performance from its "Off-Season" business. Adjusted EBITDA...
Victoria Gate

Victoria Gate and John Lewis confirm opening date

Victoria Gate, the new landmark shopping destination in Leeds, which will have John Lewis as its "anchor tenant", has confirmed an opening date of...
Consumer confidence Retail sales High street, independents, retail

Independents: How to expand from your first store

Expanding beyond your first store is one of the biggest decisions an independent retailer will ever have to make. Retail property expert Tom Stanbury,...
Next

Next posts 0.3% sales increase and warns of price rises next...

High street stalwart Next has posted sales up 0.3% in the second quarter (ending 30 July) and has warned that customers should expect an...
Pop Up shops

Are pop-ups a smarter way to set up shop?

For many brands starting out, a first foray into a physical space can be a daunting prospect. Ilona Taillade, Chief Marketing Officer at We Are...
French Connection FCUK

ANALYSIS: Can French Connection turn it around?

French Connection has come under pressure by one of its major investors Gatemore Capital Management in recent days to ditch the FCUK logo, which...
Commerce Inside Retail

Ecommerce: nine things to consider before setting up online

Before building their first website, ecommerce and retail expert Martin Newman of Practicology outlines the key things independent brands and retailers should consider to ensure they...
Amazon

Amazon has another record-breaking quarter

Ecommerce giant Amazon has posted its third successive quarter of record breaking results beating analysts' expectations. Sales in the second quarter leapt by 31.1% to...
Inside Retail Ascential Pure London

Inside Retail launches online hub to support independent retailers

Ascential Events, the owner of several trade shows including Pure London, has launched an online hub to help independent retailers meet the challenges that are...
Fat Buddha Store

Shopwatch: Fat Buddha Store, Queen Street, Glasgow

Glasgow menswear independent retailer Fat Buddha Store has opened a new flagship store in the heart of the city at 81 Queen Street. The retailer,...

John Lewis unveils new “affordable luxury” collection

John Lewis has unveiled a new line of "affordable luxury" womenswear that will land in-store in September. Called Modern Rarity, the collection will each...