On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
Fashion giant Primark has confirmed it is set to open a 60,000 sq ft store at Bluewater next year. The signing follows recent a string of recent openings at the shopping centre, including Kate Spade and Coach.
Tommy Hilfiger, IBM and The Fashion Institute of Technology have teamed up for an Artificial Intelligence pilot project. The project called ‘Reimagine Retail’ will have AI play the lead in the design creation process.
Dutch retailer Hema will open three stores in Dubai. The company, which will partner with Dubai’s Apparel Group, also plans to opens additional stores across the Middle East within the next five years.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
Fat Face’s decision to shun the traditional pre-Christmas discounting practices paid off for the British casualwear retailer, as sales increased by 12% and 8% on a like-for-like basis in the 5 weeks to 6 January 2018.