The circumstances surrounding the collapse of Laura Ashley in March will be under even closer scrutiny with the appointment of a second administrator to look at the financial situation of the company before its failure.
There were no special giveaways for the retail sector in the UK government's latest spending drive on Wednesday, although some measures to boost jobs could help the sector and others could benefit it indirectly.
Global affluent consumers are beginning to question their consumption of luxury goods in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, but the Chinese are still very pro-luxury, even though they're demanding sustainability too.
Bazaarvoice has acquired social commerce solution Curalate to "create a powerful offering to lead the growing visual commerce trend, where consumers increasingly buy based on user-generated visual content”.
Talk about a concise couture concept. Chanel unveiled its latest haute couture collection on Tuesday online, a stylish video that referenced the legendary Paris nightclub Le Palace in just one minute and 22 seconds.
A new study called 'Navigating Needs: the path to profit in eCommerce' shows that delivery, security, customer service, easy-to-navigate websites and experiences are all key to making sure a sale happens.
UK consumer confidence has risen again although it remains fragile as there are few signs of economic stability. And while intentions to purchase are improving, consumers are still generally very cautious.
The chairman of Sainsbury's on Thursday defended the six-year tenure of former chief executive Mike Coupe after an investor asked if he would say sorry for its share price performance under his leadership.
Many retailers are taking the opportunity afforded them by the end of lockdowns to refresh aspects of their business and the latest to do so is Marks & Spencer, which is relaunching its loyalty programme, Sparks.
The debate is raging about how permanent consumers’ move to online shopping will be post-Covid-19. But a new report suggests it could have shifted the balance between retail and e-tail more durably than some believe.