British retail trade union Usdaw has launched a petition calling on the government to support legislation to help protect retail workers from violence, threats and abuse. The union said it has already provided “significant evidence” to the government about the scale of assaults and abuse retail workers […]

Nordic fashion and lifestyle brand Arket is opening a digital flagship store in China on August 19, marking the retailer’s first expansion outside of Europe. Arket’s new online store will be on Alibaba Group’s business-to-consumer e-commerce platform Tmall, and will feature a “special selection” of […]

UK "Buy Now, Pay Later" service Clearpay has announced partnership with a number of retailers. These new brands include Gymshark, Mac Cosmetics, Reiss, Never Fully Dressed and Ren. As well as launching new partnerships, Clearpay is presenting consumers with the bi-annual Clearpay Day sale where brand […]

While several retailers are permanently shuttering stores in response to the pandemic, Saks Fifth Avenue has opened a new location. A dedicated men’s store, the new Saks is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood at Copley Place. Saks is continuing to focus on its growing men’s business through the […]

San Francisco-based sustainable footwear and apparel brand Allbirds has launched in Korea. “As we continue to expand our international footprint, we’re excited to finally enter the Korean market and connect with our existing community here, further establishing Allbirds as an important sustainable fashion […]

Each summer, come July and August, outbound Parisians, Milanese and Florentines tend to flock to their respective coasts for some weeks of respite from the urban heat, while visiting Americans linger in their empty cities, take in the cultural reverence and most of all, they shop. In 2018, nearly 18 […]

Klarna is expanding its horizons to reach shoppers through new, digital channels. The alternative payment solutions provider has created a virtual pop-up store that will be available within Nintendo's Animal Crossing video game for a limited time. The Animal Crossing pop-up demonstrates Klarna's use […]

A group of retailers has come together to form a lobbying coalition to get Amazon and other e-commerce players to take stricter measures on stolen and counterfeit goods being sold on their platform. The retail organizations and companies have founded the Buy Safe America Coalition to support legislation […]

Visualsoft has launched a partnership programme to “empower solution providers to grow their business, build their network and increase the revenue of their retailers”. The newly launched programme “offers uncapped earning potential to those signed up, with revenue share for successful referrals placed […]

Skechers has opened the doors of a new flagship store on Rue de Rivoli, one of Paris’ biggest shopping boulevards. The 5,859-square-foot store offers a range of the brand’s footwear and apparel collections for men, women and kids. “Skechers has built a solid and loyal consumer base in France, and Parisians […]

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