Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette announced that the retailer is rolling out mobile checkout through its app to all stores in the US by the end of the year. It is also launching a VR feature for furniture shopping this spring.
Luggage and accessories label Travelteq has opened its first flagship store in Amsterdam. The shop carries a collection of bags, trolleys and accessories as well as travel-related products, including books.
Following the bankrupt toy retailer’s announcement that it plans to shut down its US locations, the e-commerce giant is said to have considered taking over some of the spaces to expand its brick-and-mortar footprint.
John Lewis must be hoping for a big sales uplift in the current week as it opens it 50th department store today at Westfield London. But for last week, it saw a total company sales increase of only 2% to £206m.
German online retailer Home24, which aims to challenge IKEA’s dominance of the European furniture market, accelerated sales and trimmed losses in the fourth quarter after sources said it is considering a stock listing.
While UK shopping mall giants Hammerson and Intu are accelerating towards their planned merger, the plans could be impacted by the arrival of Klepierre, with reports emerging that it made a bid for Hammerson this month.