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PODCAST: Youth To The People founders, Greg Gonzalez & Joe Cloyes

Powered by superfoods and science, Youth To The People is an eco-conscious brand that’s committed to harnessing nutrient-dense superfoods that have an impact on skin’s health and less of one on the environment. Founded by cousins Greg Gonzalez & Joe Cloyes, it builds on three generations of family skincare know-how
John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis to introduce flexible working for all HQ staff

John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed they will introduce flexible working for staff at the employee-owned retailer who are based at the company’s head offices.
John Lewis

John Lewis unveils plans to move into the home rental market

Department store John Lewis has announced plans to build 10,000 rental homes over the next few years to help address the national housing crisis.

PODCAST: Maria Hatzistefanis, founder of Rodial

Maria Hatzistefanis is one of the beauty industry’s best known and most admired entrepreneurs. She began her career in corporate finance and realising quickly that wasn’t for her, founded her ground-breaking beauty brand Rodial in 1999.
JD Sports Footasylum

JD Sports shareholders vote remuneration chair off board amid row over...

The chair of JD Sports' remuneration committee, that approved an unpopular £4.3m bonus for the company's executive chairman and CEO, has been voted off the company’s board.
JD Sports

JD Sports ups profit outlook but remains cautious amid rise in...

JD Sports has increased its profit outlook after solid trading since shops reopened, but warned over the impact of the current resurgence in Covid-19 cases. It has also confirmed that it will split the role of executive chairman and CEO, currently held by Peter Cowgill.

PODCAST: L’Estrange co-founder Tom Horne & Shaftesbury retail director Samantha Bain-Mollison

L’Estrange co-founder Tom Horne and Shaftesbury retail director Samantha Bain-Mollison talk to us about how the landlord and brand have worked together on making physical retail a success and why they feel that post-pandemic a new, reinvigorated retail landscape will emerge.
High street retail

Business rates support to shrink for thousands of Covid-hit firms from...

Thousands of businesses across the UK are preparing to restart property tax payments as the current £13.8bn business rates holiday is slashed today.
Shopping high street

Shop prices fall this month driven by clothing discounts

Prices for shoppers tumbled more sharply this month as retailers tried to drive the recovery in post-lockdown sales further with discounts on clothing.
Revolution Beauty

Revolution Beauty set for £500m IPO on London’s AIM

Make-up and skincare group Revolution Beauty is set to make its stock market debut in a move expected to net the firm’s founders a multi-million-pound fortune.
In Detail GFF

PODCAST: Graduate Fashion Foundation’s Douglas McLennan and Joy Campbell

Graduate Fashion Foundation Chairman Douglas McLennan, and Brand Partnerships Director Joy Campbell tell us about the past, present and the future of the event, which acts as a springboard for new talent, bridging the gap between education and employment.
High street

Warning of business rates debt crisis as firms in England owe...

The debt crisis facing English business has ratcheted up further as companies now owe local councils almost £2.5 billion in unpaid business rates, according to new analysis.

PODCAST: Mārīcī founder, Amanda Navaian

Amanda Navaian, Founder of sustainable accessories brand Mārīcī. As an advocate for sustainability and with years of experience in the fashion industry, Amanda launched her plant-based accessories brand in 2020, which is soon to be stocked in Selfridges as part of their ‘Project Earth’ Luxury designer edit.
Andy Murray Castore

Andy Murray-backed sports brand Castore signs up Saracens in first rugby...

Fast-growing premium sportswear brand Castore has signed its first kit deal with a rugby club. The company, which is part-owned by Sir Andy Murray, will now supply Saracens in a five-year multimillion-pound deal.

PODCAST: Cucumber Clothing Founders, Eileen Willett & Nancy Zeffman

Eileen Willett and Nancy Zeffman are the founders of “cool” brand Cucumber Clothing. The brands' clothes are made ethically, locally and sustainably.  It operates with a “five mile radius” rule,  using minimal packaging and focuses on British manufacturing.

PODCAST: Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO & Founder, Klarna

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the CEO & Founder of disruptive payments provider Klarna. With its buy now, pay later, pay in 3 and other flexible, or as Klarna likes to call it smoooth, payments options, this business has shaken up the way we shop, having been adopted by more than 250,000 retailers worldwide.
Dr Martens

Dr Martens marches on with strong sales but listing dents profits

Heritage footwear business Dr Martens has enjoyed soaring sales despite the global pandemic leaving many of its customers stuck indoors.
Boohoo

Boohoo signs up to tougher ethical standards regime as sales continue...

Online young fashion giant Boohoo Group has agreed to sign up to a forensic supply chain initiative as part of a wider push to improve its ethical credentials.
Peter Cowgill

Shareholders “may well” vote against my bonus, says JD Sports chairman

The chairman of JD Sports has said that shareholders “may well” vote against the £4.3 million bonus that the company is set to award him despite taking Government support to furlough its staff.

PODCAST: LS Personal Shopper founder, Jack Zambakides

Jack Zambakides created ‘LS Personal Shopper’ using the overdraft from his student loan and within 18 months he managed to develop a business with a turnover exceeding £5 million per annum - achieving 10X growth over lockdown.

 

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