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 […]

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 […]

Slowear Venezia, the all-Italian retail concept store, has opened its second Tokyo location in Marunouchi. This new store features an increased number of products and sharing spaces. The new location also introduces a more modern, eclectic concept for Slowear Venezia. With the help of Visual Display, […]

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 […]

With Black Friday just around the corner, online giant Amazon has suffered a major data breach that saw customers’ emails and names being posted on the company’s website. The website announced in an email that the breach was the result of a technical issue. Customers affected by the data breach were […]

Joining Black Friday, the American discounting frenzy that is slowly taking over other countries, may seem like a win-win situation. By offering generous discounts, retailers can attract new customers and increase earnings by selling larger quantities than usual, right? Well, not so much. While some […]

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