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Charles Jeffrey

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY collaborates with Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber on...

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY has collaborated with Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber on the creation of a spectacular new look for the newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane's "Red Coats".
Sports Direct

Frasers Group set for “upbeat” update after reopening stores

Frasers Group is expected to unveil an “upbeat” trading update amid hopes its sales will have rebounded strongly after the reopening of high street stores.

Northern Ireland to hand out £100 shopping vouchers to boost high...

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced that the £145m High Street Scheme (HSS), which will grant everyone aged 18 and over in Northern Ireland a pre-paid card worth £100 spend on their local high street, has been given the green light.
Bee Inspired

Athleisure brand Bee Inspired unveils first golf collection

Scottish athleisure brand Bee Inspired has joined the growing band of brands to make a play for the golf market, with the launch of its first fairway-ready collection.

Amazon delivers mixed bag of results for second quarter

Amazon has turned in a mixed bag of results for its fiscal second quarter, coming up short of Wall Street expectations in revenue but beating them on profits.

Number of empty shops continues to rise across UK after Covid...

The number of empty shops in high streets, retail parks and shopping centres has increased in the past three months, according to new data.

Heist expands best-selling collections with new colours and styles

British women’s hosiery and underwear brand Heist has expanded its best-selling Eco Lace and Sheer collections with new colourways and styles.

In-Depth: Five a day fashion – the rise of plant-based “leather”

The next time you are in the fruit and vegetable section of your local supermarket, hand-picking the source of your latest five-a-day, take a look at the potential origins of your next luxury handbag or accessory.

Matalan creates 200 work placements as part of government’s Kickstart Scheme

As part of its ‘Early Careers’ proposition, Matalan is supporting the government’s Kickstart Scheme by creating 200 bespoke work placements across its business – from the head office to retail and logistics.

ISAWFIRST creates ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ collection with Warner Bros.

ISAWITFIRST has just launched a collaboration collection with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the new ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ film, starring basketball champion and global icon LeBron James alongside Bugs Bunny and the “Looney Tunes Squad”.

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.
Dr Martens

Dr Martens strong Q1 sales outperform pre-COVID-19 results

Dr Martens has today announced a strong Q1 performance in the three months to 30 June 2021, which has seen group revenue at £147.3m – up 52% year on year – but more impressively up 31% compared to the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.
Dr Martens Liverpool ONE

Dr Martens upsizes flagship store at Liverpool ONE

British footwear brand Dr Martens has just opened a new 2,000 sq ft store on Paradise Street in Liverpool ONE, upsizing from its previous store on Manesty’s Lane in the shopping centre, and now next to Vans and Levi’s, and opposite JD Sports’ flagship store.

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.
Oxford Street

Quarantine for EU and US visitors to England is dropped providing...

England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine in what will be a huge boost to retail, which has been starved of tourist trade since the pandemic struck.
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.
Loake Salisbury Store Manager, Faz McVey, and Assistant Manager, Aurora Salina.

Loake to continue new store roll-out following openings in Brighton and...

Traditional English shoemakers Loake is looking to add two further stores to its retail portfolio this year, following the recent openings of stores in Brighton and Salisbury.

BFC’s State of Retail Report points to Brits buying “bounceback wardrobe”

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released a new State of Retail Report, supported by Clearpay, which highlights the positive outlook for fashion and beauty in 2021.
John Tavaria - InPost CEO

Fashion discounts incentive for donated clothes spearhead new InPost and Yellow...

Leading out-of-home and ecommerce delivery company InPost has today announced a new partnership with sustainable fashion trailblazer Yellow Octopus Group, which aims to offer consumers a more convenient and greener way of donating and recycling clothes.