All articles by Deborah Williams

  1. The e-commerce reign of Alibaba Group

    Deborah Williams: Looking back at the first-ever Single’s Day shopping event in 2009, what was the key element that transformed…
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    25 Nov
  2. Black Friday 2019 UK spend forecast to reach £4.3bn: GlobalData report

    Black Friday 2019 spend is forecast to rise 2.2% to £4.3bn in the UK, compared with a rise of 0.6%…
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    21 Nov
  3. Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal

    Italian luxury fashion house Prada Group has made history as the first luxury brand to obtain a sustainability term loan…
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    15 Nov
  4. Millennials and Gen X pick online over in-store purchases: Zebra study

    Around 75% of millennial and 53% of Gen X shoppers revealed that they shop in-store and leave without purchasing, only…
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    14 Nov
  5. Cyber Monday 2019: How can retailers avoid cyberattacks?

    Cyber Monday 2019: The facts and figures Cyber Monday 2018, in the US, experienced a 432% year-on-year increase in ransomware…
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    13 Nov
  6. Alibaba’s Singles Day 2019 breaks record sales of over $38bn

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has recorded sales of US$38.4bn for its 24-hour Singles Day 2019 shopping event The Singles…
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    12 Nov
  7. Mothercare falls into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk

    UK pregnancy and childcare product retailer Mothercare has fallen into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. Announced via the company’s restructuring…
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    4 Nov
  8. Black Friday 2019: predictions and trends for UK retail

    Black Friday consumer shopping habits Black Friday takes place on the day after Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth…
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    31 Oct
  9. Shop prices fall for fifth consecutive month: BRC report

    Shop prices have fallen for the fifth consecutive month, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). All items experienced a…
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    31 Oct
  10. Credorax joins with top Chinese payment providers for European trade

    Smart payments provider and licensed bank for cross-border e-commerce and omnichannel payments Credorax has today announced partnerships with Alipay, WeChat…
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    29 Oct
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