Kingfisher sells stake in B&Q China business

Kingfisher plc announces binding agreement to sell controlling stake in its B&Q China business.Kingfisher plc, Europes leading home improvement retailer, today announces a binding agreement to sell a controlling 70% stake in its B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings Inc for a total cash consideration of £140 million.... read more...
09:25AM - Mon 22nd December 2014

H&M sales set to soar as sustainability turns stylish

Swedish fashion company H&M is renown for making a statement. From the elite high end fashion models that adorn its campaigns, to the environmental influence the brand has on consumers across the globe, H&M makes the most of its thriving business....
10:50AM - Mon 22nd December 2014

Bridging the gap between C-suite and branch

It goes without saying that today’s retailers are evolving into radically different beasts from those encountered by consumers as recently as ten years ago. The ubiquity of smart devices means that shoppers now interact with their favourite brands...
08:58AM - Mon 22nd December 2014
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Birmingham nabs a spot on worldwide ‘Top 10 Cities’ list

Birmingham has bagged a spot on Rough Guides’ ‘Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2015’, making it the only UK city featured on a list which includes New Orleans, Johannesburg and Hamburg.The travel guide book series credited Birmingham, Britain’s second-t...
11:34AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Billionaire Boys Club joins list of global flagship stores at Carnaby estate

Carnaby’s 13 streets are welcoming international retailers this winter, with the likes of Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club and A.P.C opening flagship stores on the estate.Dubbed the ‘epicentre’ of ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s, the prime ...
11:31AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Retail Rihanna – Music star pounces into creative director role at Puma

Pop star Rihanna has been appointed the women’s creative director and the face of sportswear brand Puma, effective January 2015. The German multi-national retailer has announced that singer Rihanna, who has previously collaborated with River Islan...
11:21AM - Fri 19th December 2014
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Amazon introduces a one-hour delivery service

Online giant Amazon yesterday launched a one-hour delivery initiative in Manhattan, New York, as it continues to develop its premium Prime service.The program, otherwise known as “Prime Now” includes several thousand products across the toiletry, ...
10:38AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Staying competitive without blanket promotions

Following the frenzy of the shopping phenomena that was Black Friday, pre-Christmas promotions are continuing albeit at a lower rate. According to SalesGossip, the website and mobile app which advertises fashion and beauty promotions in one place,...
10:10AM - Fri 19th December 2014

Luxury retailers can expect "self-gifting" post Christmas

Christmas may well be synonymous with indulgence, but new insights released yesterday by eBay Advertising show that the festive season is not the only time of year that sees a jump in high-end item sales: January and March both register as peak ti...
09:22AM - Fri 19th December 2014

How the latest payment systems can help retailers avoid crime at Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration as many retailers are hoping for bumper sales to bolster their annual takings. However, while events like Black Friday at the end of November have tempted shoppers back to the high street in their droves, the fe...
09:19AM - Fri 19th December 2014

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