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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 also produces the podcasts for TheIndustry.fashion
JD Sports

Government watchdog launch probe into retailers over replica football kits

The UK competition watchdog has this week launched an investigation into sportswear retailers over the price of replica football kits. The watchdog is probing football...
Trafford Centre

Canadian pension fund takes control of Manchester’s Trafford Centre

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), headquartered in Toronto, has acquired ownership of the Manchester Trafford Centre after failing to find an alternative...
Debenhams Closing Down sale

Debenhams launches closing down sale with no sign of business buyer

British department store Debenhams has launched a closing down sale online and in-store, having publicly received no offers from interested buyers since going into...
Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton

Superdry founder secures permanent chief executive role amid board overhaul

Fashion retailer Superdry has confirmed founder Julian Dunkerton has been appointed as permanent Chief Executive following his return to the top job last year...
Disney x Amazon Fashion

Disney launches exclusive kidswear collection with Amazon Fashion

Amazon Fashion and Disney have teamed up to create a kidswear collection in collaboration with Amazon’s private brands Spotted Zebra and Amazon Essentials. With vibrant...
Dolly Parton EDGE BEAUTY

Dolly Parton partners with Edge Beauty for new fragrance

Dolly Parton and beauty group Edge Beauty, Inc. have signed a long-term license agreement for the creation, development and distribution of the iconic entertainers...
EGO Shoes

EGO Shoes reports annual revenue increase of 150%

Manchester-based fast fashion footwear business Ego Shoes has reported an annual revenue increase of 150% in comparison to 2019. Traffic to the site has increased...
Frasers Group Concept

Frasers Group to open ‘landmark’ 60,000 sq ft multi-brand Birmingham store

Frasers Group has announced plans to open a new 60,000 sq ft multi-brand flagship store in Birmingham city centre. The new store will house Frasers...
Kate Orwin

Westfield hires Kate Orwin as UK Leasing Director

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced the appointment of Kate Orwin as Leasing Director for the UK & Italy. In her new position, she will be responsible for...
Next at The O2 Outlet

Next opens new store at Icon Outlet at The O2

Icon Outlet at The O2 has announced British multinational brand Next is the latest retailer to join its offering, joining over 60 other brands...
Shoppers down Oxford Street

Klarna research reveals how shopping behaviour has changed in 2020

Value for money is a top priority for shoppers in 2020, with 67% suggesting it has become more important since the start of the...
Jo Malone

Jo Malone London introduces virtual townhouse experience

Jo Malone London has introduced a virtual townhouse experience, allowing customers to experience signature scents and gifts through a 360 degree digital experience. The multi-sensory...
Retail

39% of Brits say COVID-19 has caused them to reassess Christmas...

Almost two thirds of Brits have organised Christmas shopping and finances in 2020 so they can avoid the extremes such as panic buying, according...
Bora Aksu

London Fashion Week February 2021 announces provisional line-up

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the full provisional line-up for February 2021's London Fashion Week. The next edition of London Fashion Week will...
ASDA staff

Asda to close all stores on Boxing Day and reward frontline...

Supermarket Asda has announced it will not open its stores on Boxing Day in recognition of the effort from its staff as key workers...
Very Beauty

Very.co.uk improves beauty offering with 20 new brands

Very.co.uk has announced the immediate addition of 20 new beauty brands to its site, as the online retailer continues to expand in the beauty...
Versace New Bond Street

In Pictures: Versace opens new London flagship on New Bond Street

Luxury Italian fashion house Versace has opened a new 3000 sq ft flagship store on New Bond Street in London. Originally announced in January 2020,...
Highcross Debenhams

Hammerson announces build-to-rent scheme for Leicester, transforming former Debenhams store

Hammerson has announced plans to bring forward a build-to-rent residential scheme at Highcross in Leicester city centre. The development would see part of the former...

Liverpool ONE adds two new independent menswear retailers

Liverpool ONE shopping centre has welcomed two new independent menswear fashion and accessory brands, Vincentius and TRIBUS. Both founded in Liverpool with local family...
GAP Cotton

Gap commits to sourcing cotton from 100% sustainable sources by 2025

Global apparel company Gap Inc. has joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Textile Exchange’s 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge as part of its integrated...