Lauretta Roberts

Lauretta Roberts is the CEO, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The.Industry.fashion She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.

Marks & Spencer to add more third-party fashion brands

Marks & Spencer is accelerating its third-party brand strategy for fashion having reportedly signed deals to sell Joules, Phase Eight, Hobbs and Seasalt online and in-store from this Spring.
BOSS Silverburn

Frasers Group increases stake in Hugo Boss to 15.2%

Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has increased its "strategic investment" in luxury fashion brands Hugo Boss and now owns 15.2% of its shares.
Outfit Arcadia

Arcadia administrators to shut 31 stores with 714 job losses

Arcadia administrators are set to permanently shut another 31 of the fashion group’s stores by the end of January, with the loss of 714 more jobs.
Simon Wolfson, Next

Next’s Lord Wolfson joins Deliveroo board ahead of its float

Next CEO Lord Simon Wolfson has joined the board of food delivery platform Deliveroo ahead of its IPO. Wolfson, who has been leading Next since...

Superdry sales and profits hit by continued COVID-19 disruption

Superdry sales slumped -24% to £282.7m in the half-year to 24 October 2020 as the group lost 23% of its owned-store trading days due to COVID-19 leading...
Missguided beauty

Missguided enters beauty market with affordable and inclusive line

Missguided, the online fast fashion brand, has made the move into the beauty market with an affordable and inclusive range of almost 150 individual...

Next reported to be the frontrunner to acquire Topshop

British high street giant Next is reported to be the frontrunner to acquire Topshop, the jewel in the crown of Sir Philip Green's collapsed...

Mango moves into homeware with sustainable collection

Global fashion giant Mango is making its first move into homeware this spring with the first collection inspired by Mediterranean lifestyles and featuring sustainable...

Jaeger to cut 233 staff and permanently shut all stores after...

Administrators for Jaeger have said that 233 staff will be made redundant following the heritage fashion brand’s acquisition by Marks & Spencer. As expected Jaeger’s...
Simply Be N Brown

N Brown reports recovery in revenue trajectory

N Brown, parent of Simply Be, JD Williams and Jacamo, has posted revenues in the 18 weeks to 2 January (Q3) down -8.9% year-on-year,...

Boohoo sales up 40% as it updates on “Agenda for Change”

Online fast fashion giant Boohoo achieved a 40% uplift to £660.8m in the four months to 31 December as it saw growth across all brands...
Topshop Arcadia

JD Sports in talks with Authentic Brands Group about potential Topshop...

JD Sports is reported to be in talks with US group Authentic Brands with a view to partnering on a potential purchase of Topshop,...

Debenhams Oxford Street flagship among six stores to be permanently closed

Stricken department store Debenhams has said it will permanently close six branches, including the flagship Oxford Street shop, with the loss of 320 jobs. It...
Click & Collect

Nicola Sturgeon halts non-essential Click & Collect in Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has put a halt to non-essential Click & Collect services in a bid to keep people at home and...
John Lewis

Matt Hancock praises John Lewis for suspending Click & Collect

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has praised John Lewis for suspending its Click & Collect services after the retailer said it had made the move...
Topshop Arcadia

G-III Apparel emerges as bidder for Arcadia

G-III Apparel, the US fashion group and license holder of brands such as DKNY and Calvin Klein, has emerged as a potential bidder for...

ASOS to employ 2,000 at new £90m warehouse in Staffordshire

ASOS is set to invest £90m in a new warehouse in Lichfield, Staffordshire, with a plan to employ 2,000 people at the site over...

Joules online sales up 66% over festive trading period

Premium fashion and lifestyle brand Joules recorded online sales up 66% over the festive trading period as COVID-19 restrictions severely hampered store sales. The business...

Marks & Spencer finalising deal to acquire Jaeger

Marks & Spencer is in the process of finalising a deal to acquire heritage fashion brand Jaeger from Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM), it...

Topshop Oxford Circus will not re-open after Lockdown 3

Topshop's flagship Oxford Circus store will not re-open after the UK's third national lockdown, it has been reported. It emerged over the New Year that...