Dolce & Gabbana SS16

Summerwear makes a splash in May as UK fashion sales rise

There’s been a lot of confusing data about UK retail sales in May but now the official figures are out and what do they show? Retail was in a good place in May and clothing retail was the reason. Shock, Horror. Really? We’re continuously told that retail is suffering at the moment and clothing retail…

Robot shopping trolley, picture courtesy Pixabay

Robot shopping trolley: Coming to a superstore near you… maybe

Another day, another robot story. And more specifically, another Wal-Mart tech story. It seems the US retail giant is now working with Five Elements Robotics to develop a robotic shopping trolley. Five Elements is the company behind Budgee, the $1,400 “friendly robot that carries your stuff,” and its CEO Wendy Roberts mentioned the new project…

Ted Baker SS16

The fabulous Baker boy: Ted serves up some sumptuous sales

It may be nuclear winter on the UK high street but some chains are still frolicking in the sunlit uplands. Ted Baker said today that revenue rose 11.3% (yes, you read that right) in the 19 weeks to June 11 with retail sales up 12.7% (or 10.3% when currency exchange volatility is factored-out). Wow.