Last August the UK government launched the initiative Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in a bid drive traffic to cafes and restaurants during local lockdown. This year campaigners are calling for a similar proposal to save the ailing high street, with a scheme called Shop Out to Help Out. The campaign group […]

The second quarter of 2021 should have been a time for economies reopening, and all eyes are on the UK and Germany to give an indication of consumer sentiment and retail sales. The UK and Germany Spend Insight Report by Fable Data shows UK spending the week of 15 March was up 1 percent on 2020 and down […]

On Thursday, China, backed by the Chinese government itself, started retaliating against the Western boycott of cotton produced in the ‘Uyghur labor camps’ of Xinjiang, calling for its own boycott against international fashion companies. The boycott primarily affected Swedish retail giant […]

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has released new research on the impact of the pandemic on the future of retail, which reveals that community has emerged as a top priority for consumers, suggesting that locally morphed experiences will allow physical retail to thrive in 2021 and beyond. In its ‘Westfield […]

Burberry has linked with Elle Digital Japan to create an interactive virtual replica of the British luxury label’s flagship in Ginza, Tokyo. Customers will be able to explore the three-floor digital store using icons on their screens to navigate, purchasing items from Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection […]

Nike’s sales drop in North America has nothing to do with a dampening of consumer demand, but rather a shortage of shipping containers and congestion at US ports that delayed shipments in the quarter by more than three weeks. Like many global brands and retailers, Nike faced supply chain challenges […]

US footwear and accessories brand Cole Haan has expanded into the German market through a partnership with performance lifestyle retailer Norgroup Retail. Cole Haan will now be available to German customers through a newly designed website. “We are excited to launch the brand in Germany and continue […]

The importance of brick-and-mortar retail is often questioned amid the rise of e-commerce. Consumers have increasingly favored the ease and convenience that comes with digital retail for several years, and as the pandemic forced almost all retailers to turn towards a digital-only approach for several […]

A full year has passed since the first lockdown swept the global retail landscape, giving an unfathomable boost of 183 billion dollars to e-commerce. As shopping habits shifted to online, a total of 844 billion dollars was spent in the US during the pandemic period of March 2020 to February 2021, according […]

Online marketplace eBay has released its first ‘Recommerce Report’ including data from the UK, US, Canada, Germany and France, which reveals that Gen Z consumers are driving the global rise in secondhand selling. The report reveals that almost seven in 10 (67 percent) of eBay UK sellers said that they […]

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