A plan by Norway’s government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the top producer of fox pelts.
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.
UK consumers who shop online already are becoming more online-focused than ever and are increasing the amounts they buy via webstores, a new report shows and more than half of women buy clothes online.
Vlada Haggerty, Smashbox “lip editor in chief”, filed her complaint in federal court in California last week, alleging that LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever copied her lip art in the logo for its new Lustrous cosmetics line.
Switzerland’s retail sector is expected to partially recover in 2018 due to a strong Swiss economy, which has largely overcome problems triggered by a strong franc following the end of a cap against the euro in 2015.
According to a market research by Thuiswinkel, Dutch consumers spent €15.7 billion in the first nine months of 2017, with beauty and apparel on the up. Total online sales are expected to reach €22.7 billion for 2017.
Britons have a big problem with clothing they’ve bought but will never wear. That’s according to a survey that shows women have 588 million unworn items sat in drawers and wardrobes while men have 223 million.
Amazon and Google both deeply discounted their virtual assistant speakers over the holiday season in their ongoing bid to dominate home shopping, a sharply different strategy from Apple's upcoming pricey HomePod speaker.
Accessory retailer Claire's has denied claims that its products contain tremolite asbestos, after an investigation alleged that the carcinogenic minerals were found in 17 makeup kits sold across nine states.