At the start of the pandemic Primark was one of the first retailers to halt orders and cut production when it was forced to close its 189 UK stores back in March. Despite the three-month lockdown, Primark saw sales surge in the third quarter when its stores reopened and customers sought out value retailers. […]

Saks Fifth Avenue has launched a new service to allow select customers to shop online and receive their orders the same day. The service is only available to shoppers in Manhattan. Over 250 items are eligible for Saks' same-day delivery. The dedicated array of inventory includes pieces by Alexander […]

Zara owner Inditex has launched its budget brand Lefties online for the first time. The brand, which sells clothes for women, men, kids and babies, will initially be available only for online shoppers in Spain and Portugal, with all its collections made available online in both markets. Lefties currently […]

It is in the interest of all businesses that produce products to sell as much of that product as possible. This is the bottom line. H&M Group’s announcement that its brand Cos will launch a re-sale platform called Resell - where customers can buy and sell pre-owned Cos items - is being positioned […]

Amazon has been given the green light to begin testing its automated drone delivery service, Amazon Air. The US retail giant received approval from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to start commercial deliveries through a trial programme. Amazon Air has now been designated an […]

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched the Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge calling for support for new legislation to protect retail workers from violence, threats and abuse. Eleven cross-party MPs have already signed the pledge. The BRC Crime Survey, released earlier this year, found there […]

British heritage brand Belstaff has returned to New York City, following its departure in early 2019, with a new store at 62 Gansevoort Street to mark the brand’s world-first workshop concept with a focus on makers and creators within the community. Belstaff, which exited its Madison Avenue location […]

Payment platform PayPal has launched a new ‘buy now, pay later’ service, allowing users in the US to pay for products in four interest-free instalments. With the new ‘Pay in 4’ feature, merchants and partners will be paid upfront while customers can pay for purchases between 30 dollars and 600 dollars […]

Shopping marketplace Fashwire has launched a refreshed app interface that the company says will help its users discover and share fashion. “Fusing together the discoverability of emerging brands, delivering user feedback via swipe technology and sharing their personal style via social posting on Fashwire’s […]

Klarna has added over one million new consumers in the U.S. since the start of summer 2020. The buy-now-pay-later payment provider now has nine million customers in the country. The company's U.S. retail partnerships have grown by more than 158 percent year over year, with a gross merchandise volume […]

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