Friday gave further confirmation that Black Friday didn’t do enough to balance out the weakness in UK stores for most of November with BDO’s monthly sales tracker showing sales fell 1.3% and fashion suffered the most.
Thousands of smaller Chinese store owners are now using a supply chain app made by Alibaba Group; part of a multi-billion dollar drive to take the e-commerce giant's dominance of online shopping into physical stores.
Over half of Britons admit to re-gifting unwanted presents and thats likely to be the fate of fashion and beauty products this year with those categories surprisingly being among the least wished-for Christmas gifts.
British consumers are estimated to spend 7.2 hours on Christmas shopping and visit an average of 7 online retailers before making a purchase, in a process that is making Brits feel exhausted by Christmas Day.
Property owners are big news in the UK following the proposed Hammerson-Intu merger and while Shaftesbury is small compared to them, it also has news of its own as it expands its ownership of sites in the Carnaby area.
As the UK prepares for Brexit it seems that ‘made in Britain’ remains an aspirational label for domestic shoppers as well as for those in the US, while Burberry and M&S score highly in UK brand perception.
The White Company (TWC) said it reached an online sales record in the week including Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the performance helped by a more robust platform. It did not say exactly how much it sold.