August 26, 2015

In a first, West Elm, a Williams-Sonoma subsidiary, will make its products available outside of the brand’s own stores and website.

July 14, 2015

Barnes & Noble Inc. will officially spin off its education unit on Aug. 2, 2015.

June 25, 2015

U.K. retailers Harrods, Browns, Space NK Apothecary, The Dune Group, Aspinal of London, Trunki, Brand Outlet, Austin Reed, Viyella, CC and Soletrader have all signed up to Borderfree’s global e-commerce platform.

May 27, 2015

The most valuable retail brand in the world lacks physical stores. At least that’s according to the tenth annual BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, released by WPP and Millward Brown.

April 30, 2015
Fashion from Far Afield

The upcoming arrival of Dublin’s fast-fashion retailer Primark to U.S. shores is just one example of retailers expanding from less expected locations (i.e., not Paris, Milan or London). Shoe brand FEIT has just opened its first boutique outside Australia in New York City’s Nolita — perhaps even more unusual in that Australian retailers tend to debut in Los Angeles because of its proximity.

March 6, 2015

Australian specialty retailer T2 is looking to tap into the growing global market for premium teas — and it’s doing so with a style all its own.

February 19, 2015

U.K.-based fashion retailer Topshop is teaming up with Twitter for an omnichannel promotion tied to London Fashion Week.

February 9, 2015

Famed British toy retailer Hamleys is coming across the pond.

January 30, 2015

In a new type of retail disruption, London’s must buzzed-about department store, Selfridges, plans to remove the men’s and women’s departments on the three floors of its Oxford Street flagship from mid- March to the end of April, replacing them with unisex or gender-neutral shops.

January 28, 2015

T2, a specialty tea store in the Shoreditch area of London, and designed by Landini Associates, of Sydney, Australia, was named Store of the Year by the Retail Design Institute, whose annual design competition recognized more than 45 retail design projects in 20-plus retail formats for excellence in design and execution.

January 16, 2015

Apparel manufacturer and retailer Kellwood has named Joseph Lombardi, the former CFO of Barnes & Noble, as CEO.

December 19, 2014

Family-owned and operated jeweler Betteridge’s is relocating to a new flagship position at 239 Greenwich Avenue -- a corner location that is now at the hub of activity and is considered one the crown jewels of Greenwich, Connecticut’s shopping destination.

December 1, 2014

Hunter, the British footwear and outdoor brand, opened its first global flagship, on London’s high-profile Regent Street.

November 20, 2014

Colliers International released the highlights of its latest global retail report – examining 125 retail real estate markets in 50 countries – and found that luxury retail continues to show strong growth in the top global markets and prime cities in Asia.

November 14, 2014

Challenged to grow in the U.S., teen apparel chain American Eagle Outfitters is making good on its pledge to leverage the overseas market to kickstart expansion.

November 13, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of online retailers (74%) miss out on sales by promoting irrelevant items to online shoppers.

October 22, 2014

Palladin Consumer Retail Partners announced a majority investment in Harrys of London, a London-based luxury shoemaker and accessories house known for combining traditional craftsmanship with the latest footwear technology.

October 17, 2014

The White Company is showing off a new store concept that delivers a lifestyle-led experience modeled on a journey through the home.

October 12, 2014

Online retailers provide delivery options shoppers don’t want, and don’t offer the ones they do. 

October 10, 2014

IBM is introducing new partners developing apps based on its Watson artificial intelligence platform and world headquarters for its Watson Group, as well as new cognitive services that will be available on IBM Bluemix, IBM's cloud-based platform for mobile and Web app development.

September 29, 2014

A group of U.K. retailers led by W.M. Morrison Supermarkets plc is reportedly seeking to extend the time period for which it can claim antitrust damages against MasterCard from 2006 to 1992.

July 17, 2014

NetSuite Inc. a provider of cloud-based financials, ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites is acquiring London-based Venda, a provider of e-commerce solutions for an undisclosed amount.

July 15, 2014

Barnes & Noble Inc. is running month-long omnichannel “Get Pop-Cultured” pop culture promotion during July.

June 24, 2014

Fast Retailing Co.’s Comptoir des Cotonniers division has launched “Fast Shopping,” which allows European shoppers to purchase items in 20 seconds on their mobile devices via an application from Powa Technologies, London. Shoppers using the PowaTag app can scan items they see on ads in various places to make the purchase and with one click, complete the transaction and have the goods delivered to their home within 48 hours.