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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.

Visualsoft – harnessing the power of community to help retailers navigate...

The speed of the shift to digital among UK fashion consumers is breakneck and retailers of all sizes will need to respond with equal...
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Frasers Group unveils £100m staff incentive scheme

Frasers has unveiled a £100m incentive scheme for staff that will pay out if the retail group's shares hit £10 for a sustained period...

Boohoo eyes New Look as its next acquisition target

Boohoo is once again reported to be eyeing up distressed young fashion chain New Look as its next acquisition target. The Manchester online fashion group...

In Numbers: the Week in Fashion in Figures

Footfall edged up this week as British consumers took tentative steps back to the high street but the introduction of the "Rule of Six"...
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How Sojin Lee wants to create the last word in last...

With footfall in central London remaining depressed (according to Springboard foot traffic is down almost 52% year on year) brands, in particular luxury brands,...
Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Edinburgh Woollen Mill receives approaches for heritage fashion brands

Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has received approaches from potential buyers for its heritage fashion brands which include Jaeger, Jacques Vert and Austin Reed. It is...
New Look

New Look receives no bids as it prepares for a CVA

New Look has said that no bids were received following its exercise to solicit potential interest in the young fashion chain as part of...

Dior Men’s Kim Jones adds Fendi women’s collection to his remit

Dior MEN artistic director Kim Jones has also added the role of artistic director for haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women at...
Selfridges

Selfridges MD wins Veuve Clicquot business award

Selfridges managing director Anne Pitcher, whose career in retail began with a Saturday job at the age of 16, has won a prestigious business...
Amazon

Amazon starts work with driverless delivery team in UK

Amazon is set to hire dozens of engineers to develop autonomous deliveries in the UK, after the boom in online shopping driven by the...

Retail sales jump thanks to online but city centres and fashion...

Retail sales jumped last month as shoppers spent more money online – but city centre shops and bricks & mortar fashion retail continue to...
JD Sports

JD Sports half-year profits slide as store footfall remains “weak”

JD Sports has warned that retail footfall remains “weak” in its physical stores and increased costs caused by higher online sales have weighed down...
New Look

New Look CVA hangs in balance as landlords push back

New Look is reported to have faced resistance from 10 landlords over its CVA proposal which seeks to switch the majority of its stores...
Debenhams

Frasers claims it is being frozen out of the Debenhams sale...

Frasers Group is being frozen out of the Debenhams sale process because it has refused to sign an NDA preventing it from speaking to...