China's Singles' Day online discount sales bonanza saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal businesses with 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste.
Black Friday will see Britons going on a £2.6BN shopping spree and spending £1.8M a minute, a new study shows. Spending on the day will rise 8% and over Black Friday week, it should rise 4% to £10.1bn.
This season, the men's tradeshow takes inspiration from the cinema, unveiling a "film festival" theme for January. The return of major names, as well as special events and new collaborations, are all part of the glamour.
The Left Bank department store has revealed the theme of its next big exhibition, slated to open next February – "Let's go logo" – as well as two exclusive guests: the brands Off/White and Lola James Harper.
Outlet centre giant McArthurGlen saw sales rising fast in the last year as tourists from outside of Europe and price-conscious locals bought into its offer while higher-end new brands signed up to its malls
London’s West End has continued to see major brand investment this year despite the volatile UK economy and shaky footfall in the Greater London area generally. 2017 store debuts have already beaten last year's total.
Target Corp’s holiday-quarter profit forecast fell short of analyst expectations, sending its shares down 10 percent on Wednesday as hopes faded that the retailer would make a shopping season comeback.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery from their supply chains should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them to improve the lives of workers, and technology can play a part, said major companies on Wednesday.
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in October as an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, suggesting consumer spending remained fairly strong early in the fourth quarter.