UK consumers are split on the virtues of Black Friday but will still spend more this year. And while electricals remains the key category, clothing is a big spending area both for Britons and in Europe.
La Samaritaine, the greatest construction project of the world’s largest luxury construction company – encompassing a chic department store, hotel, office space and even public housing – is finally, almost, ready.
Steinhoff International-owned Greenlit Brands has sold its general merchandise division to Allegro Funds, as the South African retailer grapples with the fallout of an accounting scandal worth about $7 billion.
The Italian interiors brand has opened a first Dutch store in Amsterdam, bringing the total of its monobrand shops to seven and launching also its Dutch e-tail site, as it forecasts a revenue of €16 million for 2019.
Joules has followed the popular animation trail for its 2019 Christmas advertising but the lifestyle brand hasn't chosen to create a new animated character. Instead it has linked up with well-known duo, Wallace & Gromit.
The UK's Office for National Statistics said October sales volumes and value fell by 0.1% month-on-month. But department stores reported growth while year-on-year sales rose 3.1% by volume and 3.3% by value.
John Lewis has unveiled its first-ever joint Christmas ad between its department stores chain and its supermarkets. The creative “tells the story of a little girl and her friendship with an excitable young dragon”.