The UK's Office for National Statistics said October sales volumes and value fell by 0.1% month-on-month. But department stores reported growth while year-on-year sales rose 3.1% by volume and 3.3% by value.
John Lewis has unveiled its first-ever joint Christmas ad between its department stores chain and its supermarkets. The creative “tells the story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon”.
Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the firms' acquisitions.
Sentiment among Australian retailers has slumped to its lowest in six years, with a fifth fewer forecasting a pick-up in sales in the Christmas period than a year earlier, a survey of retail executives said on Wednesday.
It’s always interesting to see how the owners of UK shopping centres are faring, especially in an environment in which footfall to such centres is dropping and many stores are exiting leases on the back of CVAs.
A new collection from H&M has unleashed protests from women’s rights campaigners because it includes the slogan “I love GBV”, the initials of the designer but also a widely used acronym for gender-based violence.
Accumulated waste from China’s e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as Singles’ Day broke new sales records.
Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s sales for its 24-hour Singles’ Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc’s haul last quarter from online store sales.