Gap creates a new role and a new plan

When Gap announced that Rebekka Bay would be leaving the company last month, and that her role as creative director would be eliminated entirely, the departure came as something of a surprise.Bay was nothing short of a success story following the launch of premium high street brand COS, which she bought sleek minima... read more...
11:15AM - Fri 27th February 2015

Aldi is now more valuable than Tesco

Discount chain Aldi has been valued higher than Britain’s largest supermarket Tesco, in Brand Finance’s Brand Finance Retail 50 Report 2015.The Brand valuation and strategy consultancy evaluates thousands of the world’s top brands annually to dete...
09:32AM - Fri 27th February 2015

Folk fashion sees denim sales flourish

London Fashion Week kicked off Friday 20 February, inspiring buyers with the latest fashion items to include in their AW15 collections. One style that is now set to be listed on every retailer’s records is denim.Though denim has always been a popu...
08:55AM - Fri 27th February 2015

What does the £3.5bn loss at RBS mean for retail businesses?

It has been a turbulent week for Britain’s economy: shares for AO World plummeted, while records on the FTSE 100 reached an all time high. Today news broke that the Royal Bank of Scotland has produced a loss of £3.5bn in 2014, its 7th year of loss...
10:47AM - Thu 26th February 2015

JD Williams will close in on multichannel marketing

In an attempt to increase the company’s customer awareness, fashion retailer J D Williams has selected Teradata Aster, a data analytics and marketing applications company, to concentrate efforts on its multichannel offering.With other success stor...
10:29AM - Thu 26th February 2015

UK consumers’ purchasing power at its strongest in six years

Brits discretionary income is at its best since 2009, as falling fuel prices and cheaper utility bills gave families across the UK an extra £15 a week last month, compared to a year earlier.Finding’s from Asda’s latest monthly income tracker highl...
10:04AM - Thu 26th February 2015
Dillen Iyavoo, CEO of Funding Tree

Software backed by Sir Stuart Rose will raise £450k from crowdfunding

The UK’s first ‘persuasive messaging’ specialist Taggstar began selling equity via crowdfunding platform Funding Tree and has now raised £315k from crowdfunding investors (on track to raise £450k), who will be given a chance to profit from the pow...
09:34AM - Thu 26th February 2015

LFW: project technology

“Gone are the days where stores are the forefront of the marketing stage and mobile devices are used predominantly for text messages and playing snake”, says Matthieu Chouard at RichRelevance, an omnichannel personalisation specialist. This couldn...
09:07AM - Thu 26th February 2015

AO World shares plummet

In the wake of yesterday’s record breaking FTSE 100 success, ending the day on 6959.63, the stock market has overtaken 1999’s peak and is continuing to rise to new heights.Athens has secured a four month extension on its recovery plans, with backi...
10:40AM - Wed 25th February 2015

Bergdorf Goodman now selling to the UK

Borderfree, a specialist in global ecommerce solutions, announced today that US luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman has launched its international ecommerce site on BFX, Borderfree’s new ecommerce platform. This means Bergdorf Goodman’s luxury goods ...
10:37AM - Wed 25th February 2015

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