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 […]

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 […]

Monsoon’s Accessorize has reported a 65 percent customer conversion rate rise online after switching to a new social technology which allows user generated content (UGC) to be collected from social media platforms and displayed as a gallery on its website. The UK accessories retailer is using Curalate’s […]

US womenswear label Anine Bing is set to open its first store in the UK, in London’s Mayfair next month in time for Christmas. The premium label has taken a 10-year lease on a two-storey unit located at 3 Grosvenor Street. Formerly occupied by Starbucks, the 1,340 square foot store spans across the […]

The British heritage brand opens an official flagship store on China’s largest e-commerce retailer, JD.com. The opening is coupled with Black Friday, offering steep discounts of up to 60 percent off. Known for its iconic trench coats, Aquascutum will be offering their signature styles and a selection […]

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