Black Friday e-tail sales disappointed, retailers focused on winning new customers rather than driving profits, and discounts were spread across the month - that's the conclusion of the latest IMRG online sales index.
The Federal Trade Commission has been actively sending letters to social media influencers reminding them to disclose compensation in an effort to crack down on what it has deemed as deceptive marketing practices.
Victoria Beckham’s brand may have lost over £8m last year but the firm is upbeat and said in accounts filed this week that it “continued to perform well in all its markets, despite a difficult trading environment”.
John Lewis struggled to find sales growth in the latest week as the hugely successful retailer showed that even the biggest names aren’t immune to the cautious spending environment in the UK at present.
Miller Harris has unveiled a new concept store in London’s Canary Wharf area. It was designed by London-based Fabled Studio, an award-winning creative firm that has taken inspiration from a number of “muses”.
Actress-turned-women's-rights-activist Rose McGowan will be launching her "all in two" The Only Skincare beauty brand in February and is reportedly looking for a philanthropic partner to support the brand.
The Colgate-Palmolive Company announced it has acquired two professional-quality skincare brands, PCA Skin and EltaMD, in two separate transactions, as part of its strategy to build its global personal care business.
More mainly bad news about UK retail came Monday. New footfall figures showed store traffic was well down on last year and this weekend won’t offer much relief, even if the five days to Friday should be more buoyant.
House of Fraser has signed a deal with a property-tech startup that will see the UK department stores giant hosting pop-up concessions in stores for small retail brands and expanding its experiential offer on the way.