Sunday, November 19, 2017

Spotlight: Westgate Oxford

Welcoming the public for the first time today, ahead of 10 days of launch events, the new Westgate has introduced some of the world’s biggest brands to the city, including Uniqlo, Ted Baker, Victoria’s Secret Pink, MAC and Nespresso Boutique.

Bucherer: The luxury watch retailer you’ve never heard of

The black and bronze exterior of Bucherer’s flagship store in Lucerne will soon make its way to London. We met the leaders behind one of Europe’s largest watch retailers to find out more.
selfridges of sport

Exclusive: 77% of people think Sports Direct will never be the “Selfridges of sport”

In an exclusive survey carried out for Retail Gazette, we asked the public whether Sports Direct could ever truly be considered the Selfridges of sport.

Highlights from Shoptalk Europe 2017: VF Corporation, John Lewis, Tumi, Pinterest, Zalando & Feelunique

Retail Gazette brings you a comprehensive roundup of highlights from the Shoptalk Europe 2017, covering all topics from innovation to loyalty programmes.
Mental Health

Should big retailers take mental health more seriously?

Mental health is predicted to cost the UK £30 billion every year, and the numbers are only rising. We look at whether retailers should be taking the issue more seriously.
Golden Week

Why adapting to Chinese tourism should extend past Golden Week

On Monday Chinese Golden Week will commence, marking the start of a tourism and shopping bonanza which is fast becoming a rival for retail events like Prime Week and even the Christmas Sales. This year it is poised to be another record breaker.

Does technology help or hinder new retailers?

Technology has become both the biggest obstacle for new retailers, and its biggest asset. Customers expect to be able to access a retailer on every platform, and new retailers are likely to make a poor first impression if this is not available from the off.
London Fashion Week

Can LFW reinvigorate the UK fashion industry?

With the eyes of the fashion world descending on the heart of the British fashion industry this week, could London Fashion Week be the kickstart it needs to reinvigorate retail?
Modern Slavery

Are retailers really turning a blind eye to slavery?

Last month, detectives revealed that modern slavery is far more prevalent than previously thought, estimating numbers to be in the tens of thousands.

Is retail really the worst sector to work in?

Every sector has its drawbacks, but a recent study by Glass Door revealed that four out of the 10 companies voted as the worst places to work in the UK by employees were retailers. This compares to just one in the top 10.

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