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High street footfall

High street footfall plummets amid rain and storms

High street footfall plummeted last month as dismal weather and storms caused shoppers to stay at home, according to new figures. Severe and ongoing rain...

IWD Special: Leading industry women on how they are inspired by...

Despite being an industry aimed largely at women, fashion is still led largely by men. According to a study last year by Price Waterhouse...
Lucy Litwack Coco de Mer

IWD Special: Q&A Lucy Litwack, owner & CEO, Coco de Mer

Lucy Litwack is one of the most experienced executives in the lingerie industry with a CV that includes tenures with Victoria's Secret, La Perla,...
Dinny Hall

IWD Special: Q&A, Dinny Hall, founder of Dinny Hall

Dinny Hall established her London-based jewellery brand in the 1980s and was among an influential new generation of creative talent in the capital at...
High street

Storms and coronavirus fears deal fresh blow to troubled UK high...

High street sales have taken a battering from storms and coronavirus fears over the past month, according to new figures. Like-for-like store sales slipped 0.9%...
intu Lakeside

Intu abandons £1.5bn cash call

Shopping centre operator intu has been forced to abandon plans to raise up to £1.5 billion to pay down its debt pile. The business, which...
The Index

Amazon Fashion tops The Index for third consecutive month

Amazon Fashion has emerged as the UK's favourite online destination for fashion for the third consecutive month, according to The Index from TheIndustry.fashion. As well...
Retail sales

Retail sales rebound in January after weak end to 2019

UK retail sales rebounded in January with their best performance for 10 months, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The...
Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley reveals ballooning loss after emergency funding deal

Losses at struggling high street retailer Laura Ashley have ballooned after a tough year, the business said, just days after warning that revenue would...
Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley bounces back after bank loosens purse strings

Laura Ashley has rebounded from two days of struggle as the business won permission to use a loan to fund its daily operations. The business...
Beales

Last remaining Beales stores set to close after no buyer found

The final 11 Beales department stores are set to shut, putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The retailer slid into administration last month, before announcing...
Amazon

Hundreds injured at Amazon warehouses, figures show

Hundreds of people have been seriously injured at Amazon UK warehouses over the last three years, new figures have revealed, adding to questions over...
Amazon

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos commits $10bn dollars to fight climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says that he plans to spend $10 billion (£7.7 billion) of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the...
Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley owner in talks with banks to keep retailer afloat

Laura Ashley is trying to unlock more money from one of its main lenders after Wells Fargo started to tighten the purse strings. The company said...
Mike Ashley Sports Direct Frasers Group

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group adds name to business rates letter

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has added its name to a list of 52 retailers calling on the Government to take urgent action on business...
Business rates

More than 50 retailers write to Chancellor demanding rates overhaul

More than 50 major retailers have written to the Government, calling on ministers to overhaul business rates at the Budget next month. In a letter...
Sustainability retail

Sustainability concerns having impact on cost-conscious shoppers, reports find

Thrifty shopping habits and sustainability concerns including the desire to use less plastic are driving people towards being more selective about their purchases, according...
intu

Intu shares hit as Hong Kong investor pulls out of cash-call...

Shares in shopping centre owner intu have slumped after an investor pulled out of talks over an emergency cash call. Shares plunged by nearly a...
New Look

New Look narrows losses amid overhaul and management shake-up

New Look has narrowed losses thanks to efforts under a turnaround plan, but saw sales remain under pressure in tough high street conditions. The group’s...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer unveils new finance chief

A former Goldman Sachs banker and chief finance officer for one of the UK’s biggest sandwich-makers has joined Marks & Spencer as its new...

 

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