An increasing number of Belgian retailers are open on Sunday and it seems an increasing amount of consumers are taking the opportunity to do their shopping on Sunday. The majority of bakers feel they have to be open on Sunday to survive: some even manage almost half of their weekly turnover on this one day.
Sunday becomes increasingly popular shopping day
Following several quarters of negative results, Urban Outfitters’ third quarter was one of growth. Total turnover grew 3.5 % and there was a 1 % like-for-like growth.
Danish fashion platform Miinto has launched in Belgium this week. Smaller fashion retailers can sell their products on the platform, combining their strength to withstand larger web shops.
Ever since the Rana Plaza disaster, the clothing industry has clamoured for transparency in the clothing manufacturing branch, but Zondag met Lubach’s Arjen Lubach proved on Sunday that there is no actual transparency yet.
Canadian fashion chain Canada Goose opened its first European store in London. The brand’s clothing has been in Europe for quite some time, but only at multi-brand stores up until now.
Spanish fashion chain Desigual suffered a blow in the first three quarters of 2017, with turnover down more than 10 %. It mainly struggled in Europe, a region where it generates almost all of its turnover.
Swedish store chain H&M can no longer use parallel stripes on its (sports) clothing, because they resemble Adidas’ three stripes too much, according to a The Hague court.