Significant investment needs to be made in technology if retailers are to meet the demands of consumers who are making increasingly complex shopping journeys across multiple channels, which is straining the present capabilities of merchants. By Glynn Davis
John Lewis experienced quieter trade last week against a backdrop of changeable weather. Total sales edged up 0.6% year-on-year while online sales climbed by 6.4%.
Marks & Spencer has embarked on a collaboration with Alexa Chung on a new womenswear archive collection.
Jewellery brand Pandora is significantly upsizing its existing store at the Centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes.
Waitrose saw its total sales decline by 2.4% year-on-year last week.
ASICS has announced that Britains number 1 ranked female tennis player, Johanna Konta, has re-signed her footwear and apparel sponsorship deal with the sport performance brand.
Sofa retailer DFS has said it maintained good sales growth throughout the first half its financial year after it benefited from a healthy furniture market and the success of its strategic initiatives.
Luxury products group LVMH grew its revenue by 16% to 35.7 billion in 2015 after witnessing strong momentum in Europe, the US and Japan.
Commentary by Colin Grieves, Experian Marketing Services UK
Wakefields Trinity Walk shopping centre enjoyed record footfall in 2015 with the number of shopping visits rising by 4% to 11.22 million.