Selfridges has revealed its Christmas windows and full in-store displays, claiming to be the first department store globally to have done so. It has chosen the theme of Future Fantasy: A Christmas For Modern Times.
UK high street and travel retail newsagent WH Smith has delivered a surprise with news that it’s buying US travel retail specialist Marshall Retail for $400m/£312m, radically expanding its travel retail chain.
It may seem counter-intuitive to some people to pay in advance for a service that saves you money on future product orders that you might not actually place, but such schemes are ever more popular with UK consumers.
Consumer appetite for click & collect is rising, a new study has shown, with 68% of shoppers now actively choosing to pick up their online orders in a physical shop, but many also wanting more options for local pick-up.
A leading analyst has said that Harrods really needs to connect with more shoppers in the UK and also to drive more online sales from its tourist fanbase if its wants to push GTV higher as rival Selfridges is doing.
The chairman of a prominent, but unnamed, retailer has said that the coming Christmas season could be the worst in more than a decade, which means it could be the worst since the crisis of 2008 that saw low spending.
The privately-held North American company, which split from Avon Products Inc. in 2016, is set to debut a lineup of new product collaborations under LG, including collections with The Face Shop and Chi.