Tag : Black Friday
Retailers to scale back 'kiss of death' Black Friday Subscription
After a promotional start to the summer season, and with exactly four months to go until Black Friday, retailers are planning to scale back their discounting plans as the promotional frenzy fails to deliver profitable sales.
M&S boss: 'We don't regret Black Friday'Subscription
Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has insisted that the retailer’s decision not to partake in Black Friday last year was the right one, despite reporting weak sales in November.
Extended Black Friday boosts November sales Subscription
Retail sales increased by 5% in November compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported today.
Lowest online growth in seven yearsSubscription
Online retail sales in the UK increased 8.1% year-on-year last month, the lowest November growth since 2011.
Christmas discounting to reach record highSubscription
Retailers will slash prices by an average of 48% over Christmas, setting a new record Deloitte reports.
Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription
As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, Drapers recaps the twists and turns in the retail industry over the past 12 months
Fashion hit by £1.6bn peak returns impactSubscription
Fashion retailers in the UK are set to be hit by a £1.6bn impact on margins over the peak trading period, as customer returns spike in the wake of Black Friday.
Indies look forward to Christmas upliftSubscription
Independents across the UK have enjoyed a strong autumn season so far and are optimistic about Christmas, as more consumers seek unique products and store experiences.
Footfall across the UK fell 3.2% year on year in November – a swing from last year’s growth of 0.2% – as Black Friday increasingly becomes an online event.
Exclusive: Zalando signs bevy of premium brandsSubscription
Berlin-based etailer Zalando has signed up 17 new premium brands for the first quarter of 2019 as it seeks to become a “noteworthy destination” for affordable luxury fashion, Drapers can reveal.
Black Friday boosts salesSubscription
Total like-for-like UK sales increased by 7.6% this week compared with last year following a boost from Black Friday discounts, BDO’s latest high street sales tracker shows.
Record Black Friday sales at HunterSubscription
Wellington boot and outerwear brand Hunter achieved its highest daily sales results ever – £1m – on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
More UK retailers than ever before participated in Black Friday Sales this year in the face of ongoing tough trading.
Black Friday smashes records at John LewisSubscription
John Lewis & Partners has reported the biggest sales week in its history as customers took advantage of its Black Friday deals in store and online.
Cyber Monday Sales exceed Black Friday Subscription
For the first time, clothing retailers are offering more discounts today, Cyber Monday, than they were on Black Friday.
Black Friday 'bigger than ever' in the UK Subscription
A total of 72% more UK retailers are taking part in Black Friday this year than in 2017, data from retail sales aggregator Lovethesales.com shows.
Christopher Raeburn boycotts Black Friday Subscription
Christopher Raeburn has shut its website and pop-up store for Black Friday, to promote the sustainable approach of “buying less but better”.
Early Black Friday sales rocketSubscription
Black Friday UK online sales before 7am were up 78% on last year, reports data firm Loqate.
Black Friday has been plagued with issues since the US shopping event first arrived on these shores.
Who’s buying what this Black Friday?Subscription
Younger customers will favour Black Friday this year, a YouGov survey conducted for KMPG has found.
Black Friday 'here to stay' Subscription
Black Friday is here to stay as the majority of UK shoppers delay purchases until promotional events, research by shopping centre owner Hammerson has shown.
Retailer Insight: Black Friday or Fraud Friday?Subscription
Archie Hume, managing director of independent fashion retailer A Hume Country Clothing, is taking a stand against Black Friday discounting
High street retailers are being asked to draw up 60-second security plans in the lead up to Black Friday, as part of the Counter Terrorism Policing winter advertising campaign.
Jigsaw in Black Friday U-turnSubscription
Jigsaw has reneged on its policy promising not to discount in season and is launching its first Black Friday Sale this week.
Indies hold their nerve on Black Friday Subscription
Independent retailers are shunning Black Friday despite rising pressure from consumers to offer discounts.
In the week leading up to Black Friday, one by one retailers are unveiling their discounts. Drapers brings you a roundup of the latest offers.
There is likely to be a 3.7% drop in Black Friday footfall compared with last year, Springboard predicts.
Footfall drops ahead of Black Friday Subscription
Footfall across the UK fell 2.3% in the week to 18 November, compared with 2017, as shoppers held off spending ahead of expected Black Friday discounts.
UK Black Friday sales to jump Subscription
Black Friday is predicted to bring £10.4bn in sales to the UK, up 3.1% on last year, a new report from GlobalData has shown.
Consumers holding out for Black Friday and seasonable discounts are to blame for an eleventh consecutive month of footfall decline, according to Springboard.
Amazon prepares for tech-fuelled Black Friday Subscription
Amazon is preparing for its largest-ever Black Friday sale, and has introduced new technology across the site in an effort to win over shoppers.
Alibaba to take Singles Day international Subscription
Alibaba’s annual discount event Singles Day is set to move beyond China this year, connecting online and offline shopping.
M&S pins clothing dip on ‘miserable’ OctoberSubscription
Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has blamed a “very difficult” October for a decline in clothing sales during the third quarter.
Black Friday fails to boost online growthSubscription
Online growth in November dipped below its four-year average as Black Friday failed to buoy sales.
Retailers pin hopes on last-minute festive flurry Subscription
Multiple retailers and department stores are hoping for a busy final week in the run-up to Christmas, following a post-Black Friday slump in trade.
Black Friday surge triggers delivery delaysSubscription
Several retailers have been inundated with customer complaints after a high volume of Black Friday online orders prompted delivery delays following the Sales event.
Missy Empire's Cyber Weekend sales rocketSubscription
Sales at womenswear etailer Missy Empire leapt to £250,000 over Cyber Weekend, up 250% from £100,000 in the same period the year before.
Black Friday: Online prevails over high streetSubscription
Shoppers spent online instead of taking to the high street on Black Friday this year, as retailers reported a “strong performance” overall.
Black Friday fails to boost high street footfallSubscription
High street footfall on Black Friday was down 4.2% on last year, as consumers made the most of online offers instead.
Profits squeezed since Black Friday's arrivalSubscription
UK retailers’ profit margins have been squeezed since Black Friday’s introduction to the UK, new research has revealed.
Black Friday: John Lewis's app use soarsSubscription
The number of shoppers using John Lewis’s app to snap up Black Friday deals on the morning of 24 November was up by 36.8% from last year.
UK shoppers are set to spend £7.8bn, an increase of 7% year on year, over the four-day Black Friday weekend.
This week has inevitably been dominated by Black Friday. For many, the arrival of the discounting event is a welcome relief after tough trading in October.
Fashion sales fall at John LewisSubscription
John Lewis’ fashion sales fell by 3.8% last week as they were affected by changes to annual competitor promotions.
Retailers' optimism low for Black FridaySubscription
Only a third of retailers (33%) feel optimistic about Black Friday this year, a new study has found.
Indies cave in to Black Friday discountingSubscription
Independent retailers across the UK have given into pressure to discount stock for Black Friday as department stores and multi-brand etailers unveil their deals for the period running up to 24 November.
Black Friday footfall to linger over weekendSubscription
Footfall on the high street is to increase by a fifth on Black Friday and remain above average for the rest of the weekend, new research has found.
As Black Friday nears, more and more retailers are unveiling their discounts. Drapers brings you a roundup of the latest offers.
Black Friday spending to heat upSubscription
The UK’s Black Friday shoppers plan to spend £197 each on average during the Sales weekend, according to the latest findings from PwC.
Shoppers to spend £10bn on Black Friday Subscription
UK shoppers are poised to spend £10bn over the Black Friday period this year, new research has shown.