Retailers and Brands News

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By Sasha Fedorenko September 20, 2019 - 10:30 am

How eBay Retail Revival supports SMEs growth

Digital technology has changed economies and societies globally, delivering exciting and innovative products, services and conveniences. But what happens to small and local businesses with brick-and-mortar stores in the age of digital commerce? Economic concentration and a general sense that those not living in America’s

Starbucks tap Tmall Genie to deliver hands-free experience

Starbucks are tapping into Alibaba's voice-speaker, Tmall Genie in an attempt to deliver a hands-free experience as time-poor shoppers are craving convenience across all touchpoints of customer experience. The move by an American coffeehouse chain will serve as a gateway to Chinese consumers with a new

‘Inflexible retailers are walking towards the edge of the cliff: Mary Portas

Flexing is becoming an evolutionary instinct of retailers to stay in business. Adapting to change, embracing the newness and exploiting new opportunities are becoming the new metrics of profitability. The trading rules now go by the saying - flex or stay stagnant to be replaced. "Inflexible

Refinery29 debut on eBay with a new storefront for Millennials

A US global media and entertainment firm for young women, Refinery29 are officially joining the eBay marketplace to debut their storefront for Millennial shoppers, giving their target audience a taste of fashion from Refinery29’s editors. The move is Refinery29's first attempt to tap into the world

Coach to ‘enrich’ Tmall Luxury with a planned debut

An American luxury brand, Coach, have set their sights on bringing "rich customer experience" on Alibaba-owned marketplace, Tmall Luxury Pavilion with a scheduled launch later this year, following the peak of the Christmas shopping season. Alibaba today announced the news of Coach joining their marketplace ecosystem

How can retailers meet expectations when the bar keeps being raised?

Retail has evolved exponentially over the last few years. It’s a different landscape to just five years ago – let alone ten, fifteen or twenty. Gone are the days when delivery in 3-5 business days was exceptional or buying before you try was looked upon

UK SMEs remain confident despite Brexit deadlock

The UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) feel broadly confident on their growth prospects, despite the looming challenges of Brexit, says a new report by Elavon Europe. The research polled 865 SMEs across 17 cities in the UK to understand the retail market conditions, opportunities and

2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards: Alice Boaten of Argos takes home Woman of the Year Award

The winners of 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards stood in awe when they saw Alice Boaten, regional manager at Sainsbury's Argos bagging Woman of the Year Award as they celebrated the achievements of female role models in the retail sector. The winners of the 2019

Meet the two players helping brands tap into China

The success of a retail business in an overseas territory is heavily reliant on three intertwined factors. First, product demand in a market. Second, a strategy to outmanoeuvre the competition selling a similar product. Third, a stable infrastructure designed to function in a different country. Retailers