Having predicted the rise of blended retail this holiday season, the NPD Group has reported on the trend of “hands-free shopping”, further highlighting the fragrance and watch categories as ones to watch this December.
The chain has opened a 3,500-square-metre space at 54 Boulevard Haussmann, adjacent to Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. The space brings the brand’s new automated order collection point to France for the first time.
Macy’s is closing its online store on Tmall, Alibaba's Chinese-language B2C e-commerce platform, marking the department store's exit from the country. The e-store will stop all operations on December 31.
The former CEO of M&S and Arcadia has issued a stark prediction for the health of the UK retail sector with Lord Rose saying in an ITV interview that Christmas trading is tough and he expects more failures next year.