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John Lewis said its systems “stood up to the challenge” of unprecedented Black Friday online orders as sales rose last week.
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Retailers are banking on a last-minute shopper rush for seasonal success after Black Friday disrupted shopping patterns in the golden quarter.
Fashion retailer Jigsaw has reported a rise in sales and profits amid “challenging retail conditions” in the year to September 27.
US fashion retailer American Apparel has appointed its first female boss after ousting Dov Charney over allegations of sexual misconduct.
US technology giant Apple has suspended trading online in Russia amid the ongoing chaos over the country’s financial situation.
Decathlon will open its first London store for 15 years and the sports retailer said it had slashed prices on over 4,000 products this year.
Christmas spend is set to peak on December 23, with retailers expected to rake in £1.3bn in sales, according to Visa.
Change is a given in store design, but the landscape has shifted more than normal this year and the pace continues to quicken.
Unfettered greed and short-termism are endemic to the retail property market across London, and the outcome is moribund empty shops.
Bonmarché first-half profits and sales surged as it kept focused on its core customers despite being hit by warm autumn weather.