STUDY A recent survey by US merchandising platform First Insight found out that there is a significant perception gap among consumers and senior retail executives. For instance, whereas the latter dismiss the impact pricing has on purchasing decisions, consumers regard it as quite important. While 40 […]

Casual apparel brand Uniqlo is set to continue its European expansion by adding Italy to its retail portfolio in 2019. Fast Retailing, the Japanese company which owns the brand, has issued a statement revealing its plans to open the first Uniqlo shop in Italy next fall, to be located in Piazza Cordusio, […]

The UK’s trade union GMB is staging protests across the UK against ‘inhumane working conditions’ in Amazon warehouses. Hundreds are expected to take part in the protests at Amazon warehouses in Rugeley, Swansea, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Warrington. ‘Black Friday protests’ are also taking place […]

Struggling lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is bringing back its swimwear range, discontinued in 2016. Stuart Burgdoerfer, CEO of the label’s parent company, L Brands, said in an earnings call that swimsuits will be relaunched in the spring of 2019. But swimwear is not the only product category Victoria’s […]

Monsoon’s Accessorize has reported a 65 percent customer conversion rate rise online after switching to a new social technology which allows user generated content (UGC) to be collected from social media platforms and displayed as a gallery on its website. The UK accessories retailer is using Curalate’s […]

Jollychic, the top-ranked e-commerce platform in the Middle East, is to give out a one million US dollar cash prize to its customers during its Black Friday sale. "This year, we want to bring more fun to our customers with their cheerful shopping," said Mohammad Jabri, marketing vice president of Jollychic […]

Innovation 000. One doesn’t need to look further than the store’s name to learn the importance of Nike’s new flagship in the heart of New York City. With six stories spanning over 68,000 square feet, the shop located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street has the largest concentration of Nike […]

Montreal’s McGill University has officially opened the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, named after Aldo Bensadoun, founder of footwear company Aldo Group. The school aims to act as a hub for students, researchers and practitioners to address the challenges retailers face, according to the university’s […]

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