Register for our free newsletter CHRISTMAS is coming – but it seems many shoppers have pressed pause on their spending. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG recently found the “golden quarter” – the all-important final three months of the year for retailers when customers splash out for Christmas – has got off to a fairly flat start so far. The report said consumers were waiting for their pick of the sales to splash out. It’s easy to get carried away in the frenzy as retailers slash their prices. So if you’re worried about your wallet, here are some handy Christmas shopping survival tips from James Walker, founder of consumer help website Resolver: Be a cynic If you see something that looks like a bargain, go to the manufacturer’s website and look at the recommended retail price. Bear in mind that items often sell for less than this all year round. Some websites also have price comparisons, if you search for particular items. … [Read more...] about Money: Retail survival tips to help you shop with confidence this Christmas
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Thailand’s exhibition organiser Reed Tradex in collaboration with Vietnam e-Commerce Association (VECOM) will organise OnlineBiz Vietnam within the framework of Shop and Store Vietnam 2019 to cater to both online and offline retail. Reed Tradex inked a deal with VECOM to organise OnlineBiz Vietnam to complement Shope and Store Vietnam 2019 According to Suttisak Wilanan, deputy managing director of Reed Tradex, growth in Vietnam’s e-commerce industry is escalating with continual rise in Internet user number and e-commerce value, with spending per user up 14 per cent from last year. The country’s working age population (those aged between 15 and 64) accounted for 70 per cent of total population. With a young, tech-savvy population with high consumption demand, e-commerce in Vietnam has plenty of potential to grow. “The launch of OnlineBiz Vietnam will complement Shop and Store Vietnam (SSV) to serve both online and offline retail. This annual … [Read more...] about Reed Tradex ties up with VECOM to promote the trend of omnichannel retailing
The history of Solent Forts in pictures 0 Have your say Dating back over 150 years the Solent Forts have survived wars, raves and the weather and now three of them are being put up for sale. The distinctive forts located off the coast of Portsmouth – affectionately known as Palmerston’s follies – have been renovated by their current owner Clarenco. Spitbank Fort and No Man’s Land Fort have been turned into luxury hotels while Horse Sands Fort is now a museum. Read More: 9 things you might not know about the Solent fortsBut after transforming the forts, owner Mike Clare has decided to step back and put them up for sale – however they won’t come cheap. So who exactly is the man who has put the Solent Forts up for sale? Here is everything you need to know. Mike Clare is an entrepreneur from Buckinghamshire. He started out working in the retail furniture industry and opened his … [Read more...] about Who is Mike Clare, the man selling three Solent Forts?
By Kim Bhasin Bloomberg Thu., July 5, 2018 It’s the first day of class at Instagram. Students check in at two security desks and sign nondisclosure agreements before heading up to the photo-sharing app’s Manhattan offices. The 20 or so guests, almost entirely women, stride past the cluttered workstations of Facebook engineers and into a conference room. In attendance are executives and marketing managers from various fashion and beauty companies. Birchbox, a seller of makeup and bath products that’s raised $100 million and jump-started the subscription box craze, sent six. Another group from Madewell — J. Crew’s sister brand — sits up front. Big names from denim brand Ayr and Soludos take their seats. Even famed designer Cynthia Rowley makes an appearance, along with the president of her label. So does her daughter, Kit Keenan, an Instagram influencer who has been featured in Teen Vogue and Refinery29. They’ve all come to … [Read more...] about Instagram offers master class for future U.S. retail tycoons
Published July 04, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Retailing is a brutal business even in a normal selling environment. But today's brick-and-mortar giants have to contend with tougher challenges, as consumers increasingly focus on convenience, product quality, and value. Online specialists, meanwhile, stand ready to steal market share from retailers that are stumbling in any of these important areas. Below, we'll look at a few companies that, by exceeding expectations in the industry, have seen their stocks soar so far in 2018. Read on to see how Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE), Under Armour (NYSE: UA) (NYSE: UAA), and lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) are standing out from the crowd of mediocre retailers. Continue Reading Below Five Below: Up 48% Investors love the fact that youth retailer Five Below has a long runway for growth ahead. Management expects to add 125 stores this fiscal year. Steady sales gains at existing locations, … [Read more...] about The 3 Best Retail Stocks of 2018 (So Far)