It’s just not enough to go on a simple store expansion drive these days with experiences now key for engaging customers. And fashion chain River Island is the latest to take the new format route with River Studios.
Primark has become the latest clothing brand to enter the vintage arena. The value fashion/lifestyle retailer has opened a concession in its flagship Birmingham store in partnership with the Vintage Wholesale Company.
India's e-commerce companies are adding delivery personnel at a rapid pace, fearing a labour shortage might cause them to lose out in one of the biggest annual shopping seasons that begins in earnest next month.
Commercial property giant Grosvenor has signed global beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury to open a flagship store at its successful Liverpool One mall. It marks the brand’s first UK standalone store outside London.
Jewellery retailers continue to sparkle on the retail scene with another brand announcing it’s on the expansion trail. This time it’s Astrid & Miyu opening its first regional UK store in Leeds this week.
Sustainability-focused shoe brand Allbirds is continuing to grow its retail footprint in the UK and this week launched in Selfridges, as well as preparing to open a store on the King’s Road on 24 August.
Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein is continuing to target the key youth market and has linked with British entertainment mogul Simon Fuller’s Future X, the music group “of trendsetting creatives”, for back-to-school.
M&S isn’t giving up on its quest to rebuild its flagship Marble Arch, London, store. The two-year redevelopment battle that has come up against wide opposition will see the retailer table plans to appease detractors.
Outdoor retail specialist Nordic Outdoor is opening a flagship store in London’s Covent Garden, showcasing "the best in Scandinavian outdoor apparel and equipment from some of the most exciting brands in the sector”.