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Tom Shearsmith

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Tom Shearsmith is a News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion, joining the company in January 2019. tom.shearsmith@theindustry.fashion
Oxford Street 2020

Treasury could give adults £500 to spend in COVID affected industries

The UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering giving vouchers worth £500 to adults and £250 to children to boost spending in parts of...
Harrods Outlet - Store Front - 1st Floor

In Pictures: Harrods Outlet opens in Westfield London

Today, 3 July, Harrods opened its doors to the public in Westfield London with a new outlet premises, designed to allow shoppers to maintain...
Sports Direct

Frasers Group calls for Leicester stores to stay open in local...

Frasers Group, the owners of Sports Direct, has criticised the government’s lockdown in Leicester as a “half-cocked plan” while arguing that its stores should be...
Oxford Street

Face coverings to be mandatory in Scottish stores

The use of face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland as coronavirus restrictions are eased, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Face coverings will be...
Burberry TB

Burberry introduces TB Summer Monogram collection

Premium British retailer Burberry has announced a new TB Summer Monogram collection, designed by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci. The second Thomas Burberry Monogram collection,...
Adidas HR head

Adidas HR chief resigns after black workers criticise company for racism

Karen Parkin, Head of Global Human Resources at footwear brand Adidas has resigned, following criticism from employees of the company's failure to diversify its...

Havaianas releases pride collection and agrees to stop labelling products by...

Havaianas has launched a line of rainbow products to celebrate pride month, in addition to taking on commitments and actions...
Harrods

Harrods to make redundancies of up to 14%

Harrods is to set to make redundancies for up to 700 staff members, as the business seeks to reduce its headcount by up to...
New Look

New Look threatening landlords with potential pre-pack administration

New Look is reportedly threatening landlords with a potential pre-pack administration as it aims to move its store estate over to turnover-based rents. Multiple sources...
Westfield Pride

Westfield displays rainbow flags for Pride Month

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has unveiled flags at its Westfield Stratford shopping centre, in support of the LGBTQ+ community for Pride Month. As part of the shopping destination's...
Harrods Outlet concept art

Harrods confirms opening date for Westfield London outlet

Harrods has confirmed the opening date of its new concept store, Harrods Outlet, at Westfield London as 3 July 2020. The new 80,000 sq ft,...
Sports Direct

HMRC considering investigation into Frasers Group for abuse of furlough scheme

Tax officials are considering an investigation into billionaire Mike Ashley's Frasers Group, which may lead to the Treasury clawing back millions in furlough...