Corona partners with Spotify for its SunSet Sessions - Retail Gazette

“Looking for a bar that felt like minded” led Mexican beer brand Corona to Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, says Steph Okell, Marketing Manager for Corona. SunSet sessions from the lager brand are to be spread across bars in the UK and will include ‘beach themed’ Corona evenings to push drinks in the lead up to Corona's SunSet Festival this summer. The sessions will be spread out as a series of exclusive music events which will take place at set venues that Corona is partnering with. They aim to

Selfie generation ditches Canon for mobile - Retail Gazette

Consumer spending through smartphones and tablets is set to rise to a staggering £53.6bn by 2024, compared to 2014’s figure of £9.7bn according to research from Barclays. The news means that retailers who aren’t creating mobile friendly sites are most likely going to miss out. However, not all retailers are welcoming developments in mobile technology.  Imaging and optical product specialist Canon has today announced a substantial 29% decrease in its first quarter profit – primarily due to snap

The Polo Bar: Ralph Lauren’s latest venture - Retail Gazette

Chic, luxurious and with equestrian themed décor, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar is everything you would expect from the world famous fashion designer. The restaurant and bar is set to open this month at 1 East 55th Street, just down the road from a New York Ralph Lauren store. It will follow in the steps of Giorgio Armani and Bergdorf Goodman who have also created successful restaurants in the area. It will be Ralph Lauren’s third bar and cuisine venture, following his RL Grill in San Francisco and

Easter pushes fashion sales - Retail Gazette

Easter provided varied results for retailers this year, although overall the industry appears to have profited. Data released by IRI, the retail and FMCG market intelligence company,  found that Easter confectionery sales were up strongly in 2015, and UK retailers had a better than expected Easter period. Sales of confectionary were up by 8.6% over the five week period which ended the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Though sales were up to £111m in the final week before Easter, the IRI believes

Are retailers ignoring plus-size fashion? - Retail Gazette

Lingerie business Lane Bryant is causing a stir after it alluded to Victoria’s Secret in its latest ad campaign. The US plus sized retailer compared its models to Victoria’s Secret ‘angels’ on its website: “They’re no angels — and they own it. Join the women who are redefining sexy by posting your personal statement of confidence using the hashtag #ImNoAngel”. Lane Bryant has gone from an unobtrusive retailer to a global online sensation in no more than 10 characters. The Ohio based company’

Locality key to capitalising in Russia and Eastern Europe - Retail Gazette

While many companies have struggled in parts of Eastern Europe and Russia, following political instability, Tesco’s F&F will be opening its first outlets in Moscow, Russia in June. The Russian franchise operator Debruss will also be opening a further store in August in Moscow. Two out of three of the new Russian ventures will be within Debenhams stores, following the F&F brand launching in the UK and Ireland in 2001. At an Internet Conference, titled, ‘Wild Wild East- How to succeed in E-Comme
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