It may only have been a 0.7% rise but an uplift in Japanese department store comparable sales during April was welcome nonetheless. It was the first increase in 14 months but came alongside a dip in clothing sales.
While some chains struggle in the Australian market, Inditex’s Zara is committed to the country and is seeing its operations growing but profit has fallen. The chain saw higher sales last year as it opened new stores.
Fast-growing UK fashion retailer Quiz has signed with e-tail giant Zalando. It is now available on the German site and will roll out to the UK and French sites shortly. This follows Quiz's 103% e-sales surge in March.
Zalando, Europe's biggest pure online fashion retailer, said on Wednesday it would open its new Nordic distribution hub in Brunna, near Stockholm, with the aim to speed up delivery across the Nordic region.