New York - During his inaugural speech at National Retail Federations’ 2020 Vision conference on Sunday, the CEO of Microsoft urged retailers to embrace the imperative of “tech intensity”. “What I always tell retailers is that you can’t be cool by association, by riding along with somebody else’s technology,” […]

As buy-now-pay-later services grow in availability and popularity, H&M has expanded its partnership with Klarna to offer payment plans to its U.S. business across all channels. The service is offered to H&M's loyalty program members, who can opt to pay for their H&M purchases later to increase their […]

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has expanded its sustainable platform, Net Sustain, by adding a new category for beauty products. Launched in June last year with 26 brands, Net Sustain highlights sustainable brands and helps shoppers identify products that are ethically made. Now, 27 brands […]

Emerging designers with ambitions to launch a retail emporium with a cause can apply for a new competition to win a two-week free store in London, Paris, New York or Los Angeles. Appear Here, a leading marketplace for short-term retail space, is launching Space for Ideas, a competition providing free […]

Russia’s leading online retailer Wildberries has announced its entry into the European market. In January 2020, Wildberries started its sales in Poland. The company said in a statement that buyers can order goods from its website Wildberries.eu. Wildberries will open about 100 branded pick up points […]

Commenting on its Christmas trading performance, British lifestyle brand Joules said retail sales over the seven-week period were significantly behind expectations and decreased by 4.5 percent against the prior year as a result of disappointing online sales performance due to an internally generated […]

Swedish fashion brand Monki, under the Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) group plans to enter the Philippine market this summer. ”Monki’s mission is to empower young women everywhere and help them feel good about themselves. We can’t wait to get to know a new market and welcome new customers to our […]

Forever 21 is targeting consumers in Canada, Asia, APAC and LATAM through localized online stores. The American retailer has teamed with cross-border e-commerce solutions provider Global-e to build its localized digital stores and accelerate online growth in each specific market. The new online stores […]

Gen Z, digital natives aged between 7 and 23, is a massively fetishized group when discussing the future of retail. So Stylus forecasters at the semi-annual Decoded Future New York created a presentation focused on how to tap into this 40 percent of consumers, which now harbor some major spending power. […]

Amazon is considering open stores in Germany, its second biggest market after the United States. Amazon has physical stores in the United States, its largest market, including Whole Foods, which they acquired and checkout-free Amazon Go food stores. Ralf Kleber, Amazon's e-commerce head in Germany, […]

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