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Retail & Etail

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch said to be fielding takeover offers

US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is reported to have appointed advisers to field interest from other retailers interested in buying the chain. According to Reuters...
Zalando

Zalando revenue continues to soar

Online fashion retailer Zalando has posted revenue up 23.1% to €980.2m in the first quarter of 2017 as it continues to "outperform" the European ecommerce...
Debenhams

Mike Ashley increases Debenhams stake yet again

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley who has been steadily building up an interest in Debenhams increased his stake yet again yesterday and now owns...
LK Bennett

Linda Bennett makes a return to LK Bennett

Linda Bennett, founder of the LK Bennett chain, has made a return to the business she founded in 1990 and sold in 2008. According to...
Hope Fashion

Interview: Nayna McIntosh Hope Fashion

“Hope is the antithesis of the corporate structure,” says Nayna McIntosh of the fashion for the 40-plus woman brand she founded just over 18...
Marks & Spencer

M&S appoints retail veteran Archie Norman as chairman

Marks & Spencer has announced Archie Norman as its new chairman, replacing Robert Swannell who will stand down on 1 September after seven years...
Festival Place Next

Next sales down 3% in “challenging” consumer environment

Bellwether clothing retailer Next has reported sales down 3% in the first quarter of its financial year saying the "UK consumer environment remains challenging". Total...
Federico Marchetti Yoox Net-a-Porter

YNAP Q1 sales up 19.1% driven by strong In-Season performance

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) has posted Q1 revenues up 19.1% on an organic basis (15.4% reported) at €515m, a performance it says was underpinned by...
Tom Grafton Student High Street

Interview: Tom Grafton, founder, Student High Street

Tom Grafton is on a mission to create more people just like him; which is to say high achieving young entrepreneurs. Grafton, a first...
M&S Marks & Spencer

Halfords CEO moves to M&S to head up clothing division

Jill McDonald, CEO of Halfords, has been announced as the new managing director of Clothing, Home & Beauty at Marks & Spencer and will...
Guess

Guess opens new flagship store at Liverpool ONE

US fashion and lifestyle brand Guess has opened its largest UK store outside of London on Paradise Street, Liverpool ONE. The 5,000 sq ft store...
Festival Place Next

Further sales drop expected from Next

Bellwether high street clothing giant Next is due to report its three-month results on Thursday (4 May) and analysts are predicting a further dip...