Beauty brand Lush is set to open its first ‘Naked’ store in the UK in Manchester later this week, which will entirely void of any plastic packaging. The retailer famed for its brightly-coloured bath bombs, will be highlighting plastic packaging-free alternatives to shoppers favourite cosmetics, from […]

CEO INTERVIEWIt may seem counterintuitive for pure online players to venture into physical retail, considering how brick and mortar stores are struggling (Credit Suisse predicts 25 percent of all US shopping malls to close by 2025, while the UK high street is having its worst period since 2013). Yet, […]

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced a series of new features and services to some of its shops in 2018, including self-service checkout, repairing services and a café called It’s Plet. In 2019, not only will these changes will be rolled out to more stores around the world, but the fast fashion […]

INTERVIEW “Data is the new oil and artificial intelligence is the oil drill”. These words, uttered by senior ecommerce strategist Jorij Abraham, closed the last IAF World Fashion Convention, held in the Netherlands in October. They followed a seminar in which all panelists unanimously urged retailers […]

Online retailer Missguided has teamed up with payments provider Klarna, SaaS platform Poq and online payment platform Stripe to enhance the way its customers pay for shopping in its app. The reform to the app means that consumers shopping via the Missguided app will receive a “tailored and seamless […]

It was a suitably gelid January morning that Nordstrom, under the direction of its new VP of Men’s Fashion, Sam Lobban, chose to reveal its debut concept of 2019: a 20-brand winter weather shop entitled Out Cold. Brands selected arrive from Scotland, Sweden, Canada, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, […]

OPINION It doesn’t take much observation to notice that a radical change is raging through our current retail landscape. A change that is not only affecting retail, but the consumer industry as a whole. The hospitality business, the food and service industry, travel, financial services, energy, entertainment, […]

Appear Here, the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, has opened its third Space for Ideas competition, offering four aspiring entrepreneurs to win a two-week free store in the centre of London, Paris, New York or Los Angeles. The competition to discover and launch the next big retail idea, […]

Alexander McQueen this week debuted its new London flagship boutique, located at 27 Old Bond Street. The British luxury brand opened an 11,000 sq ft space at the former DKNY address in London’s Mayfair. Housing both its men’s and women’s collection, the company is planning to double its brick and mortar […]

Contemporary luxury jewellery brand Azza Fahmy has opened its first store in the US with a boutique at the Waldorf Astoria in Los Angeles. Azza Fahmy jewellery, which has become synonymous for translating cultural and historic references to unique modern designs, will be offering an exclusive hand-crafted […]

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