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Lauretta Roberts

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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.
Black Friday Online retail sales

Online retail transaction value jumps 29% ahead of Black Friday

Online retail transaction value has jumped 29% in the UK so far this month, ahead of what is expected to be a record-breaking Black...
Clarks

Landlords approve CVA deal for Clarks

Landlords of historic British footwear brand Clarks have approved a plan to allow the business to pay zero rent on a number of its stores, as...

OK! magazine launches beauty box subscription service

OK!, the celebrity-focused magazine, has ventured into the beauty box market with a new monthly subscription service. Subscribers to The Beauty Edit box can sign...
Retail Sales Footfall

Retail sales up by 1.2% in October despite local restrictions, however...

UK retail sales volumes in October were 1.2% higher than September despite restrictions tightening again in many areas of the UK, according to the...
Peacocks Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Peacocks and Jaeger placed into administration with 4,700 jobs in the...

Peacocks and Jaeger have been placed into administration by parent Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) leaving 4,700 jobs hanging in the balance. Administrators from FRP...
The Index

The Index August 2020 – Part 1 The Sectors, The Channels,...

In this latest Part one instalment of our monthly survey of fashion consumer behaviour chronicles the "Eat Out to Help Out" era in the...
Boohoo

Leicester MP launches fresh attack on Boohoo management and investors

Leicester MP Liz Kendall has renewed her criticism of investors in online fast fashion giant Boohoo saying, with the exception of one, none of...
Sports Direct

Sports Direct launches first ever Christmas ad featuring cameo from Jordan...

Sports Direct has unveiled its first ever Christmas ad campaign, featuring a cameo from Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson, and showcasing the brand’s fresh new...

Former Farfetch director Simon Domone joins ScienceMagic.Inc

Former Farfetch director and Bain partner Simon Domone has joined the newly formed fashion and beauty communications agency ScienceMagic.Inc as chief science officer. Domone joins...
Dr Martens Marc Jacobs

Dr Martens selects bankers to spearhead London IPO

Permira, the backer of Dr Martens, has selected two bankers to spearhead the London Stock Market listing of the historic British footwear brand, it...

Debenhams opens Virtual Beauty Room

Debenhams has opened a Virtual Beauty Room offering beauty tutorials and consultations, in partnership with major brands, to enable customers to access expert advice...
Scotland Glasgow

Non-essential retail to close across much of Scotland in “hammer blow”...

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced near full-lockdown conditions across much of Scotland, forcing the closure of non-essential retail, due to rising COVID-19...
Debenhams JD Sports

JD Sports in the running to rescue Debenhams

JD Sports is in the running to acquire Debenhams and is said to be a serious contender to land the struggling department store. According to...
Topshop Topman Oxford Street

Arcadia close to securing £30m in fresh funding

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire reported to be close to securing £30m in fresh funding to shore up the business after Christmas trading was...