Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS), the most important international association of department stores, nominated la Rinascente of Milan “THE BEST DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE WORLD” during the Global Department Store Summit 2016 held in Zurich on May 26.
American Apparel is soliciting ideas through a crowdsourcing campaign for products that are made in the U.S. to sell in its stores and online.
As customers become more comfortable with scanning bar codes on mobile devices, more retailers are taking to mobile to share discounts and coupons in a more convenient manner. Forever 21 is attempting to clear out the last of a collection through a one-day coupon on Twitter, which users can redeem for a 21 percent off discount.
At the NRF Retail's Big Show 2016 in New York (January 15-17), many booths highlighted fitting in store. 70% of the client bought the product after trying it on.
Cheap food is now available in north-west London after the opening of the first pilot easyFoodstore in the capital. Based next to the easyBus depot on the North Circular Road, the neighbourhood-sized store will be offering a limited and basic range of items at rock-bottom prices. An introductory offer of 25 pences (around 0,33€) per item will be available throughout February. This is the latest low price venture from easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Carrefour Italia has opened its first Carrefour Gourmet supermarket, a new store format that has been designed to offer exclusive products in a relaxing shopping atmosphere.
Arese Shopping Center is the largest mall ever built in Italy and in Europe, covering 120,000 square metres. Strategically located in the heart of Lombardy, it will replace the former Alfa Romeo car plant with a new experience factory.
American brands can totally change their store and positioning to enter in the market of a culturally different country. Starbucks is a good example, the king’s coffee sells tea for Chinese consumers.
Last December, McDonald’s opened a new outlet, a new dining concept in Hong Kong: “McDonald's Next”. This restaurant has a totally different menu and interior to the burger chain branches all over the world, with a 'theatre kitchen' and salad ingredients on show.