Yoox is partnering with augmented reality camera app Lumyer in an exclusive deal designed to offer something extra to shoppers, put Yoox in front of new potential customers and differentiate it from rivals.
Global Blue has inked a deal to help Chinese tourists claim tax refunds on goods they buy in UK and European stores by linking up with mobile payments firm EuroPass. And the deal has a major WeChat social media angle.
The Dolphin shopping centre in Poole, the largest covered mall in Dorset, will benefit from a £26 million upgrade spend after its owner and the local authority agreed a deal that will also see new retail stores added.
The UK election may have ended with no single party having control and the ruling Conservatives cancelling some plans, but the policies unveiled in the Queen’s speech have been hailed as good for retail by the BRC.
Store numbers on London’s premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street have dropped to 228 from 285 since 1993 as global brand demand for giant flagships has seen several smaller units consolidated into larger stores.
Farfetch and JD.com have announced a groundbreaking deal. They will partner on Chinese luxury e-tail, with JD investing almost $400m in the London-based luxury pioneer as China's high-end fashion market grows fast.