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  • Royal mail

    Royal Mail reveals top 10 Black Friday hotspotsSubscription

    News5 December 2019

    UK shoppers made the most online purchases in central London over the course of Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, Royal Mail has revealed. 

  • black friday sales

    More retailers succumb to divisive Black FridaySubscription

    News3 December 2019

    More UK retailers than ever before participated in Black Friday this year in the face of tough trading, despite growing concern about the discounting day’s impact.  

  • Boohoo

    Record Black Friday for Boohoo GroupSubscription

    News3 December 2019

    Boohoo Group, owner of fast fashion brands such as Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, has reported a “record” Black Friday trading weekend.

  • Black Friday 2017

    Black Friday footfall rises Subscription

    News2 December 2019

    Black Friday footfall rose by 3.3% year on year compared with the equivalent day in 2018, new research has found. 

  • allbirds black friday store 2

    Black Friday boycott tracker 2019Subscription

    News29 November 2019

    This year, a notable number of fashion brands have taken a sustainable stance against Black Friday. Drapers brings you the Black Friday boycotters. 

  • Kirsty mcgregor 2019 index

    Editor’s Comment: Black Friday at a turning pointSubscription

    Comment28 November 2019

    As Black Friday has mutated from a one-day event into a fortnight of deals, more and more fashion retailers have fallen down the rabbit hole of heavy discounting in the weeks before Christmas.

  • Black Friday Bullring

    Black Friday footfall forecast to drop Subscription

    News27 November 2019

    Footfall is predicted to drop by 4.5% year on year this Black Friday as shoppers are “unlikely to make trips to physical stores” for the event, new research has found. 

  • black friday

    How Black Friday has become retail's grey areaSubscription

    Features26 November 2019

    Black Friday has become a fixture on the fashion retail industry’s promotional calendar. But as the discounting activity becomes longer and deeper, and some retailers and consumers shun the event altogether, its future has become blurred.

  • black friday

    Black Friday 2019 could be 'most disruptive' yetSubscription

    News22 November 2019

    With Black Friday falling after pay day, more than one-quarter of shoppers plan to bring forward their Christmas spend, meaning this year’s event could “be one of the most disruptive for the retail industry”, new research suggests.

  • Black Friday 2017

    ‘Mindful’ spending on the rise as Black Friday looms Subscription

    News21 November 2019

    British shoppers intend to ignore Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounting this year – potentially reducing overall spend by more than £800m.

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    UK Black Friday sales to reach ‘record’ high Subscription

    News20 November 2019

    UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £8.57bn from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, 29 November – 2 December, equating to an average of £2.48m each minute of the four-day weekend.

  • Black Friday 2017

    74% of shoppers to avoid stores on Black FridaySubscription

    News19 November 2019

    UK retailers hoping to capitalise on in-store sales this Black Friday may be disappointed, as three-quarters of consumers plan to avoid the high street come 29 November.

  • Primark Christmas 2019

    Primark invests in Christmas to weather Black FridaySubscription

    News5 November 2019

    Primark is bolstering its Christmas gifting offer to drive footfall over Black Friday on 29 November, John Bason, chief financial officer at parent company Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.

  • Mail

    Christmas deliveries in jeopardy as Royal Mail fears strike Subscription

    News14 October 2019

    The Royal Mail could face huge disruption this Black Friday and Christmas, if workers agree to a strike.

  • black friday

    Retailers to scale back 'kiss of death' Black Friday Subscription

    News29 July 2019

    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.

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    M&S boss: 'We don't regret Black Friday'Subscription

    News10 January 2019

    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. 

  • Black friday bullring small

    Extended Black Friday boosts November sales Subscription

    News20 December 2018

    Retail sales increased by 5% in November compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported today.

  • Online shopping at Christmas

    Lowest online growth in seven yearsSubscription

    News19 December 2018

    Online retail sales in the UK increased 8.1% year-on-year last month, the lowest November growth since 2011.

  • Oxford street christmas alamy

    Christmas discounting to reach record highSubscription

    News17 December 2018

    Retailers will slash prices by an average of 48% over Christmas, setting a new record Deloitte reports.

  • Year in review index

    Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription

    Features14 December 2018

    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

  • Parcel delivery

    Fashion hit by £1.6bn peak returns impactSubscription

    News13 December 2018

    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.

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    Indies look forward to Christmas upliftSubscription

    News10 December 2018

    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.

  • Winchester high street

    November footfall drops as 'Black Friday gleam diminishes'Subscription

    News10 December 2018

    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. 

  • zalando premium

    Exclusive: Zalando signs bevy of premium brandsSubscription

    News10 December 2018

    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 Bullring

    Black Friday boosts salesSubscription

    News30 November 2018

    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.

  • Hunter yorkdale store 7

    Record Black Friday sales at HunterSubscription

    News29 November 2018

    Wellington boot and outerwear brand Hunter achieved its highest daily sales results ever – £1m – on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

  • black friday sales

    Margins under pressure as Black Friday discounting deepens Subscription

    News27 November 2018

    More UK retailers than ever before participated in Black Friday Sales this year in the face of ongoing tough trading.

  • John lewis oxford street (5)

    Black Friday smashes records at John LewisSubscription

    News27 November 2018

    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 pic

    Cyber Monday Sales exceed Black Friday Subscription

    News26 November 2018

    For the first time, clothing retailers are offering more discounts today, Cyber Monday, than they were on Black Friday.

  • whistles

    Black Friday 'bigger than ever' in the UK Subscription

    News23 November 2018

    A total of 72% more UK retailers are taking part in Black Friday this year than in 2017, data from retail sales aggregator shows.

  • christopher raeburn

    Christopher Raeburn boycotts Black Friday Subscription

    News23 November 2018

    Christopher Raeburn has shut its website and pop-up store for Black Friday, to promote the sustainable approach of “buying less but better”.  

  • John Lewis Black Friday

    Early Black Friday sales rocketSubscription

    News23 November 2018

    Black Friday UK online sales before 7am were up 78% on last year, reports data firm Loqate. 

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    Editor's Comment: Blanket discounts make Black Friday a dark day for retailSubscription

    Comment23 November 2018

    Black Friday has been plagued with issues since the US shopping event first arrived on these shores.

  • Black Friday 2017

    Who’s buying what this Black Friday?Subscription

    News23 November 2018

    Younger customers will favour Black Friday this year, a YouGov survey conducted for KMPG has found.

  • John Lewis on Oxford Street on Black Friday

    Black Friday 'here to stay' Subscription

    News22 November 2018

    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.

  • Archie_and_Karen_Hume

    Retailer Insight: Black Friday or Fraud Friday?Subscription

    Comment21 November 2018

    Archie Hume, managing director of independent fashion retailer A Hume Country Clothing, is taking a stand against Black Friday discounting

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    Retailers must develop 60-second terrorism security strategiesSubscription

    News20 November 2018

    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.

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    Jigsaw in Black Friday U-turnSubscription

    News20 November 2018

    Jigsaw has reneged on its policy promising not to discount in season and is launching its first Black Friday Sale this week.

  • bath black friday

    Indies hold their nerve on Black Friday Subscription

    News20 November 2018

    Independent retailers are shunning Black Friday despite rising pressure from consumers to offer discounts.

  • Black Friday 2017

    Black Friday 2018 deal tracker: the latest discountsSubscription

    News20 November 2018

    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.

  • Black Friday

    Shoppers expected to head online for Black FridaySubscription

    News19 November 2018

    There is likely to be a 3.7% drop in Black Friday footfall compared with last year, Springboard predicts.

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    Footfall drops ahead of Black Friday Subscription

    News19 November 2018

    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.

  • Black Friday 2017

    UK Black Friday sales to jump Subscription

    News15 November 2018

    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.

  • Black Friday Bullring

    Black Friday anticipation causes further footfall declineSubscription

    News12 November 2018

    Consumers holding out for Black Friday and seasonable discounts are to blame for an eleventh consecutive month of footfall decline, according to Springboard.

  • Amazon Fashion - Meraki

    Amazon prepares for tech-fuelled Black Friday Subscription

    News6 November 2018

    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 singles day

    Alibaba to take Singles Day international Subscription

    News24 October 2018

    Alibaba’s annual discount event Singles Day is set to move beyond China this year, connecting online and offline shopping. 

  • M&S SS18

    M&S pins clothing dip on ‘miserable’ OctoberSubscription

    News11 January 2018

    Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has blamed a “very difficult” October for a decline in clothing sales during the third quarter. 

  • Black Friday 2017

    Black Friday fails to boost online growthSubscription

    News20 December 2017

    Online growth in November dipped below its four-year average as Black Friday failed to buoy sales. 

  • christmas shoppers

    Retailers pin hopes on last-minute festive flurry Subscription

    News12 December 2017

    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.

  • DPD

    Black Friday surge triggers delivery delaysSubscription

    News5 December 2017

    Several retailers have been inundated with customer complaints after a high volume of Black Friday online orders prompted delivery delays following the Sales event.

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