Swarovski has opened its Crystal Studio concept in London, marking the first in the UK, following successful openings in Milan, Paris, Tokyo, LA and Shanghai. The Crystal Studio concept aims to redefine retail in the jewellery space, offering consumers the opportunities to “style their own sparkle” […]

VIA Outlets, Europe’s fastest-growing owner-operator of premium fashion outlet destinations, has partnered with testing and certification expert Bureau Veritas to create a ‘Safer Shopping’ certificate, to showcase that its shopping centres are Covid-19 safe. The ‘Safer Shopping’ certificate, created […]

Burberry has opened the doors of what it describes as “luxury’s first social retail store” in Shenzhen, China. The store, opened on Friday, aims to “blend the physical and social worlds” - a concept the British luxury label has been progressively exploring. In early July, it launched a campaign juxtaposing […]

Sportswear giant Nike opens its third House of Innovation store in Paris today, July 30, with the aim of showcasing its “best innovations, athlete storytelling and experiences” with an immersive and digitally-powered end-to-end consumer journey. Located at 79 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, this mark’s Nike’s […]

Victoria Beckham Beauty is launching a flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. This marks the brand's first entry into the Chinese market. The new online store will feature clean beauty skincare and makeup products, as well as provide consumers with exclusive access to special product launches […]

The latest study by Rethink, 85 percent of brands participating in shopping center loyalty programs have intensified their participation during confinement. According to Rethink, an agency specialized in loyalty and digital transformation for shopping centers and retail chains, retailers have turned […]

Germany experienced a record year in 2019 in terms of e-commerce, with multichannel retailers recording a particularly substantial increase in sales. As the fifth-largest e-commerce market in the world and the second-largest in Europe, Germany is attractive for foreign players. However, the German market […]

For Thanksgiving 2020, Target will be closing its doors for the first time, ending a decade long tradition of opening for early Black Friday doorbusters. Target follows in the footsteps of its competitor, Walmart, who also said they will not be opening on Thanksgiving this year, ending a tradition for […]

Neiman Marcus will not reopen the doors to its New York City flagship in Hudson Yards. The luxury retailer opened the location, its first in the city, last year with the much anticipated, grand opening of the shopping destination. The retailer filed for bankruptcy this past spring, as it faces the same […]

Forecasts by global investment group Goldman Sachs show e-commerce will expand by 19 percent over the next three years, an increase of 3 percent comparison to a previous forecast of 16 percent. The company said the growth of online shopping is fuelled by the U.S., Brazil, Western Europe and APAC according […]

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