Saturday, January 25, 2020
November’s online sales jumped a whopping 54 per cent from October, marking the highest sales growth in 18 months thanks to Black Friday.

Could the direct-to-consumer boom kill retail?

Social media is posing a significant threat to retailers as increasing numbers of manufacturers use online platforms.
H&M, Muji, Uniqlo, Adidas under scrutiny over Chinese “forced labour” supply chain

H&M, Muji, Uniqlo and Adidas under scrutiny over Chinese “forced labour” supply chain

A new report detailing the alleged use of forced labour at Chinese cotton production plants brings scrutiny to Western brands.
Mince pies for dogs? Sainsburys trials in-store Pet Hubs

Sainsbury’s announces supply deal with Australian grocery giant Coles

UK shoppers could soon start seeing more Australian products on supermarket shelves after Sainsbury's signed a deal with Coles.
Joules suppliers discounts

Joules the latest retailer to ask suppliers for discounts

Joules has asked its suppliers for discounts on spring 20 orders to help it incorporate a new tariff levied on goods
Peacocks suppliers Tradewind

Peacocks suppliers owed over £1m in late payments

Peacocks suppliers are owed millions of pounds in late payments from finance company Tradewind.
Timberland pledges to plant 26,000 trees in Ghana

Timberland to build leather supply chain from regenerative ranches

Timberland has partnered with Other Half Processing to build a responsible leather supply chain.
Asda plastic recycling Roger Burnley

Asda pushes forward plastic reduction commitment

Asda has stepped up its commitment to plastic reduction by bringing forward its target to reach 30 per cent recycled content
op 5 stories to read today - Nike CEO Mark Parker resigns, Ebay will donate $1 whenever a retailer overuses a Christmas buzzword, UK retailers’ store profit margins have halved, A RoyalMail strike on Black Friday would leave millions of items undelivered, Costcutter bags delivery deal with Uber Eats.

Top 5 news stories to read today

Top news stories today:Nike CEO resigning, Ebay donating $1 over Christmas buzzwords, RoyalMail Black Friday strike & UberEats
A Royal Mail strike on Black Friday would cause millions of packages to be undelivered representing a “major threat to UK retail”.

Black Friday Royal Mail strike to leave millions of items undelivered posing “major threat...

A Royal Mail strike on Black Friday would cause millions of packages to be undelivered representing a “major threat to UK retail”. Strike action is...
Matalan Knowsley warehouse strike ends as staff accept new pay offer GMB strike

Matalan warehouse strike ends as staff accept new pay offer

A long-running strike by workers at a Matalan warehouse in Merseyside has come to an end.

Feature Resource

[Whitepaper] Retail Lessons From China

Did you know? Chinese demographics are much more complex than ‘Gen X/Y/Z’? Instead they’re segmented as: Post-80s, Post-90s, Post-95s, Post-00s. And, while Post-80s and 90s...