New figures have shown that UK online retail sales rose by 12% year-on-year in January as the average basket value also increased.
London’s retail tourism industry achieved strong growth in 2016 as international tax free shopping spend in the capital climbed by 15% year-on-year.
Fashion and home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley has said its full year profit will fall below market expectations after reporting a 3.5% drop in first half like-for-like retail sales.
One of the brilliant effects of the internet is that you don’t need a premises to kick off a business, or a till, or even a market stool. All you need is your product, some determination, and a website – and many of the most successful e-commerce brands started off with just that.
A new study has found that nearly 30% of consumers would like to see more innovation in mobile apps to enable the technology to provide a more personalised shopping experience.
Mobile devices are increasingly impacting people’s lives and this is continuing to affect the way they engage with retailers. Merchants are recognising this as a driver to transforming their business models in order to satisfy the more complex demands of customers.
Luxury lifestyle brand The White Company is upsizing at the Bluewater retail and leisure destination to create a 5,881 square foot statement store on Bluewater’s lower Guildhall.