The surge in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce sales this year to make a total of £78.9bn. This is according to analysts at Edge Retail Insight, the global trend forecasting arm of retail insights firm Edge by Ascential, who have updated all pre-existing forecasts to account for the significant long-term impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping behaviours and preferences. Read more
U.S. department stores are ordering less this holiday season to keep their inventory costs down. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading
Who is Esther Sitali?
I am an wholesale strategist for creative people.
I love to help creative people, develop the best wholesale strategy and action plan to make real money selling their products into the retailers of their choice. It is my joy to see brands I have worked with land in retailers and grow globally.
Wholesale is one of the best ways to grow and establish a brand and I can help you do that.
I do not believe we have to die for fashion! I have wondered for years how I can combine my skill set in a way that creates a better way of life for women in developing countries. Instead of having to leave fashion and retail. I am using my voice and contacts to establish wholesale channels for sustainable & ethical brands to be more visible in retailers, through my platform NYA Brands. I believe economic empowerment through the partnering of brands with artisans in the developing world is beautiful and must be championed – Trade and Not AID!. I believe that we can love the earth and its inhabitants and look great.
China Global Television Network (CGTN) – China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.
The deal will accelerate the company’s entry into the Middle East e-commerce market. Amazon separately launched a drive-in grocery service, as Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
The pressure to capture a rapidly growing percentage of online holiday sales is pushing Walmart and other retailers to offer deals sooner and sooner. Jeanne Yurman reports. Continue reading
Retailers usually expect a nearly $20 billion bonanza on a Valentine’s Day weekend — but with an Arctic chill forecast for parts of the United States, will paramours be able to keep alive the retail heat? Mana Rabiee reports.