Lauretta Roberts

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.
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Boden to make it to the high street via John Lewis

Quintessential British brand Boden will make its first major foray onto the high street with five concessions in branches of John Lewis. According to City...
Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo puts up the “for sale” sign

Luxury footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo has announced it is exploring its "strategic options", which include a possible sale of the business. Its controlling shareholder...

Boohoo forecast to double profits

Fashion fashion etailer boohoo is forecast to double its profits when it posts is year-end figures this week. The Manchester-based business, which recently acquired the...
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Sports Direct gains foothold in the US with acquisitions

Sports Direct has gained a foothold in the US market by acquiring 50 stores trading as Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports at a cost...
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BRC sets out post-Brexit Tariff Roadmap for the next government

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched its Tariff Roadmap for the next Government, which highlights the short term risks and long-term opportunities for...
Vivienne Westwood

London Fashion Week Men’s scheduled released

London Fashion Week Men's has released the official show schedule for its next edition taking place from 8-12 June, which shows a rise in...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer updates on store opening and closure plans

Marks & Spencer has revealed more details of its planned five-year retail shake-up programme by announcing the opening of 36 new stores this year...

Debenhams unveils its turnaround strategy

Department store group Debenhams has unveiled its turnaround strategy today that includes the possibility of up to 10 store closures and an increased investment in...
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Browns appoints former YNAP director as COO

Farfetch has appointed yet another senior executive from the Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP); Paul Brennan has joined as COO of its London boutique Browns,...

Ecommerce giant Zalando posts Q1 sales up 22-24%

Zalando has posted Q1 2017 sales up 22%-24% reaching €971m-€987m, according to preliminary results released today, and is on course to achieve its bullish...

Primark sales up 11% as expansion continues

Primark achieved an 11% growth in revenue to £3,222m in the 24 weeks to 4 March, its owner Associated British Foods revealed as it announced...

Burberry retail revenues up 3%, but total revenues dip 1%

British luxury house Burberry has reported a rise in retail revenue of 3% in the six months to 31 March; however shares in the...