Retail

In an ever-pressing need for the fashion industry to become more sustainable, getting rid of the seasonal wardrobe is a likely next step, says GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that a seasonal fashion calendar is outdated and shifting to a seasonless calendar can...

Garment supplier factories must invest in reskilling workers in the digital space if they hope to retain business in a world becoming increasingly concerned with sustainability and social welfare, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Hannah Abdulla, Apparel Correspondent at GlobalData, comments: “The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically sped up the garment industry's tech-shift and...

Following today’s release of Kingfisher figures for Q4 (pre-close) FY2020/21; Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Kingfisher continues to benefit...

Following today’s release of B&M figures for Q3 FY2020/21; Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “B&M has cemented its position...

Following today’s release of Next figures for the nine weeks to 26 December 2020; Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Next performed better...

Following today’s release of DFS figures for the 24 weeks ending 13 December; Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “DFS...

Following today’s release of Travis Perkins figures for October and November 2020, Georgina Sreeves, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Wickes and Toolstation remain Travis Perkins’ saving grace amid...

Following today’s release of H&M figures for Q4 and FY2019/20, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “The improvement in H&M’s global...

Fashion firms must turn the spotlight on biodiversity conservation as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and work to improve the impacts their raw material choices have...

Following today’s release of Frasers Group H1 figures for 2020/21, Alex Hardy, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Significant investment in its digital business has helped to mitigate...

Following today’s release of Ocado figures for Q4 FY2019/20; Thomas Brereton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Ocado’s Q4 results, covering September to November (which includes the UK’s second official lockdown period),...

Following today’s release of Studio Retail H1 figures for 2020/21, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Studio Retail has been one of the beneficiaries of the COVID-19...

Following today’s release of PVH figures for Q3 FY2020; Gemma Boothroyd, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “PVH Corp. saw performance improve...

The Arcadia group is reportedly on the brink of administration. Sofie Willmott, Content Head of Apparel at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her...

Following today’s release of Kingfisher Q3 figures for FY2020/21; Matthew Walton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Kingfisher has continued to ride the momentum in the DIY & gardening market as its...

Following today’s release of Halfords H1 figures for FY2020/21; Jonathan Rock, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Halfords has emerged as a clear beneficiary of the pandemic so far, supported by trends such as a long-lasting cycling boom and the staycation fashion....

Following today’s release of The Entertainer FY figures for 2019/20, Jonathan Rock, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “A lack of...

Following today’s release of Travis Perkins Q3 figures for 2020, Georgina Sreeves, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Following a catastrophic H1, Travis Perkins is on the mend thanks to demand within the Repair, Maintenance and...

Following today’s release of AO World H1 figures for 2020/21, Zoe Mills, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘AO World has produced a strong set of H1...

Athletic apparel designer Lululemon witnessed Q2 2020* sentiments grow by around 19% compared to Q1 2020 on the back of sales growth driven by its e-commerce boom, says GlobalData,...

Following today’s release of Tesco H1 figures for 2020/21, Thomas Brereton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Tesco’s eagerly anticipated H1 results reveal an impressive performance...

Following today’s release of boohoo group H1 figures for FY2020/21, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “The boohoo group...

Following recent news that Tesco intends to set a plant-based sales target of 300% growth in the next five years; Frederick Diamond, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading market research company, offers his view on what Tesco’s...

The United States is moving forward with legislation that would effectively ban cotton imports from China’s Xinjiang province over potential links to forced labour – but such a step...

Following today’s release of B&M H1 figures for 2020/21, Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Lockdown in the UK...

Pets at Home expects full-year underlying pre-tax profit to exceed current market expectations, after revealing “double-digit LFL growth” through the eight weeks to 10 September...

European clothing brands are currently looking to nearshore more of their products, and Turkey is proving to be a solid contender for these manufacturers, as they strategically plan to implement sustainability efforts, says GlobalData, a leading data...

Following today’s release of Ocado Q3 figures for 2019/20, Thomas Brereton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Ocado Retail’s hearty quarterly...

ScS’ surge in orders has continued into August with a 51% like-for-like increase. Matt Walton, Senior Data Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Homewares retailer Dunelm today released strong sales growth results for July and August. Emily Stella, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Following the news that ASOS has raised its full year sales and profit expectations; Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Following today’s release of Next H1 figures for FY2020/21, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Though a sobering set of results...

Following today’s release of ASOS figures for the four months to 30 June 2020, Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Following today’s release of Halfords FY figures for 2019/20, Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Halfords has proved resilient during the...

Following today’s release of Topps Tiles Q3 figures for 2019/20, Matt Walton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘While Topps’ average weekly...

Following today’s release of Poundland H1 figures for 2019/20, Hannah Richards, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “The COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted...

Following today’s release of B&M FY figures for 2019/20, Hannah Richards, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: "Despite the global disruption of...

Just over half of UK consumers are willing to visit non-essential stores once lockdown restrictions are lifted, with 16-24 year olds the most enthusiastic with...

Following today’s release of Sosandar figures for the two months ending 31 May 2020, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,...

Following today’s release of Ted Baker FY figures for 2019/20, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘After a turbulent 2019, COVID-19...

Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly on the brink of administration. Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on...

Following today’s release of Topps Tiles H1 figures for 2019/20, Matthew Walton, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Rob Parker’s baptism of fire...

Following today’s release of ASDA Q1 figures for FY2020/21, Patrick O'Brien, UK Retail Research Director at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Like-for-like grocery growth of 3.5% would normally...

French Connection will run out of cash in coming months if current trading levels continue and it cannot secure additional funding. Sofie Willmott, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData,...

Apparel is set to be the hardest hit retail sector by the COVID-19 pandemic with the global apparel market forecast to decline 15.2% this year (equivalent to $297bn), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Honor Strachan, Principal Analyst...

The UK population is feeling more optimistic about the outlook with 34.9% of consumers expecting the coronavirus situation to improve over the next month*, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead...

The boohoo group has announced a £200m share placing and intends to use the net proceeds of the placing to take advantage of global opportunities that are likely to emerge in coming months; Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view...

Following today’s release of Morrisons Q1 figures for 2020/21, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Morrisons’ results tell a mostly familiar story...

Brazil’s retail market is set to be one of the better performing in Latin America in 2020, growing 2.0%, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The COVID-19 outbreak will have a marked impact...

Following Halfords’ update on trading: Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the situation: “Halfords has proved resilient...

Following today’s release of Travis Perkins Q1 figures for 2020, Georgina Sreeves, Associate Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: "Store closures as part...

Following today’s release of boohoo group FY figures for 2019/20, Emily Salter, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Well positioned to deal...

Following today’s release of Primark H1 figures for 2019/20, Pippa Stephens, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Though Primark’s performance for H1 FY2019/20...

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted UK retail spend in March with 32.5% of consumers stating that they spent more on food & grocery than in February, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The main driver of higher spend on food in March was...

Footwear retailer Office has reportedly been put up for sale by its owner Truworths International. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her...

Transitions in South America coupled with store closures in China drove a decline in Nike’s margins and sentiments, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Company Filing Analytics platform found that Nike’s overall sentiment score declined...

An Easter weekend with warm weather forecast would normally be a retailer’s dream but this year the COVID-19 lockdown measures in the UK will severely hinder Easter trading, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Sofie Willmott, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Over three...

Following today’s release of Boots UK Q2 figures for 2019/20, Kate Ormrod, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘While Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Q2...

Retail in mature Western economies will continue to suffer challenges, with further casualties, as the sector evolves to meet the fast changing demands of the...

Following Wednesday's (04 September) news of Quiz’s AGM trading update, Pippa Stephens, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “A...

Following today’s news (Friday 21 June) that the board of GAME Digital has recommended that shareholders accept Sports Direct’s takeover bid, Zoe Mills, Retail Analyst at...

Following today’s news (Wednesday 27 March) that Dune has tabled a bid for LK Bennett, Kate Ormrod, Lead Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and...

The announcement this morning on AO World’s acquisition of Mobile Phones Direct highlights the online electricals specialist’s continued expansion plans as it attempts to steal...

Following today’s release of JD Sports H1 figures for 2018/19, Amy Higginbotham, Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘Although international markets bolstered...

Retailers are merchandising their Christmas ranges even earlier this year to meet consumer demand for early Christmas bargains on essentials like Christmas trees, decorations and...