The Scottish government is to place 11 councils in the west of the country into the toughest tier of Covid-19 restrictions, meaning non-essential retailers in those areas will be forced to close for three weeks. The following council areas will move from Level 3 to Level 4 restrictions at 6pm on Friday: […]

A new study from Juniper Research has found that transaction values for physical goods sales online will grow from 3.3 trillion dollars in 2020 to 4.4 trillion dollars by 2025, a 33 percent growth fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has fundamentally altered customer behaviours towards e-commerce, […]

Thom Browne is doing what few brands would dare to do right now, expanding their retail strategy. The brand will count 60 stores globally by the end of the year, with plans to add another 15 by 2021. The brand has grown to 200 million dollars in sales. The company’s success has been attributed to both […]

Klarna has introduced a new price drop widget to its iOS mobile app. The tool will allow consumers to stay informed on the latest deals and sales, particularly during the upcoming holiday shopping season. The widget is a permanent extension of the Klarna app experience, and works by rotating through […]

John Lewis is the latest UK retailer to reveal a Christmas advert campaign, with the company this year drawing inspiration from the kindness and togetherness shown by the British public during the pandemic. The two-minute advert, created by advertising agency adam&eveDDB, features a mixture of different […]

Online retail is set to soar when the shopping binge known as Black Friday deals hits our screens end of November. Many brands and stores are expected to start e-commerce sales well before November 27th, following a dire year of plummeting profits for the UK high street. But all those orders will require […]

Lululemon is expanding its in-store offering beyond athleisure clothing. The athletic apparel brand will begin selling its newly acquired Mirror home gym in 18 stores across the U.S. this month. The company bought the at-home fitness platform in June of this year, stating at the time that it planned […]

China’s Singles Day, also known as 11.11 or Double 11, started in 1993 at Nanjing University as a day for students to celebrate their singledom. In 2009, Alibaba transformed the holiday from an “anti-Valentine’s Day” for Chinese singletons to the “11.11 Global Shopping Festival,” which now also sees […]

Mall owner Simon Property Group was brutalized by the height of the coronavirus pandemic with months of temporary store closures. Some tenants have closed stores all together and were unable to pay their rents, costing the company massive revenue declines. On Monday, Simon Property Group reported that […]

G-Star has redefined its geographic footprint in the United States. After the brand took a hit from the global coronavirus pandemic, like most brands have, they have decided to trim their fleet of stores to cut costs. G-Star will be continuing on with 10 thriving stores in the United States. This reduction […]

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