The migration towards online shopping is set to present major challenges to the UK's under-pressure physical shops with visitor traffic to drop by 3.7% on Black Friday this year, according to Springboard.
The local council in Soho, London wants to halt the expansion of giant property projects that could swamp the area and make it less attractive for its millions of tourists and the small fashion stores that operate there.
Beautycon, the festival for beauty enthusiasts known for its principles of inclusivity and diversity, has launched its first experiential pop-up in Los Angeles. Beautycon Pop will run through December 16.
The turnaround specialist, best known for his work at Sinéquanone, is stepping in to lead New Look's French subsidiary, which is planning widespread store closures and layoffs, FashionNetwork.com has learnt.
The French will spend 19 billion euros ($21.5 billion) on online purchases over Christmas and the Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales days, lifting total online retail sales to over 90 billion euros for 2018, said Fevad.
Ocado, the online supermarket and technology provider, sees opportunities to strike more deals with established grocers in Europe, Asia and South America, and could move into other categories in retail and beyond.
NPD has surveyed its industry experts to get their insights for US Holiday 2018, revealing predictions of a brick-and-mortar comeback, a strong performance in fragrance and the continued dominance of athleisure.