There may have been plenty of Black Friday bargains to lure shoppers, but UK retail sales still fell in November with sales volumes down by 3.8% compared to October. That came as England’s shops went into lockdown.
John Lewis will host a special live-stream event on Friday and has also unveiled Rita Clifton as its its next deputy chairman. The company will host its first live-streamed show as part of its Christmas campaign.
The Hut Group may be powering webstores for brands globally via its THG Ingenuity division, but it's clearly focused on doing what it knows it can do well and bringing in partners for some specialisations.
This year has increased the importance of Chinese consumers to the luxury sector as the overall market has shrunk while China’s purchases have surged. And there's more to come in the next few years too.