Store closings in malls may be on the rise, but shopping centers are far from dead -- at least during the holiday season. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) estimates 151 million US consumers to have visited a mall over the weekend, proving that physical retail remains the hub of Thanksgiving […]

Leboncoin, a company which can be described as “the French eBay”, has announced the acquisition of second-hand fashion platform Videdressing. Founded in 2009 and present in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, Videdressing receives an average of 3 million visitors a month. Details […]

Casual apparel brand Uniqlo is set to continue its European expansion by adding Italy to its retail portfolio in 2019. Fast Retailing, the Japanese company which owns the brand, has issued a statement revealing its plans to open the first Uniqlo shop in Italy next fall, to be located in Piazza Cordusio, […]

More than a third of shoppers avoided the queues and chaos on Black Friday, as smartphones took 33.5 percent of the 6.22 billion dollars that was spent in the United States. Sales soared 23 percent versus 2017 according to Adobe, which tracks millions of transactions across a range of retail sites. […]

The UK’s trade union GMB is staging protests across the UK against ‘inhumane working conditions’ in Amazon warehouses. Hundreds are expected to take part in the protests at Amazon warehouses in Rugeley, Swansea, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Warrington. ‘Black Friday protests’ are also taking place […]

‘Tis the season to be bombarded with social media messages. As social media becomes consumers’ favorite way to communicate with their favorite brands and platforms do their best to become shopping channels in their own right, retailers can expect a boom in the number of customers contacting them via […]

Where do you go for the best deals and discounts? Snapchat wants to be that place. The social app has launched a dedicated shopping channel where users can find exclusive drops and offers. The timing couldn’t be better: right ahead of Black Friday. Named Shop & Cop, the feature is only available for […]

With Black Friday just around the corner, online giant Amazon has suffered a major data breach that saw customers’ emails and names being posted on the company’s website. The website announced in an email that the breach was the result of a technical issue. Customers affected by the data breach were […]

Joining Black Friday, the American discounting frenzy that is slowly taking over other countries, may seem like a win-win situation. By offering generous discounts, retailers can attract new customers and increase earnings by selling larger quantities than usual, right? Well, not so much. While some […]

Struggling lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is bringing back its swimwear range, discontinued in 2016. Stuart Burgdoerfer, CEO of the label’s parent company, L Brands, said in an earnings call that swimsuits will be relaunched in the spring of 2019. But swimwear is not the only product category Victoria’s […]

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