Some shopping habits that developed during the pandemic have become firmly ingrained in consumers’ behaviour with a new study saying seven in 10 Britons are shopping more often on their mobile devices than pre-Covid.
The National Retail Federation on Tuesday said it expects retail sales in the U.S. to grow as much as 8% in 2022, with the national retail body adding that consumers are ready to spend and have the resources to do so.
UK retail is still far from business-as-usual. The latest footfall figures from the Ipsos Retail Traffic Index showed that the week to March 13’s non-food footfall was down 18.8% compared to the same week in 2019.
The French children's fashion brand launches Bonpoint Vintage, a resale website dedicated to second-hand products. The brand will act as an intermediary for the individual sellers that will be paid in vouchers.
H&M’s Swedish and German e-shops are trialling the sale of third-party brands, among them Lee, Wrangler, Fila, Superdry, Crocs and Eastpak. A full-scale test for a group that generates a third of its revenue online.
The highly anticipated physical arrival of American Eagle and Aerie brands in the UK has ended in disappointment. The US fashion brands were due to debut in London’s Carnaby shopping district in early December.
Ocado has unveiled a link-up for both foods and non-foods with Auchan Retail Poland to develop its online business using the Ocado Smart Platform. It’s the second Auchan business to link up with Ocado Solutions.
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary with a partnership with Irina Shayk, the brand is furthering its plans for an April launch in China while it pursues a robust distribution strategy in Europe and the US.