The fact that Black Friday weekend was better than predicted means it's easy to overlook exactly how consumers shopped, rather than just how much they spent. But a new report says the period was all about m-commerce.
Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Ami and more. Between installations, special events and store openings, the big luxury names are all present in Florida for the Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami fairs.
Camden Market landlord LabTech has announced the launch of a partnership with Good Sixty, the sustainable online marketplace for independent retailers and producers, to create the latter’s first retail-only platform.
When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
UK warehouses are full of unsold stock, according to reports, with M&S one of the main sufferers from the problem that’s caused by a mix of cautious shoppers, milder-than-expected weather and faster supply chains.
Well, that was a surprise. After dire warnings about how weak Black Friday might be given consumer nervousness over spending and the World Cup distracting their attention, it actually turned out to be quite an event.
We may be more used to Primark opening new stores in growth markets, such as the US and parts of Europe, rather than the British market, but on Friday it made clear it hasn't run out of steam on its ambitions for the UK.