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Surge in online shopping to spark avalanche of Christmas returns

Presents worth a record £6.9bn will be sent back to depots after Christmas as millions of people chuck out unwanted gifts following this year's...

Department stores endure worst year since BHS collapse

The number of department stores in Britain looks set to fall below 1,000 next year for the first time in decades as the future for these retail...
Topshop Topman Oxford Street

Arcadia hired independent pension trustees to help tackle deficit

Sir Philip Green's retail empire drafted in independent pension trustees last year to help tackle its pension deficit. The retailer appointed advisers from Dalriada last...
Boohoo

Lawyers to quiz Boohoo executives over “fake discount” claims

Top executives at Boohoo are set to be quizzed by lawyers after judges rejected the retailer’s attempt to dismiss a $100m (£75m) legal action...
Fenwick

Fenwick’s new boss: “Online is fundamental to the department store’s future”

Running a department store chain in today’s era of online shopping is no mean feat, even for the most seasoned of retail executives. But to...
John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis’ new strategy makes sense, but Covid could derail its...

For many years, John Lewis set a gold standard in retailing. Few could match them for quality, value, presentation and service – attributes that...
Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston seeks new lease of life online

For 27 years, Cath Kidston’s timeless floral designs shrugged off recessions, the financial crisis and the uncertainties of Brexit. But the company finally met its...
Boohoo

Boohoo to give evidence in new fast fashion probe

Boohoo has said it will give evidence to MPs following up on an inquiry into the fast fashion industry and textile waste. The online retailer,...
Liberty Gucci

Why Liberty’s nostalgic prints are having a fashion moment

My autumn wish list currently comprises a handful of Liberty-print dresses – and not much else. I know this is hardly groundbreaking fashion news,...
High streets task force clothing retailers

Retailers have “weaponised” the use of CVAs, claim angry landlords

Top landlords have hit out at retailers for “weaponising” a controversial restructuring technique as part of a bid to cut costs. The British Property Federation...
Laura Ashley

Failed brands try to fashion a new life online

Other than being fashion failures, what do Laura Ashley, Karen Millen, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse have in common? Despite collapsing and closing all their stores, the...
High street window shopping

If window shopping is dead, then so is the high street

Remember window shopping? When you used to drive the family to a mega mall for a fun morning out, or take a leisurely stroll...
Ted Baker

Cash call is no guarantee of Ted Baker resurgence

Amazing what you can find at the back of the store if you rummage around for long enough. At Ted Baker, they’ve sifted through...
Umar Kamani PrettyLittleThing

Boohoo’s £323m PrettyLittleThing deal is scandalous, says short-seller

Boohoo has been attacked for a "scandalous" deal to buy out fellow owners of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing for up to £323m, just days after coming under fire...
John Lewis

“We can’t get everything right”: How John Lewis plans to reopen...

“Test and learn” is the mantra adopted by the John Lewis Partnership's top brass as they map out plans to safely reopen their department...
Fashion boutiques

How small fashion boutiques will thrive – not just survive –...

For over a decade the UK’s small fashion businesses have been thwarted by the high street giants, as glossy ‘mall’ culture and a fast...
Fat Face

FatFace vows to stay open online after closing stores

Family fashion retailer FatFace has vowed to keep selling clothing online after closing all of its stores amid the Covid-19 disruption as it looks...
Jo Jo Maman Bebe

Retailers, including JoJo Maman Bebe and Arcadia, demand rent relief from...

Retailers are at loggerheads with landlords over rent cuts and holidays, as looming bills threaten efforts to keep stores open and workers in jobs. Quarterly...
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Insurers refuse to pay out on virus shutdown claims

Most pubs and restaurants would have been unable to claim on their insurance even if ministers had demanded a total shutdown to combat the coronavirus...
Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley appeals to lenders for more cash to stay afloat

Laura Ashley faces collapse unless it can secure £15m of emergency cash by the end of this month and has lined up PwC to act as...