Mall giant Intu on Friday deployed Bo, a shop-bot, at its Milton Keynes centre with the robot set to interact with shoppers, direct them to different stores and ask them about their shopping experience.
Luxury British-made tweeds specialist Jade Holland Cooper is growing her retail footprint and has trebled the size of her Holland Cooper Harrods concession, as well as preparing to open her first flagship this month.
The luxury down jacket brand opened on Wednesday its largest store in the world, located on via Montenapoleone. The store, which debuted in 2013, has been renovated with the addition of two more levels.
JCPenney has added smartwatches to its jewelry division across 245 stores, aiming to boost foot traffic. It has also rebranded its jewelry section across all stores and is targeting bridal customers this holiday.
The British fashion market has returned to growth, albeit at a mild pace of only 0.2%, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Less discounting and more transitional pieces are the reasons behind the growth.
It was a big day for Bicester Village on Thursday with the Value Retail-owned outlet mall opening its long-awaited extension that sees it with 30 new stores, more dining options and an all-new VIP area.