Cross-border shoppers should continue to buy from UK websites post-Brexit a new report shows, despite concerns that potential tariff barriers could deter them but only if prices don’t rise and delivery flexibility rises.
China's Singles' Day online discount sales bonanza saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal businesses with 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste.
An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs (£25.82 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie’s said.
The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.
Mexican negotiators will propose that the NAFTA be rigorously reviewed every five years rather than the US idea of automatic expiration, an official said on Wednesday as the fifth round of talks got under way.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery from their supply chains should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them to improve the lives of workers, and technology can play a part, said major companies on Wednesday.
Turkish workers who stitched pleas for help into clothing sold by Zara are “just the tip of the iceberg” and highlight the need for mechanisms to address concerns about labour conditions, said a human rights expert.
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in October as an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, suggesting consumer spending remained fairly strong early in the fourth quarter.
The National Retail Federation released its annual holiday shopping survey, reporting that 164 million consumers will shop between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. 43% will specifically support Small Business Saturday.