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Lauretta Roberts

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Lauretta Roberts is managing director and Editor-in-Chief of The Industry, having acquired the business along with business partner Antony Hawman in July 2015. She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.
Burberry

Burberry retools factory to make non-surgical gowns and masks and funds...

Burberry is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by retooling its Yorkshire factory to make non-surgical gowns and masks, and is also helping to...
Men's Fashion Weeks

Men’s Fashion Weeks across Europe are cancelled

Men's Fashion Weeks across Europe, which were due to take place in June, have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19...
Net-A-Porter

Net-A-Porter dedicates delivery fleet for essential supplies

Net-A-Porter, the luxury etailer which this week suspended online orders due to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, has dedicated its fleet of premier vehicles in...

Exemplary ethics will pay off after the COVID-19 outbreak

Retailers and brand who have behaved responsibly to staff, customers and the wider community will reap the rewards once the COVID-19 crisis has passed,...
Sports Direct Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley apologises for response to COVID-19 crisis

Sports Direct founder and Frasers Group CEO Mike Ashley has apologised for “ill-judged and poorly timed” emails to the Government and poor communication with...
Next

Next closes warehouses and ceases online orders

Next is the latest fashion retailer to announce that it will stop taking online orders and close its warehouses during the COVID-19 lock-down. The company...
Jack Wills

Jack Wills permanently closes another 17 stores

Jack Wills has announced a further 17 permanent stores closures, bringing the total number of closures to be announced at the Frasers Group-owned chain...
Retail property

Retail rent day: property companies lose out as retailers withhold payments

Commercial property owners have warned they could struggle in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, after missing out on millions of pounds worth of...
Sports Direct

Sports Direct defends itself from MPs’ criticism in letter to Michael...

Sports Direct parent Frasers Group has attempted to defend itself after the Government criticised the behaviour of some businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Earlier today,...
New Look

New Look requests three-month rent holiday

New Look is seeking a three-month rent holiday from landlords as it seeks to cut its costs during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The fast fashion...
Oasis Warehouse

Oasis and Warehouse begin sale talks

Oasis and Warehouse, the sister womenswear chains, are reported to be undertaking sale talks despite the coronavirus pandemic. According to Sky News, the chains, which...
Fenwick

Fenwick suspends e-commerce operations due to COVID-19

Fenwick has announced the temporary suspension of its e-commerce operation due to the COVID-19 crisis. The department store chain had already closed its retail stores...