Is bigger better? It certainly seems to be for a number of international retailers, with leading fashion conglomerate Inditex announcing the acquisition of a 4,400 square meter commercial location in the heart of Soho, New York. The Spanish company aims to open "a global standard-setting Zara store" […]

A sampling of US apparel retailers on Thursday revealed increased December sales as the sudden plunge in gas prices and a brighter jobs picture made shoppers more willing to spend during the Christmas gifting season. Retailers normally rake up 40 percent of their annual income in the all-important holiday […]

US fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is set to open its first A&F and Hollister stores in Mexico during the first quarter of 2015. The apparel group has signed a franchise agreement with Grupo AXO to set up a retail network throughout the country, with the first Hollister store slated to open late […]

An increasing number of US consumers are willing to return unwanted gifts, with an estimated 64.67 billion dollars of presents expected to be returned this holiday season. According to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF), over one fifth of all returns occur during the festive season. […]

Sunday is apparently the most popular day for shopping online via a mobile device, according to new research from Opera, which sourced its data from its 270 million users. Whereas desktop traffic to e-commerce sites still tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, […]

Young entrepreneurs in India do not own a single brick and mortar store but they are already successful in their design businesses. Their product portfolio includes everything from clothes to accessories, which are sold purely through e-commerce and social media. There are several examples of young, […]

Luxury apparel and denim brand Calvin Klein has announced that it is set to expand its online presence to more than 20 countries by the end of 2016, with six new websites launching across Asia. The brand currently has introduced 14 new websites across the US, Brazil and Europe, including the UK, France, […]

Luxury British brand Burberry is tapping in Twitter and offering advice to last minute Christmas shoppers in a bid to boost sales. Burberry sales assistants will be working around the clock on the social media platform and responding to tweets under the #BurberryGifts. The associates will reply to individual […]

Consumers buying clothing in North America have seen a disparity between the prices in Canada and US, where they are often much more expensive. While they are different markets, the Canadian government is set to unveil legislation to target the retail price gap between its country and the US, giving […]

Spanish fashion retailer Mango has integrated a new scan and shop function to its iOS app to boost mobile sales, which currently account for 30 percent of the retailer's global online turnover of 124 million euros (97.7 million pounds). The new function uses image recognition and augmented reality technology […]




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