China’s Department Store Retail Market Doubles in Value Over Past Six Years

China’s Department Store Retail Market Doubles in Value Over Past Six Years

While department stores in China have faced ever more increasing competition from other formats and retail channels in recent years – new research from Mintel reveals just how much this sector has flourished. Reflecting the increased wealth of Chinese consumers – and the increased disposable income this has brought with it – Mintel’s research reveals […]

Discounting before January now the new ‘Sales’ period

Pre-Christmas shopping figures show similar patterns to 2011 as consumers and retailers play 'cat and mouse'

Shopper footfall in the run up to the 2012 Christmas period was similar to that of 2011, although not quite as high as that bumper year, figures released today show. The Ipsos Retail Traffic Index (RTI), which is compiled by Ipsos Retail Performance and records the level of footfall in non-food stores across the UK, […]