All articles by Pamela Kokoszka

Pamela Kokoszka

Ted Baker’s ‘forced hugging’: Group launches external investigation into complaints

In a trading update for the 16 week period from 11 August to 1 December, Ted Baker announced it has appointed an independent law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP to conduct an external investigation into the complaints about the forced hugging in the company.

MPs say there is not enough evidence for a ban on energy drinks

The Science and Technology Committee has found that the current quantitative evidence, collected during the 12-week consultation on lowering age-limit for the purchase of energy drinks, is not sufficient to warrant a statutory ban on energy drinks.

Morrisons raises duopoly fears over Sainsbury’s-Asda merger

Supermarket giant Morrisons has warned that the proposed Sainsbury’s-Asda merger will create duopoly dominating the UK grocery market.

Amazon faces competition investigation in Germany over dual retailer/marketplace role

German antitrust authority, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, had ‘initiated an abuse proceeding’ into Amazon’s treatment of third-party sellers on the website

Black Friday weekend results: shopping event fails to revive the high street

According one estimate, online sales in the UK saw an increase of over 30% year on year over Black Friday weekend.

Viscose pollution: Fashion brands warned of damage done by leading Chinese textiles producers

A new report by campaign group Changing Markets has warned fashion retailers that much viscose produced in China is having a toxic impact on the environment.

TIPA survey: Nearly one in three UK consumers think all shops should be plastic free

An independent study commissioned by compostable packaging company TIPA has found that 80% of UK shoppers believe retailers should be doing more to reduce the amount of plastic waste, with 63% believing retailers are responsible for reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste.

‘Racist’ Dolce & Gabbana advert prompts Chinese backlash against brand

The video promoting Dolce & Gabbana’s latest campaign “DG Loves China” has been accused of racism for featuring an Asian model attempting to eat Italian food using chopsticks.

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: which is bigger?

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday. Both events are considered to be one of the biggest retail days of the year, with a number of shoppers using them to start on their Christmas shopping early and save on the best deals. With only two days between the events, which one of them is bigger?

What are the biggest dates in retail?

For years, retailers have been taking advantage of traditional holidays, but in the last decade, marketing teams have also started creating large-scale shopping events of their own to drive sales. So what are the biggest dates in retail?