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Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

Mobile commerce made global Cyber Weekend 'breakthrough' - report

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.
Fashion
Joules rescue deal imminent, TFG said to be new owner

Joules rescue deal imminent, TFG said to be new owner

​Retailer TFG is believed to be on the verge of buying the failed Joules business and unlike some that might have taken it on, the majority of its stores are likely to be part of the deal.
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Fashion and luxury arrive in force in Miami for the art and design fairs

Fashion and luxury arrive in force in Miami for the art and design fairs

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.
Luxury
Camden Market owner links with Good Sixty to get traders online

Camden Market owner links with Good Sixty to get traders online

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.
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Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

​Cyber Monday (28 November) saw UK retailers’ online revenues rising 16.3% year-on-year, according to new data, coming on top of a healthy Black Friday weekend.
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Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday saw brands engage in and discover unique ways to give back to organizations devoted to helping people and the environment. 
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Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

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.
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Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan has reportedly made its chief commercial officer redundant with James Brown stepping down from his board-level role with immediate effect.
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Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

​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.
Fashion
Ikea store owner eyes more price cuts as some input costs ease

Ikea store owner eyes more price cuts as some input costs ease

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores, is planning additional price cuts as some input costs ease, its retail manager told Reuters on Monday.
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Via Outlets on track for best year ever

Via Outlets on track for best year ever

​Outlet villages operator VIA Outlets said on Monday that its “strong year-to-date performance puts the owner-operator on track for its best year ever”.
Fashion
Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

​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.
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Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

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.
Fashion
Louis Vuitton tests its first home store in Shanghai

Louis Vuitton tests its first home store in Shanghai

Louis Vuitton announced on Friday the opening of a furniture and interior design store in Shanghai, a first for the French luxury brand.
Luxury
EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

​Consumer intentions are always closely watched at this time of year and in 2022 even more so as studies come thick and fast informing us that shoppers will be reining-in their spending.
Fashion
Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

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.
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