Greater Manchester is to move to the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions - transitioning from ‘high’ alert to ‘very high’ alert - as the region continues to experience a spike in cases. Under the new tier 3 restrictions, which will come into effect at midnight on Friday 23 October, people “must not […]

Etsy is the latest retailer to offer its shoppers the option of buy-now-pay-later through Klarna. The payment solution will allow shoppers to pay for their Etsy purchases in interest-free installments. Shoppers in the U.S. will now be able to select to pay through Klarna at checkout for purchases between […]

The Republic of Ireland has announced a new six-week lockdown as the country, like many in Europe, faces a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases. As of Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the country is being placed on Level 5 - the highest level - of the country’s ‘Plan for Living with Covid’. The government […]

Retailers in the UK spent 1.1 billion pounds to accept payments from customers in 2019, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which is calling on the government to take action. According to the trade body’s latest Payment Survey, card use rose steadily from 54 percent of transactions in […]

All non-essential retailers in Wales are to close for two weeks as part of a new “firebreak” initiative to “regain control of coronavirus”, first minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Welsh government said the “short, sharp” action is “needed to save lives and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed” […]

Contemporary French menswear label De Fursac has opened its first boutique outside of France in London. The 860 square foot boutique in Chelsea, London will be home to the label’s tailoring, urban casual and eveningwear collections. Commenting on the opening, Alix Le Naour, artistic director of De Fursac, […]

Authentic Brands Group has announced a new partnership with AR Holdings to expand the presence of Forever 21 in the region of Latin America. A leading retail operator in the region, AR Holdings will help drive the brand across ecommerce, wholesale and 26 retail locations in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, […]

Nordstrom is expanding its holiday offering to include Christmas trees. The retailer has teamed with Christmas decor brand Balsam Hill to introduce Christmas tree lots to 21 of its stores across 13 states. This marks the first time Nordstrom will sell a full assortment of Christmas trees, and the first […]

Kohl's has become Cole Haan's latest retail partner. Beginning in spring 2021, the retailer will carry men's and women's footwear by Cole Haan in 200 stores and through its ecommerce site. The retailer has positioned itself as a destination for casual and active styles for the entire family, and its […]

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new national advertising campaign urging consumers to start their Christmas shopping earlier this year to help ease the load on retailers. Since the March lockdown, businesses across the UK have been investing hundreds of millions of pounds in strengthening […]

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