Questions around ethics in the fast fashion industry have been high on the agenda ever since the tragedy of the 2012 fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka. This horrific incident urgently brought to our attention the human cost of fast fashion, highlighting serious health and safety concerns and paving necessary steps for safer worker conditions.
The location with the highest density of online businesses - calculated on the volume of small online retail businesses operating in a region and their subsequent sales, as a proportion of the local population - is over 200 miles from London, up the M6 in Greater Manchester.
The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.
As consumers, we now demand more choice in payment than ever - both offline AND online. Online retailers need to meet this demand or see their customers go elsewhere. And businesses not currently offering online payment are missing out on our custom.
Blockbuster, the high street video and games retailer, has become the latest victim of the recession after going into administration
The media has been full of reports in recent months predicting that 2012 will be the first year where online shopping outstrips
Today is Black Friday - so called because its the day when traditionally, retailers finally get into the black - which heralds
Luxury retailers must focus on providing a rounded customer experience, rather than simply flogging goods, if they are to
It's simple. Take a wander in to your nearest wine store, or supermarket, and have a wee peak at the range of quality half bottles on their shelves. Not too many eh! In my time as a retailer I have lost count the amount of times where someone asked me for a half bottle of wine. Not everybody wants to spend money on a full bottle, especially if they only fancy a tipple once a week.
Argos has revealed a five-year transformation plan which will see it develop from a catalogue-based shop to a digital retailer