How Black Friday went global – and how to leverage it

Black Friday is the shopping tradition that took the world by storm. There are now versions of the popular shopping event in the UK, Mexico, Russia and Pakistan, to name just a few – which means that your Black Friday strategy...

Pop Quiz: The festive season around the world

As the end of the year approaches, we’re all starting to feel a little bit festive… but the fact is, the festive season looks very different all around the world. As you get ready for a few months of engaging with Gen Z, do you know what...

On Your Radar: Singles Day

Last year, China’s celebration of self-love had more sales than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Introducing Singles Day – the next big thing in global retail. What is Singles Day?...

EU: Top three countries to focus your youth marketing strategy

So your brand has a loyal Gen Z consumer base in the UK or US – where do you head next? Here’s our guide to taking your youth marketing strategy to the most lucrative student markets in Europe. First stop:...

Retail trends in China: everything you need to know

20 years ago, there were 3.4 million students in China. Today, there are 26 million. This young, connected generation of students is fuelling shopping trends across the region, transforming China into an e-commerce behemoth. Here are a...

What ecommerce brands can learn from China’s 618 Shopping Festival

When it comes to innovation in ecommerce, there’s one country that’s definitely leading the way. China has pioneered concepts such as social shopping, chat commerce, live streams and much more. They are also known for their huge online...

Revenge spending explained: Will luxury brands see a boost post-lockdown?

As we start to see COVID-19 cases reduce, countries including the UK, Australia and the US are reopening non-essential businesses, including retail. Retailers with physical stores will be excited about the prospect of reopening after...

5 retail innovations bringing Gen Z back to the mall

Today’s students are part of the first generation of true digital natives: Gen Z. They don’t remember a time before the internet, and this means they’ve grown up with access to a whole world of retail options thanks to the rise of...