eBay is building its competitive edge in the growing sneaker market. The company announced new incentives to both sneaker sellers and sneaker shoppers to use its online marketplace. Going forward, all sneakers sold for 100 dollars or more through eBay will not be charged any selling fees. For shoppers, […]

British comfort footwear brand Hotter Shoes has announced a new strategy to make decisions based on consumer wants. The company teamed with First Insight, a digital product testing and decision-making platform, to gather consumer-driven predictive analytics to more accurately design, buy and price decisions […]

China enjoyed a better-than-expected pick-up in the key retail and industrial sectors in November, data showed Monday, providing a further boost to Beijing after finally agreeing a mini trade pact with the United States last week. The readings come at the end of a tough year for the world's number two […]

Philip Green’s Arcadia has announced it has completed the refinancing of its 310 million pound loan on its flagship Topshop store on London's Oxford Street. In a short statement released on Friday, the company said: “The Arcadia Group Ltd is pleased to confirm it has completed the refinancing of its […]

While some consumers, brands and retailers reject big sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday as environmentally damaging and decide to opt out, others jump right in and count the days until the big event, ready to give deep discounts on retailer side and ready to spend on consumer side. FashionUnited […]

H&M has started delivering orders to its customers in the Netherlands by bike in a bid to cut down on carbon emissions. The Swedish retail giant has teamed up with Dutch bicycle courier company Fietskoeriers.nl for the initiative which offers next-day delivery and is priced like H&M’s regular next-day […]

Mercari has introduced new technology that allows it to compete with big players like The RealReal or Rebag. An online secondhand marketplace that allows users to buy and sell clothing and lifestyle items, Mercari has launched a new tool to allow shoppers more security when buying designer handbags […]

London-based womenswear brand Baukjen is launching social commerce. The premium brand has teamed up with digital commerce company Curalate for the new feature which will allow consumers to explore shoppable customer-generated content on Baukjen’s website homepage and in a dedicated ‘Shop their style’ […]

Reuters has reported that one in retailers, about 7000 of Hong Kong's 64,000 licensed retail establishments, could be forced to close down in the next six months. Violent protests have been deterring tourists from visiting Hong Kong costing retailers sales. Hong Kong is typically one of the top shopping […]

With a general election looming, Brexit uncertainty and general retail gloom, GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index is a reflection of current times, and remains unchanged at -14 compared to November in 2018. Joe Staton, Client Strategy Director at GfK, said in a statement: “In the face of Brexit […]

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