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Ecommerce in fashion - October 2012

Retail Week Ecommerce in Fashion

Read the Retail Week & Fits.me Ecommerce in fashion supplement as a fully digital edition.

Department store Selfridges is investing over £40m in its website over the next five years to “future proof” its multichannel business.

Selfridges invests in £40m website revamp to "future proof" the business

Department store Selfridges is investing over £40m in its website over the next five years to “future proof” its business.

City analysts have expressed concern over Marks & Spencer and Debenhams because of the warmer weather.

Fears over fashion sector as clothing sales dry up in warm September

Alarm bells are sounding over the fashion sector after a warm September prompted Next to warn on full-year profits.

Unseasonably warm weather in September has hit Next’s sales in its third quarter and said if it continues it will impact full-year profits.

Next warns unseasonably warm weather could hit full-year profit

Unseasonably warm weather in September has hit Next’s sales in its third quarter and the retailer said if it continues it will impact full-year profits.

Consumer confidence is in stasis despite the improving economy

Consumer confidence in stasis as growth in GDP fails to rub off

Consumer confidence has dropped in September as people failed to feel better off despite the UK’s growth in GDP, according to GfK.

Customers are asked to log-in as they enter to receive a personalised experience

Innovation: A personalised menswear shop that talks to its customers Video

The Dandy Lab is seeking to create the first “interactive lifestyle emporium” where technology will be used to tailor the shopping experience around a customer’s interests.

Warm September weather affected sales at Next

Comment: Next’s buying changes probably insulated it from September’s heat

The North wind won’t blow. And never mind snow, there’s barely a sign of autumnal crispness in the air. It’s tough for fashion retailers.

Zara UK’s operating profit fell by over a third, 34.3 per cent, in the year to the end of January 2014 due to costs increasing by £32.9m while its sales increased by just £15m, up 3.4% on last year.

Comment: UK proving to be a challenging market for Zara

Zara UK’s operating profit fell by over a third in the year to the end of January 2014 because of increased costs, while its sales increased by just £15m.

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