Tod’s: Facing up to luxury armageddon

Luxury fashion company Tod’s is currently trying to reinvent itself, adjusting its product and moving from a two-seasons-a-year model to a new-season-each-month one. And it seems that the plan couldn’t come soon enough because tough conditions mean the luxury sector is currently in need of a change. The company has just reported its first half…

Inditex, Zara

Zara owner gives big boost to digital payments and recycling

Company AGMs are usually, well, boring. Occasionally they’re love-ins (when the company concerned is hugely successful). Occasionally they’re snipe-fests (when shareholders are moaning about executive pay like at BP or yet another disappointing year and “not enough simple classics” like at M&S). But at other times they actually turn into something worthwhile with a) interesting…

Mango AW16 first campaign

Mango: Latest trend campaign goes social media-heavy

Mango has released details of its latest monthly trend ‘campaign’ and also said that it will be upping its social media commitments with this particular launch. The retailer, which earlier this year, moved to a monthly trends model and away from a two-seasons one, has given details of the first of its four AW16 trend…

Empty shopping mall

UK store footfall: The news gets worse

More figures about the state of UK retailing in June.  More to get depressed about. Springboard has just released its June footfall figures and they show overall visitor traffic falling 2.8%. In detail, that meant a 3.7% drop to high streets, a 1% fall to retail parks and a 2.3% drop at shopping centres.