Fast fashion retailer C&A is prioritizing transgender and refugee applicants in its hunt for seasonal staff for the holidays in Brazil. The company, which is recruiting for 5,000 temporary positions for its 270 stores across the country, has partnered up with two NGOs to reach out to these specific […]

UK brand Apricot has announced it will be opening its first US stand-alone store in Boston, Massachusetts. Opening in March 2019, the 4,000 square foot store will be located in the Natick Mall - the largest shopping centre in Boston - and will stock the brand’s full womenswear range. The fashion chain […]

Fashion retailers such as Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Zara and Mango had to evacuate customers and shut their doors last Saturday (December 1) as the third weekend of protests in Paris became violent. About 5,000 gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) marched down the famous avenue on Saturday, manifesting […]

Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is set to open a six-floor flagship store in Tokyo on December 8, to be located at 5-6-1 Ginza Chuo-Ku. The upcoming store will be the label’s largest one in Asia, featuring men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, handbags, eyewear, footwear, fragrances, jewelry […]

The world of commerce is growing quickly. Contactless card payments, in-app purchasing and voice command purchasing were once alien concepts for shoppers, but are now well and truly integrated into our everyday lives. But how will commerce continue to change, and how can retailers keep up? That was […]

Brazil may be in the middle of a major economic crisis, but that doesn’t mean foreign e-commerce companies should ignore the country. A new report by the Ecommerce Foundation about the Brazilian e-commerce landscape shows that buying products from international online shops is a habit for no less than […]

Retailers should be wary of the long-term effects of the success of this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. In a report published this week, Bloomberg warned of that retailers might experience a ‘February hangover,’ or a sharp decline in sales following this holiday season. As retailers compete […]

Watch out, Amazon, for Etsy is becoming the online marketplace of choice for many US shoppers. That’s one of the conclusions in the latest report on the state of e-commerce in the United States, published this week by the Ecommerce Foundation. Amazon websites continue to be the undisputable champions […]

Amazon is finishing 2018 on a high note: this year’s Black Friday weekend was the best in the company’s history, with more products being ordered worldwide on Cyber Monday than any other day ever. More than 13 million fashion items were sold on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. “Black Friday and […]

Which countries make the most ‘Black Friday’ online searches? Although the Americans invented the Black Friday shopping bonanza, it’s not in the US that the discount event has received the most online attention. Instead, it’s far away in the African continent that people are most actively engaged with […]

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