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Mike Shearwood Clarks

Clarks CEO Mike Shearwood in abrupt departure from the business

Mike Shearwood, CEO of footwear brand Clarks, has left the business abruptly following complaints about his conduct. Shearwood, the former CEO of Karen Millen, had...
Shop Direct

Shop Direct hires former Jack Wills chief product officer to head...

E-commerce giant Shop Direct has appointed former Jack Wills chief product officer Emma Alexander as fashion director to head up its branded and own brand...
ASOS

UK fashion etailers’ shares dip as US changes sales tax rules

Shares in UK-based fashion etailers ASOS and Boohoo took a hit yesterday after the US Supreme Court ruled to lift a restriction to allow states...

Next to trial bridalwear concession in Manchester store

High street giant Next is trialling its first ever bridalwear concession in its Manchester Arndale store in partnership with WED2B. The WED2B concession will be...
House of Fraser PETA

House of Fraser CVA plan approved and store closures will go...

House of Fraser has today gained approved from creditors for its CVA, which will involve the closure of more than half of its stores...
House of Fraser PETA

House of Fraser braced for all-important CVA vote

Embattled department store House of Fraser will learn the outcome of its CVA proposal tomorrow as its creditors vote on whether to accept the...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer partners with Microsoft to place AI at the...

Marks & Spencer has announced a partnership with technology giant Microsoft that will place AI (artificial intelligence) at the heart of its stores and...
Millennials retail shopping

Millennials still overwhelmingly prefer shopping in stores to online

Despite the turmoil on the high street, almost three quarters of British millennial consumers prefer shopping in physical retail stores to online but they...
Armani Exchange

AX | Armani Exchange opens first store outside of London at...

AX | Armani Exchange has opened its first UK store outside of London at the Liverpool ONE shopping destination. The 3,169 sq ft boutique is located...
Armarium

Browns partners with luxury rental and styling service Armarium

Browns has teamed up with luxury fashion rental and styling service Armarium, which is staging a two-week pop-up at its iconic South Molton Street...
Klarna NA-KD

NA-KD and Klarna to bring buy now, pay later service to...

Millennial online fashion platform NA-KD will be bringing new flexible payments options to the UK market this summer in partnership with payments provider Klarna. The...
Harrods

The power of the pop up – how to make your...

I was fortunate enough to sit next to Michael Ward, the Managing Director of Harrods over a Walpole dinner a couple of weeks ago....
Debenhams

Debenhams issues profit warning as trading falls “below plan”

Department store Debenhams has revised down its profit expectations for the current financial year as trading in May and early June was below plan,...
JD.com

Google invests $550m in China’s JD.com as part of strategic partnership

Google has invested $550m in cash in China's largest etailer JD.com as part of a strategic partnership that will see the two businesses collaborate...