The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...
Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018
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
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4 May 2017
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
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
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
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
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
LONDON, UK: Brand loyalty towards food and drink in the UK grocery market is declining at a sharp rate, research conducted by Canadean in February 2013 reveals.
6 Mar 2013
LONDON, UK: UK retail is set to grow by 1.8% in 2013 with total retail spend hitting £300.7 billion - though this is nowhere near the pre-recession growth levels it is the highest rate of growth since the recession began. However this is largely down to rising prices, according to a report from SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and Verdict called How the UK will shop in 2013.
21 Jan 2013
LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Turbulent times were predicted on the back end of 2012. The ANC Mangaung conference precipitated very little stormy seas other than an anti-climactic conclusion. The Mayan apocalypse materialised into nothing but an ordinary day. In fact with so many forecasts for change and a chasm of chaos, one may tend to be a bit sceptical with further predictions of change.
*David Mattin and Saint-Francis Tohlang 8 Jan 2013
LONDON, UK: Strike action heavily disrupted London's Underground train network on Wednesday (26 December), as hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed to the shops for the traditional Boxing Day sales held by retailers throughout the city.
27 Dec 2012
Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.
9 Dec 2012
LONDON, UK: From a net increase in 2009 of 1.2%, multiple retailers have for the second consecutive period shown a decline in their numbers, from -0.25% in 2011 to -1.4% in the first half of 2012. This is a net reduction of 953 shops in the first half of 2012 compared to 174 shops in the whole of 2011.
24 Oct 2012
LONDON, UK: House of Fraser has knocked ASOS off top spot to become the most visible site for fashion retail-related searches, reveals the latest research from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.
9 Oct 2012
LONDON, UK: While consumers have no control over what happens with national economics, they can control their personal appearance and it seems that today, this is exactly what they are doing. Indeed, according to latest research from Mintel in to colour cosmetics, make-up displays just how recession-proof the sector is, with UK retail sales of colour cosmetics putting on a good performance in 2011, with market value up by over 8% from 2010 (when the market was valued at £1.28bn) shoring up sales of a stunning £1.38bn.
11 Sep 2012
LONDON, UK: Honor Westnedge, senior retail analyst, gives her expert opinion: Victoria's Secret will refresh the UK lingerie market on Tuesday with the opening of its first store in London's Westfield Stratford. Its innovative products, marketing and fashionability look set to seduce British consumers.
Verdict Research: Opinion 4 Sep 2012
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.
2 Aug 2012
LONDON, UK: Nick Moon, managing director of Social Research at GfK, comments: "According to the latest GDP figures, the economy has suffered a further 0.7% decline between April and June. This is the third quarter in a row the economy has contracted, meaning the UK is now stuck in the worse double-dip recession since modern records began. It is not surprising therefore that the Index has remained the same this month, as consumer confidence remains as stagnant as the economy."
31 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: Following the arrival of a number of other pop-up stores in the Covent Garden area, Chanel opened its first UK pop-up store on the main piazza on 24 July 2012 - just in time to benefit from the increased footfall in London driven by the Olympics. As well as stocking the full range of Chanel beauty products, it also boasts a first-of-its-kind nail bar.
30 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: M&S regroups after dismal clothing sales and the exit of director Kate Bostock.
11 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: The camera and video camera - once an essential for every summer holiday, but new research from Mintel finds fewer Brits may be packing their cameras and camcorders this summer, instead relying on the smartphone. Sales of digital cameras have fallen dramatically, declining by as much as 29% since 2006, to a value of £598m in 2011.
Mintel Oxygen Reports 5 Jul 2012
LONDON, UK: With evolving technology, a growing emphasis on a cashless society and a demanding, time-poor culture, products that aim to make consumer payments as easy as possible are rapidly appearing on the market.
16 May 2012
LONDON, UK: Nick Moon, managing director of Social Research in GfK, comments: "The figures this month will not offer the government any relief in light of the news that the economy has slipped back into recession.
10 May 2012