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.

Selfridges owner begins formal auction process for £4bn sale

The Weston family has kicked off a formal auction process for Selfridges and has placed a price tag of £4bn on the luxury department store chain.
High street shopping

Retail sales up in June as Euro 2020 boosts food sales

Retailers saw sales rebound in June as football fans enjoying the Euros bought more food and drink but non-food retail, including clothing, was down.
Ted Baker

Ted Baker quits Ugly Brown Building HQ for Gorgeous Brown Building

Ted Baker has signed a 10-year lease with Westminster City Council on a new company HQ and expects to move in next summer.
Wil Beedle

AllSaints creative director Wil Beedle departs after 18 years

AllSaints chief creative director Wil Beedle is to leave the premium British fashion brand after 18 years, 10 of which were spent in his current role.
Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna to float in New York

Italian luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna is preparing for a listing in New York in a deal that will still allow its founding family to retain a majority stake.
NHS Covid app

Retailers hit as workers forced to isolate due to being “pinged”...

Retail leaders are among those to call on the Government to speed up changes to self-isolation rules as it is estimated that some are struggling with up to 30% of staff off work with Covid-19 or because they are isolating.

Primark stores to host pop-up vaccine clinics as government targets youth...

Primark stores are among a number of locations to host pop-up vaccine clinics as the Government targets youth hotspots to drive vaccine uptake among the young.
High street

UK Government unveils strategy to regenerate the high street

The UK Government has today unveiled a plan designed to breathe new life into the nation's high streets, which have been battered by the pandemic.
Goodmove Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer extends Goodmove activewear range to every UK store

Marks & Spencer has extended its Goodmove activewear to all of its UK stores as new research shows that 60% of customers plan to be more active over the summer.

Afropolitan eyewear start-up REFRAMD completes successful crowdfunding campaign

REFRAMED, a new eyewear brand designed specifically to fit black and South East Asian facial features, has completed a successful Kickstarter campaign raising more than £36,000.
David Beckham

David Beckham in talks with Global Brands Group about taking full...

David Beckham is reported to be in talks with Global Brands Group (GBG) about buying out their stake in a licensing joint venture with his consumer goods business Seven Global.

Etsy completes the acquisition of Gen Z fashion marketplace Depop

Etsy has confirmed it has completed its $1.625bn acquisition of the London-based, Gen Z fashion marketplace Depop.

Dame Carolyn McCall to step down from Burberry board

Dame Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, is to step down as a non-executive director of Burberry at the end of the current financial year.
David Williams

Seraphine valued at £150.2m as it floats on London Stock Exchange

Maternity and nursing brand Seraphine has revealed its valuation upon flotation on the London Stock Exchange will be £150.2m.
Phoebe Philo

British designer Phoebe Philo to launch her own label with the...

British designer and former Celine creative director Phoebe Philo has announced that after a three-year break, she is back in fashion and is creating a new label backed by LVMH.
HERO Klarna

Klarna acquires UK-founded social shopping platform HERO

Klarna, the global payments giant, has acquired UK-founded social shopping platform Hero, which connects in-store teams directly with online consumers.
JD Sports Footasylum

JD Sports says it needs to create more diversity on its...

JD Sports has said it intends to create more diversity on its board and address the tenure of some its members as long-standing non-executive director Martin Davies confirms he is standing down.
Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston appoints Suzanne Egleton as chief commercial officer

Cath Kidston has appointed former AllSaints digital chief Suzanne Egleton as chief commercial officer following the British lifestyle brand's shift to a digital first model.

Luxury car maker Aston Martin appoints fashion experts Massenet and McKee...

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings has appointed Net-A-Porter founder Dame Natalie Massenet and former chief merchant officer of Harrods Marigay McKee to its board of directors to support its future growth ambitions.

QUIZ chief commercial officer banned from being a director in Spain

QUIZ chief commercial officer Sheraz Ramzan has been banned from being a director of a company in Spain for two years following the fast fashion retailer's appointment of insolvency practioners to its Spanish arm.