High-end handbag brand Kate Spade New York has taken a deep dive into UK travel retail with an opening at Britain’s (and one of the world’s) largest airports, Heathrow. The brand has opened a Terminal 5 pop-up.
As tourist numbers to France dropped across major markets -- Europe (-3.8%), China (-8.7%), Japan (39.7%) and the Middle East (-7.4%) in 2016 -- the European nation saw an overall visitor decline of 2.2%.
London Gatwick Airport’s annual results on Friday underlined just how important retail is to the travel industry and how important travelling shoppers are to retail as revenue from multi and monobrand stores rose.
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.
Jack Wills is to open a store covering almost 100 sq m at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal to take advantage of its customers' love of travel and to provide a global shop window for its new sports offer.
Was that G.I. Joe or J.W. Anderson? Riffing on pop culture ideas; souvenir tat and witty brand building, Jonathan Anderson staged a marvelous show in the hills above Florence with his own self a star of the show.
Macy's Inc margins could end the year as much as 80 basis points lower than in 2016, CFO Karen Hoguet warned on Tuesday in comments that sent shares of the department store chain sliding to five-year lows.