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Retailers and Brands News

This channel is dedicated to the large retailers and brands selling on marketplaces, helping those who need to work the marketplaces like seasoned pros, yet must simultaneously navigate complex, international markets.
By Paul Skeldon September 20, 2018 - 8:37 am

African marketplace MallforAfrica set to sell coveted Chinese brands across the continent

Customers of MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa’s largest e-commerce marketplace platform, will soon be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands. China and Africa make up the largest market in the world and relations between the two date back to the former’s founding year in 1949

COS joins sister brand H&M on Tmall and opens China stores

H&M Group spin-off COS is set to open a store on China’s Tmall “next month”, according to sources in China, which also reveals that the Tmall store is likely to be the brand’s only ecomm channel in China aside from its COS.com site. The COS site

“A big collection of the small” – Amazon opens storefronts for smaller US retailers

Amazon has opened a dedicated site to allow US SME etailers to sell from storefronts from a link on the Amazon home page. Amazon Storefronts will allow shoppers access to more than 20,000 SMEs using Amazon through dedicated storefronts on a subsite, covering a range of

JD’s JDesigner Boutique brings more British fashion to China 

In the wake of London Fashion Week, China’s JD.com has again announced sponsorship of three London-based Chinese designers to link UK high-end fashion with a hungry Chinese consumer base. Huishan Zhang, Xuzhi Chen and Xiao Li will be launching sales of selected designs from their highly

EDITORIAL J.Crew, Abercrombie and Uterque join brands using marketplaces to grow internationally – Brexit Britain take note

The number of fashion retailers using marketplaces is growing rapidly, as retailers not only see their customers increasingly moving to these sites to buy apparel, but also as they look to expand their geographical reach and find new customers. And UK retailers needing to find

Zara sibling Uterqüe completes roster of Spanish brands using Tmall to tap into China

Uterqüe, sister label to Zara, has opened its own flagship store on Tmall to help establish a presence in China’s fashion market. The Spanish ready-to-wear brand doesn’t yet have any physical shops in China, but Uterqüe is confident that after a launch on Tmall, it will

Abercrombie & Fitch celebrates anniversary of using Tmall with grand event and shows just what it gets from the marketplace

Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) celebrated the first anniversary of selling through Tmall in China with a special online and offline event. Streamed live on Tmall, the event at the latest flagship Abercrombie store in Shanghai included an appearance by Chinese actor Johnny Huang, who had partnered with

Italian luxury retailer Rinascente rolls out shopping service on WeChat to tap into Chinese sales growth

High-end Italian store Rinascente has extended its year-old On Demand WhatsApp mobile shopping concierge service to WeChat to tap into its growing Chinese customer base. The new service works in the same way as On Demand: yet, while WhatsApp is used by Customers to send requests

itsu [grocery] becomes first SME brand to adopt productDNA

Popular Asian-inspired food brand itsu [grocery] has joined a growing number of retailers adopting the productDNA initiative. The move follows itsu’s earlier involvement in helping shape the productDNA service to cater for the thousands of small food and beverage suppliers in the UK. This aligns with the