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Hands On with Ted Baker's interactive campaign

Monday 27 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

What is it? Ted Baker has launched a new advertising campaign for its spring 2017 range called Keeping Up with the Bakers, based around a fictional family living in a 1950s-styled suburbia. The campaign has various elements, including its centerpiece 360 degree shoppable adver...


Retail Gazette Loves: Lidl Surprises, British Daffodils

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Lidl has released the latest advert in their Lidl Surprises campaign which aims to tackle misconceptions about the quality and origin of its produce. In preparation for Mother’s Day this weekend and Easter, the latest advert focuses on Lidl’s 95p daffodils and invites doubtful...


What's behind the shopping centre & retail park footfall dive bomb?

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The continuing battle for footfall between the high street, retail parks and shopping centres took an unexpected turn last month. Major shopping centres such as Westfield Stratford City consistently broke footfall records last year, reporting in July that they had beaten the f...


Indie of the Month: Brides Do Good

Tuesday 21 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Brides Do Good is not your average independent retailer. You might not see it establishing a chain on high streets around the UK anytime soon, but its humble ecommerce platform is certainly making a difference in the world. Founded by Chantal Khoueiry, Brides Do Good is a soci...


5 Minutes With Mark Reardon, Founder, Made In Global

Monday 20 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

After a career of 25 years working at some of the world’s leading branding and advertising agencies, Mark Reardon is now on a quest to democratise luxury goods with the recent launch of his new online fashion retailer Made In Global. Four years in the making, Reardon hopes to ...


The rise of modest wear: Are retailers making a stand against discrimination?

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

In politically charged times, seemingly innocuous items can take on extraordinary levels of significance. In recent months, modest wear has begun to make its way into mainstream fashion, throwing petrol on an already lively debate. Earlier this week, a European court passed a ...


Hands on with IVALO, the Tinder of independent fashion

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

What is it? IVALO is an app that allows users to browse independent fashion retailers' items just like Tinder. Having soft-launched back in October in its native Finland, the app soon overtook the country’s biggest rivals like H&M and Zalando. It is a sales platform using the ...


Grocery vs Fashion: Why is fashion being left in grocery's dust?

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

This week Blue Inc, Jones Bootmaker and Brantano were added to the increasing list of fashion retailers flirting with administration, and could well end up among deceased UK high street chains American Apparel and Banana Republic. That the fashion sector is struggling will not...


COMMENT: Mobile is the strategy for sellers, designers & buyers

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Posted by Philip Rooke, CEO, Spreadshirt

Mobile purchases in the UK are set to smash records in 2017, according to the Centre of Retail Research (CRR). The UK is expected to spend £27.02 billion on purchases on mobile devices this year, up 26 per cent from 2016. This prediction would mean the UK will make more transa...


5 Minutes With Paul Callow, CEO, Cartridge World UK

Monday 13 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Cartridge World recently announced it was opening the doors to its brand new showroom in Harrogate, North Yorkshire — a significant move in the company’s rebrand to position itself as premium product supplier and retail franchise. With this in mind, the Retail Gazette caught u...