Podcast: Why did Black Friday break records in the US?
In this episode, UnEdited discusses the reasons that Black Friday broke records in the United States but not in the United Kingdom with the vice president of research and analysis at UnEdited, Emily Bezzant.Listen to the podcast below. Source: UnEdited via Spotify Photo credit: Unsplash
Dec 15, 2020
Video: The Fashion Archive discusses the ethics of Black Friday
In this video, The Fashion Archive discusses the ethics of Black Friday and fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing’s 99 percent reduction controversy. Watch the video below. Source: The Fashion Archive via YouTube Photo credit: Unsplash
Dec 3, 2020
Shopify does 2.4 billion dollars in Black Friday sales
Shopify has announced they did a record-setting 2.4 billion dollars in sales on Black Friday coming from over one million businesses across 175 countries worldwide. Shopify-powered businesses saw a 75 percent increase in sales compared to Black Friday in 2019. By 8 a.m. EST, Shopify already hit the 1 billion dollar sales mark. New York, London,...
Nov 30, 2020
Barclaycard reports drop in Black Friday spending compared to last year
Barclaycard Payments has reported a 13.6 percent decrease in the volume of payments as of 12:00 on Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2019. There has been a decrease in the overall transaction value of 7.3 percent compared to 2019 and a 30.5 percent increase in e-commerce transactions compared to last year, according to Barclaycard...
Nov 27, 2020
Anya Hindmarch to donate all Black Friday profits
Anya Hindmarch has joined the roster of brandsboycotting Black Fridaythis year, and has instead announced another initiative. The luxury handbag brand will donate all profits made during the busy shopping event to charity. All of the brand's profits made from sale between November 27 and November 29 will be donated to the charity Voice For...
Nov 27, 2020
Air and Grace launches ‘Repurpose’ capsule collection
Air and Grace is doing things differently this Black Friday, instead of offering discounts, the British footwear brand is launching a special edition ‘Repurpose’ capsule collection made from surplus materials, in a bid to minimise waste and champion responsible shopping. Launching on November 27, the new Air and Grace collection is part of the...
Nov 27, 2020
Black Friday: Most UK shoppers would wait longer for green deliveries
Half of UK shoppers would be willing to wait longer to receive an online order if they knew it would be delivered in a sustainable way, new research suggests. That compares to 38 percent of Germans who would be willing to wait longer for greener delivery, according to research by Ford. For those in the UK, 58 percent would prefer their packages...
Nov 26, 2020
Consumers intend to spend 470 dollars over Thanksgiving weekend
Consumers are estimated to spend 470 dollars on holiday items in the period beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with Cyber Monday, according to a recent survey. The new ICSC Thanksgiving Weekend Intentions survey represented a sample of 1,002 US respondents. The data revealed that 91 percent of consumers will make purchases from retailers...
Nov 25, 2020
5 brands boycotting Black Friday for good causes
For some brands and retailers, Black Friday is all about slashing prices and offering major discounts, for 2020, several brands are protesting the annual discounting event in favour of charity drives. Black Friday 2020 this year falls on November 27 and, while for some brands it offers an opportunity to capture that much-needed consumer spend to...
Nov 24, 2020
Amazon France postpones Black Friday sales
Black Friday is typically one of the biggest days on any retailers calendar. The sales usually bring a plethora of shoppers and major single day revenue for companies. Black Friday is known as the Friday after Thanksgiving in America, and some companies even begin having Black Friday sales the week of to capitalize on early shoppers as much as...
Nov 20, 2020
Baukjen and Isabella Oliver to give back this Black Friday
London-based sustainable and socially conscious online womenswear and maternity wear brands Baukjen and Isabella Oliver are swapping deals for good deeds this Black Friday. The annual shopping event, which this year takes place on November 27, usually sees brands and retailers slashing their prices, however, several brands are protesting the...
Nov 17, 2020
British retailers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about festive shopping season
93 percent of retailers have upped their online offering as they are “cautiously optimistic about the festive shopping season”, according to new research by consultancy firm Capgemini. The research, which surveyed 851 retail managers across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US, also found that 46 percent of retailers...
Nov 16, 2020