(Pics)Apple’s Incredible New Retail Store in Dubai

Boasting unobstructed views of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, via a 180-foot wide, artistically designed carbon fiber array of motorized windows, Apple’s latest upscale retail store will be opening tomorrow, April 27th, 2017, at the swanky Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates. Designed in collaborating with Foster + Partners — the same... Continue Reading →

Sainsbury’s teams up with Russell Athletic

The supermarket is making a range of Russell Athletic clothing for men and women available on its Tu clothing website as part of its strategy to offer customers choice across different channels. The partnership with Russell Athletic marks the first time Sainsbury’s female customers are able to buy branded clothing alongside Sainsbury’s Tu range. For... Continue Reading →

Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

In a statement, the company said its majority shareholder, JAB Luxury, is supportive of the process. It also said the UK’s Takeover Panel has agreed that any discussions with third parties may be conducted within the context of a "formal sale process" to enable conversations with parties interested in making a proposal to take place... Continue Reading →

Boden to launch in John Lewis

Due to launch in the autumn, the concessions will be in John Lewis shops in Cambridge, Oxford, Reading, Southampton and London’s Oxford Street. Jill Easterbrook, who joined Boden as chief executive in February, told This is Money: “We are really excited to be going into John Lewis. It marks the coming together of two great... Continue Reading →

Power cut plunges Dubai Mall into darkness

Dubai Mall, one of the world's biggest shopping centres, was plunged into darkness on Monday evening after experiencing a power cut for nearly two hours. According to photos posted on social media, hundreds of shoppers were forced to wander the mall in the dark. Lights went out and escalators stopped working at about 7.15pm local... Continue Reading →

M&S unveils details of UK stores overhaul

The openings comprise 34 new food stores and two clothing, home and food stores. These include Foodhalls in Bishopsgate, London, Huntingdon, Aylesbury, Spinningfields, Manchester and Strood in Kent and new locations for M&S with clothing, home and food stores opening in Bracknell and Rushden in July. Over 1,400 new customer assistant and management jobs will... Continue Reading →

Fendi opens new Tokyo flagship

Italian luxury leather label Fendi has announced the opening of its new ‘Fendi Ginza’ flagship store, in Ginza Six in the upmarket area of Ginza, 6th street, on April 20. “Ginza 6 is a modern and visionary interpretation of what luxury stands for today. Fendi is all about Rome and I believe that with this... Continue Reading →

Nyx sits pretty with debut UK store (pics)

The beauty retailer, which L’Oreal acquired in 2014 for $500m (£403.6m) rolled out its first standalone store in the UK in the London shopping centre this month. The 2,100 sq ft outlet carries 1800 SKUs and a statement from the retailer said its product range caters to “16-34 year old make-up enthusiasts.” Founded in 1999... Continue Reading →

Pick n Pay slashes Smart Shopper rewards

According to Moneyweb, as of 30 March cashback points will be earned for every R2 spent at stores, from R1 previously. This effectively halves the cashback rate to customers from 1% to 0.5%.  Business Day reports that according to Pick n Pay management, a key feature of the overhaul would be weekly personalised discounts tailored... Continue Reading →

H&M chooses UK for launch of first ARKET store

Offering clothing for women, men and children as well homewares, the London store will open in the early autumn and online in 18 European countries. The group is then planning to launch stores in Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich. Ulrika Bernhardtz, ARKET creative director, said: “It both relates to our origin in the Nordic tradition of... Continue Reading →

Prada opens new boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

To celebrate the recent opening of the new Prada women’s ready-to-wear boutique in Saks Fifth Avenue, the prestigious department store has dedicated the six store windows on Fifth Avenue to the Prada Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The unique setting features a sequence of three different scenarios, using rubberized elements in alternating color shades with soft forms... Continue Reading →

Kuwait’s Kamco buys Amazon’s UK warehouse

Kuwait-based Kamco Investment Company on Sunday said it has purchased Amazon UK’s largest distribution warehouse for $77 million (AED281m). The warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland, has been leased to Amazon UK Services until October 2031. Amazon employs 2,100 staff at the warehouse, which handles 38 percent of the 143 million packages that e-retailer handles per annum.... Continue Reading →

World Retail Congress opens in Dubai

The World Retail Congress (WRC) begins on Tuesday in Dubai amid weak consumer demand, caused by a strong dollar and job concerns. Brick-and-mortar retail has also suffered as ecommerce begins to grow in popularity across the region. The 11th edition of the event, being held at the Madinat Jumeirah from April 4 to April 8... Continue Reading →

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