Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has announced it will start online sales later this year. The company, which owns brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti, is due to open an online store on September 2 covering the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Inditex currently has more than 4,700 stores in 77 countries. In […]… Read Article
UK internet, mail order and phone sales were up 21.9 per cent year-on-year last month, according to the latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The month-on-month increase was 15.9 per cent on April. The BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor showed that like-for-like UK retail sales values across all categories were up by 0.8 […]… Read Article
There was a sharp increase in American consumer spending online last month as e-commerce growth continues to outpace high street sales. Retail figures for April supplied by MasterCard Advisors, SpendingPulse, show online spending in the US has risen for nine consecutive months compared to the previous year. Online retail sales in the US increased by […]… Read Article
Consumers spent £4.5bn shopping on the internet in March, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Warmer weather and growing confidence saw shoppers spend 15 per cent more last month than they did during the same period in 2009. Month-on-month increases show a 42 per cent rise in home and […]… Read Article
Department store group Debenhams is aiming to become a true multi-channel business and not simply a retailer with a website, according to its latest trading update. Debenhams issued its half-yearly results today for the 26 weeks ended February 27, 2010, which revealed an 86 per cent increase in sales through the firm’s multi-channel business to […]… Read Article
UK department store John Lewis saw a year-on-year jump in online sales of 57.1 per cent in the week to April 3, according to figures released today. The company which sells everything from rugby balls to fridge freezers said there was soaring demand in its home section for tea sets and cake plates, helping push […]… Read Article
Growth for Mothercare Plc’s online and catalogue business helped the retailer boost its UK performance last year, according to a trading update released today. The firm admitted that extreme weather conditions had adversely impacted its performance at the start of 2010, resulting in a 1.6 per cent fall in like-for-like sales during its fourth quarter. […]… Read Article
A new survey has noted the effect an expanding smartphone market and the ability to browse the internet while on the move is having on the retail sector. Thanks to products such as Apple’s iPhone, Blackberrys and Google’s Android devices, 27 per cent of consumers aged 18 and above now use their mobile to research […]… Read Article
The European Court of Justice has decided Google isn’t breaking the law by allowing companies to bid for trademarked keywords through its Adwords sevice. The LVMH Group, which is behind luxury brands including Moet and Chandon champagne, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Tag Heuer, said Google had breached trademark law by allowing other companies to bid […]… Read Article
Sales of lingerie and beauty products in the run up to Valentine's Day helped Britain's online retailers pull in £4.1bn during February. Data from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index released this morning, showed a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in the amount spent online in the UK. Compared with February 2009, spending on lingerie […]… Read Article