Tom Shearsmith

Tom Shearsmith is a News & Features Writer at TheIndustry.fashion, joining the company in January 2019. Tom also produces the podcasts for TheIndustry.fashion
George at ASDA

DJ Nick Grimshaw boosts interests in George’s latest Back to School...

Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has instigated public interest in George at Asda’s newest advert, which features school kids rapping their way back to school.

DYLON Dyes to relaunch ‘Re-Dye Don’t Re-Buy’ initiative

Fabric dyeing brand DYLON Dyes has today announced that it will relaunch its ‘Re-Dye Don’t Re-Buy’ initiative this Autumn and Winter to further the company’s mission to help the textile industry lower its carbon emissions.

A quarter of Brits to start Christmas shopping this month

25% of Brits that celebrate Christmas say they will have started thinking about Christmas shopping before the end of August, according to a new report from eBay Ads UK.
Foot Locker

Foot Locker acquires two footwear retailers

Sneaker and sportswear apparel retailer Foot Locker has today announced the acquisition of Japanese streetwear business Atmos for $360m and California-based footwear retailer WSS for $750m.
Matt Thompson

Shaftesbury appoints Matt Thompson to new Head of Property Insights role

Landlord Shaftesbury, which owns a 16-acre portfolio in the heart of London's West End, has announced the appointment of Matt Thompson to the newly created role of Head of Property Insights.

VF Corp reports strong first quarter results

VF Corporation, owners of brands including Vans, Dickies and Supreme, has reported strong financial growth for its first quarter ending 3 July 2021, with revenue increasing 104% to $2.2 billion (a 90% increase excluding acquisitions).

Mothercare losses widen in the year of the pandemic

Baby clothing and baby care group Mothercare has announced full year results for the 52 week period to 27 March 2021, with a statutory loss of £21.5 million, a bigger loss than the £8.5 million reported last year.

Klarna launches £3m Support Package Program to support SMEs

Klarna, the leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, has today announced the launch of a new £3 million Small Business Support Package to help British SMEs recover from the pandemic.

Twitter is testing a new shopping feature for brand profile pages

Twitter has announced it will shortly begin allowing businesses to showcase products for sale at the top of their profile page, as it follows in the footsteps of rival Facebook which opened a “Shops” feature last year.
DaBaby // BoohooMAN

Boohoo drops collection with DaBaby over homophobic rant

Fast fashion retailer BoohooMAN has confirmed it has removed its latest collection with music artist DaBaby and ceased a relationship following his homophobic rant during a festival.
Reactive Reality

Augmented reality platform for trying on clothes to launch this week

Augmented reality (AR) company Reactive Reality has announced it will this week launch its PICTOFiT Shopping mobile and web apps, designed to enhance e-commerce platforms with virtual clothes fitting technology.
Gucci UK Store

Kering sees very strong sales growth in first-half 2021 results

Luxury fashion house Kering has announced it saw a 48.9% revenue increase on an as-reported basis and 53.3% increase on a comparable basis to €7.7 billion for the six months to 30 June 2021.
LVMH and Kering

LVMH reports revenues of €28.7 billion

French luxury conglomerate LVMH has reported first half revenues of €28.7 billion, a rise of 56% compared with the same period in 2020.
In The Style Adam Frisby

In The Style doubles revenue as it returns to profit

Digital womenswear brand In The Style has reported revenues of £44.7 million for the 12 months to 31 March 2021, up from £19.3 million in the year previous.

Harrods unveils revamped Hair & Beauty Salon

Harrods has unveiled its new and revamped Hair and Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor of its Knightsbridge department store.
JD warehouse Derby

JD Sports to create hundreds of jobs at new Derby warehouse

Footwear and sportswear giant JD Sports is to create hundreds of new jobs at a 514,000 sq ft warehouse complex in Derby before the end of the year.
Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer becomes first big retailer to launch same-day clothing...

Marks and Spencer has announced it is to become the first big retailer in the UK to launch same-day clothing deliveries nationwide.
eBay 2021

eBay UK launches new support packages as it records a 237%...

Online marketplace eBay UK has announced it has recorded a 237% rise in new small businesses joining the platform since the start of the pandemic last year, the equivalent to a new business registering every 2 minutes.

Skin specialist Dr Khaled Sadek opens debut clinic on King’s Road

Sloane Stanley has announced the official launch of a debut clinic for leading lipoma and skin cysts specialist, Dr Khaled Sadek.
Change Makers Prize

British Fashion Council announces nominees for BFC Changemakers Prize

The British Fashion Council has announced the nominees for the recently launched BFC Changemakers Prize, a new project which aims to discover and celebrate individuals within the fashion industry who are making outstanding contributions and striving for positive change.