Debenhams was forced to make more markdowns than planned for Christmas and this will dent its profits. But the retail giant also hailed beauty strength and rising fashion share, despite an overall market decline.
Westfield has reported a 1% hike in visitors to its London malls for the Christmas season and while that’s not a big leap, against a backdrop of lower footfall at malls, it’s actually a very strong performance.
Better late than never. Some time after Topshop and Topman were expected to make their first foray into China, and over a year after signing a deal to enter the country, the UK fashion chains will set foot in Shanghai.
More big-name brands are launching pop-up stores with a micro-focus on fragrance. It's the latest attempt by firms to boost brand immersion, instore customer experience and lift sales for new and bestselling products.
Next's Christmas trading update Wednesday painted a picture of a company that's recovering, but only very slowly, and one that still faces huge challenges, especially in driving growth at its physical stores.
Forever 21 has released the results of its investigation into the payment card security incident reported in October 2017, revealing a range of breaches including the presence of malware on some point-of-sale devices.
The Yves Saint Laurent beauty brand has taken a deep dive into interactive retail with the opening of a pop-up store at Heathrow’s Terminal two last month that aims to maximise the ‘retailtainment’ experience.
Fast-expanding Joe Browns said on Friday that it has seen “strong” year-on-year sales during this pre-Christmas period, despite the UK fashion market as a whole having had a tough Christmas season so far.
A jump in consumer spending in the final stretch of December should build on a strong start to the U.S. holiday season and help the embattled retail industry beat sales forecasts, industry research groups said.
H&M will unveil another new brand next year with e-tail and pop-up label Nyden. It will be a launch with a twist as the Millennial-focused brand goes for co-creation, authenticity and speed - but not 'fast fashion'.