FURLA opens its eighth and largest store in Moscow

FURLA has opened its eighth and largest store in Moscow on the second level of Evropeysky shopping centre. The venue spans 150 square metres which makes it the largest premises of the brand’s in the Russian capital so far. In addition to the women’s line the store showcases its complete collection of accessories for men... Continue Reading →

Dreams rolls out next generation store format

Dreams rolls out next generation store format Dreams is rolling out a new store format, which it has piloted in Warrington. The aim of these stores is to offer a softer, more welcoming store environment whilst ensuring Dreams customers choose the right mattress for the best night’s sleep, and to showcase its on bedroom furniture... Continue Reading →

K-Way to open first UK shop in spring

French raincoat retailer K-Way is poised to open its first-ever standalone store in the UK with a flagship in central London. The brand already trades in the UK via online, but the store – slated to open in May – will be K-Way’s first foray into bricks-and-mortar retail in the country. The iconic rainproof brand... Continue Reading →

Greggs enjoys strong fourth quarter growth

Sales over the Christmas period were particularly strong, aided by a favourable trading pattern. The company said its new 'Balanced Choice' bakes proved very popular along with hot food options such as its new burritos. The results mean that company managed shop like-for-like sales climbed by 4.2% in the 52 weeks to 31 December. Total... Continue Reading →

Well appoints retail stores director

Barton originally joined Well in March 2015 in the position of human resources director before becoming the interim retail stores director in October last year. She was appointed to the role on a permanent basis earlier this month. Prior to Well, Barton worked at the Asda supermarket chain where her roles included senior director of... Continue Reading →

South Africa’s Truworths flags lower H1 profit on tighter credit rules

South Africa's Truworths flags lower H1 profit on tighter credit rules Pedestrians walk past a branch of South African clothing retailer Truworths in Cape Town Pedestrians walk past a branch of South African clothing retailer Truworths, in central Cape Town, February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African clothing retailer Truworths International expects... Continue Reading →

Woolworths’ nightmare after Christmas

Woolworths suffered a sharp slowdown in Christmas sales growth. Excluding a R3.8bn windfall from the sale of David Jones’s Sydney head office, the retail chain expects to report a decline in interim earnings. Basic earnings for the 26 weeks to December 25 are expected to be boosted by between 30% and 40% from the matching... Continue Reading →

Debenhams hails 5% rise in Christmas like-for-like sales DEPARTMENT STORES 12 January 2017 | by The Retail Bulletin In the seven weeks to 7 January, online sales at the department store chain climbed by 17%. Sergio Bucher, chief executive of Debenhams, said: "I'm pleased with the performance we have achieved in the key trading weeks... Continue Reading →

Maplin enjoys record Christmas

In the period covering 12 November to 24 December, online sales rose by 29.3% while in-store sales were up 1.4% across the company’s 217 UK stores. Oliver Meakin, chief executive of Maplin, said: “Christmas 2016 has been one of our most successful trading periods and highlights the significant investment we have made across our whole... Continue Reading →

Mike Ashley thumbs his nose at City again. 

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley thumbs his nose at City again. Watchdogs must tighten rules that allow him to do this Mike Ashley has thumbed his nose at the City once again, using his majority shareholding to secure the appointment of his man Keith Hellawell as chairman of Sports Direct, despite a majority of independent shareholders... Continue Reading →

Vietnam retail sales soar in 2016

Vietnam retail sales reached $117.6 billion in 2016, according to the General Statistics Office. Sales rose 10.2 per cent year-on-year, thanks to foreign investment from overseas, especially Thailand, Japan and South Korea. Ranked among the 30 global retail markets with best opportunities by American management consulting firm AT Kearney, Vietnam witnessed major mergers and acquisitions... Continue Reading →

Selfridges Apple Watch Pop Up Shop Shuts Down

Amid rumors that the Galeries Lafayette Apple Watch pop up shop will be shuttered this month, Apple also appears to have shut down its Apple Watch shop at the high-end Selfridges department store in London, England.  The Selfridges retail store listing, which previously showed the Selfridges store front along with store hours and location, has... Continue Reading →

The Five Best Shopping Malls In Dubai

The Five Best Shopping Malls In Dubai If there's any city in the world that takes shopping malls seriously, it's Dubai. Not only do global brands flock to this retail capital, but shoppers from all over the Middle East and beyond come to Dubai to appreciate the grandiosity and beauty of its shopping centers. The... Continue Reading →

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