News to cheer UK fashion omnichannel retail. The sector saw a near-record performance in May — the first full post-lockdown month — with sustained online sales bolstering overall growth, BDO’s latest data showed.
Forget fast fashion, it’s becoming all about quality clothing, especially for Gen Z consumers. According to a Superdry survey of 1,000 people in the UK, 59% prefer to buy quality, sustainably-made clothing.
How’s this for an eye-watering uptake? Research shows 50% of all shoppers in the UK and the US will be participating in Amazon’s Prime Day (21-22 June). And fashion and beauty are topping the list of proposed purchases.
Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo interrupted a fairly strong record of rising Japanese same-store sales during May as the company recorded a 0.6% drop year-on-year. That said, total sales did manage to increase by 3.6%.
You may have heard of the Trafford Centre, but how about the Stretford Mall? It was popular five decades ago, but since the building of the Trafford Centre in 1998, not so much now. But that could change.