This year, ethics and sustainability finally became a priority for a range of influential players, from major high street retailers to luxury conglomerates.
Jewellers who fill up Christmas stockings with diamonds are increasingly doing so by investing in or securing supply deals directly from individual mines, avoiding the industry’s middlemen.
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E-commerce enables local fashion boutiques to tap global markets. Or so the theory goes. What does it take to put it into practice?
The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe’s shops to fight back with “click and collect” services and more in-store theatre.
Liz Sephton says seize every opportunity you can.
British retail sales surged at their fastest annual rate in more than a decade in November, as U.S.-style “Black Friday” discounts drove record sales growth at electrical and department stores.
In the face of fierce competition and heavy cost structures, some brands are rethinking the logic of their diffusion lines.
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