John Lewis’s weekly sales may have been sluggish in recent periods but Black Friday saw some pent-up demand being unleashed as the company said it saw 495 units being ordered online per minute between 07:00 and 08:00.
The New York Times Co plans to develop two or three new standalone digital products next year focused on lifestyle topics as part of its push to get more people to pay for its content beyond traditional news.
Nordstrom has partnered with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to bring a unique assortment, including beauty, accessories and home decor, from MoMA's Design Store to the retailer's Pop-in@Nordstrom shop this holiday.
Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77. One of the greatest influencer-designers, he defined body-con dressing, staying relevant as trends changed via his signature style, and being the first designer to go seasonless.
Marc Jacobs has teamed up with MasterClass to offer his first online course in fashion design. The fifteen video session class teaches construction, creating unique shapes and silhouettes, and creating new trends.
Japanese retailer Muji announced on Monday that its first Canadian flagship store will open on Vancouver’s Robson Street, on December 2. It's the largest store for the Japanese retailer outside of Asia.
Ikea saw a sixth year of UK growth in the 12 months to August 31 with the retail giant’s sales up 5.8% to £1.814 billion. It also increased its market share by 0.5% and is targeting a share of 15% within 10 years.
The online marketplace for independent boutiques has raised £10 million in a series A round of funding, and will use the investment to increase its number of listed shops and further develop the platform.