UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Luxury British fashion house Burberry on Thursday announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci, formerly of Givenchy, as its new chief creative officer to replace Christopher Bailey...

5 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

SWEDEN

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist...

9 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Customers likely to share positive experiences as much as bad experiences

Research done by Yonder Digital Group found that UK consumers are as likely to share a good experience as a bad one...

4 May 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

'Here we are sir, but please... not in the store...'

LONDON, UK: A chain of DIY stores in the United Kingdom is preparing its staff for kinky Fifty Shades customers after they have seen the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey...

11 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain's Tesco says 2,000 jobs under threat

LONDON, UK: Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco said on Wednesday that it could axe as many as 2,000 jobs under plans to shut 43 stores in a company-wide overhaul...

2 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Britons to spend £86bn this Christmas

LONDON, UK: Report from Verdict and SAS UK finds that Britons will be spending more than they did last year...

By Published by Verdict 18 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry says sales boosted by shoppers in emerging economies

LONDON, UK: British luxury clothing and handbag maker Burberry said on Wednesday that sales rose in its first quarter, boosted by strong growth in the Asia Pacific region and in the Americas.

12 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

South African fast-food giants make strides in UK

SA's quick-service restaurant groups are seeing an improvement in the UK market‚ where trading over the past few years has been difficult as rising labour costs and depressed consumer spending weighed on operations.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

The lure of airport shopping

LONDON, UK: Airport shopping marks the end of terminal boredom: Over one in ten European travellers look forward to shopping at airports.

11 Jun 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Steers heads for UK

Steers' iconic flame-grilled burgers will make their way to the UK‚ when parent company Famous Brands (Fbr) opens its maiden outlet in Clapham‚ London in July.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

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