The are few greater fashion success stories than Value Retail and newly-expanded Bicester Village is its crowning glory. The luxury outlet in Oxfordshire is probably the highest performing shopping destination anywhere.
Mall giant Intu on Friday deployed Bo, a shop-bot, at its Milton Keynes centre with the robot set to interact with shoppers, direct them to different stores and ask them about their shopping experience.
The luxury down jacket brand opened on Wednesday its largest store in the world, located on via Montenapoleone. The store, which debuted in 2013, has been renovated with the addition of two more levels.
JCPenney has added smartwatches to its jewelry division across 245 stores, aiming to boost foot traffic. It has also rebranded its jewelry section across all stores and is targeting bridal customers this holiday.
It was a big day for Bicester Village on Thursday with the Value Retail-owned outlet mall opening its long-awaited extension that sees it with 30 new stores, more dining options and an all-new VIP area.
Reign opened its first New York City store at 807 Washington Street, utilizing Samsung's shopping system for a content-driven customer experience. The store is complimented by an online store and content platform.
A new Morgan Stanley study shows Amazon as a threat to both department stores and specialty retailers, with Amazon's new use of Nike and Lululemon's suppliers for its own private label sportswear a particular concern.