Hey 'Big Spender'

China is proving to be a big spender in London after results highlighted that Chinese firms spent $46.8bn buying foreign companies last year.The report comes as Hong Kong retail sales fell in January to their lowest level in 12 years following an 80% drop in tourists. This has led to a decrease in business rental ra... read more...
10:36AM - Mon 30th March 2015
The Clarks Desert Boot

Clarks uses WhatsApp to narrate the story of the Clarks Desert Boot

Shoe retailer Clarks Originals is using the WhatsApp platform for a digital project that will bring the story of the Clarks Desert Boot to life for today’s fans.‘From Rats to Rudeboys’ will provide a window into the experiences of three key person...
09:58AM - Mon 30th March 2015

American Apparel’s Charney expecting $40m in damages

US Fashion retailer American Apparel is struggling to stay out of the limelight, with ex-CEO Dov Charney now seeking $40m in damages.The news comes after it was announced that the Los Angeles based company had spent $10.4m to investigate Charney a...
03:01PM - Fri 27th March 2015
Lindex new concept store

Scandinavian retailer, Lindex opens UK’s first ever flagship

Scandinavian young fashion retailer Lindex, will open its first ever UK-based flagship store at midday, March 27, at Westfield Stratford City. To celebrate the opening, the retailer has also released a new mobile app for British customers, offerin...
11:39AM - Fri 27th March 2015
Greg Suthern, Furniture Village's new COO

Greg Suthern joins Furniture Village board

Furniture Village announced that Greg Suthern is to join its board in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Suthern brings over 20 years of high-level experience to the independent furniture retailer. CEO Peter Harrison commented on t...
11:36AM - Fri 27th March 2015

Adidas hoping to double by 2020

Adidas is hoping to catch Nike up and double net profits by 2020, after its five year plans were released yesterday.The company pledged to pay out higher dividends and to increase profits which decreased in 2014 by 38% to €490m.The German brand an...
10:43AM - Fri 27th March 2015

Supermarket p-interests lie in customer engagement

The photo sharing web and mobile application Pinterest has recently been valued at $11bn, an impressive figure considering the company does not directly sell products. That said, a recent study by Searchmetics, a leading global enterprise platform...
09:31AM - Fri 27th March 2015
Amazon Prime Air drones

Deregulation: Why Amazon wants to trial drone deliveries in the UK

Speaking at a press conference for driverless cars, transport minister Robert Goodwill confirmed Amazon’s wish to trial a delivery service using drones in the UK, which could potentially replace van deliveries. The project, called Amazon Prime Air...
08:38AM - Fri 27th March 2015

Smooth global delivery vital for omnichannel success

What better way to understand the global retail market, than listening to speakers from across the world? The Internet World E-Commerce Fair in Munich this week gave the opportunity to engage with retailers exploring, ‘Different markets - differe...
05:35PM - Thu 26th March 2015

Deflation warning after February spending high

Though the CBI commented that retail sales had flat lined in February, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that UK sales growth increased overall by 5.7% compared with February 2014. This provided the UK with its 23rd consecutiv...
05:29PM - Thu 26th March 2015
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