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Superdry

Founders, failures and the lure of the corporate comeback

Four years after being fired by Iceland Foods, Sir Malcolm Walker walked back into the business in February 2005 with trepidation and recalls the...
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Mark Ritson: Superdry’s returning founder can restore the brand’s DNA

There is an epic saga taking place over at Superdry, the ailing British fashion brand. It’s a tale of brands and founders, of growth...
Retailers BRC

High street struggles to put spring in its step

Shoppers continued to put discretionary spending on hold last month, depriving high street sales of any meaningful gain from warmer spring weather and Mother’s...
Superdry

Superdry chief in line for £730,000 payoff after protest resignation

Euan Sutherland, the Superdry chief executive who walked out of the fashion group earlier this week in protest at a boardroom coup led by...
ASOS

ASOS threatens to block serial returners

Online fashion giant Asos has changed its returns policy. It is lengthening the time allowed for returns of unwanted items, but is threatening to investigate...
Debenhams

Moody’s downgrades Debenhams, warning outlook remains “negative”

Troubled retailer Debenhams suffered a fresh blow this afternoon after being downgraded by credit ratings agency Moody’s. The department store chain’s rating has been cut...
Intu

Intu’s incoming boss Matthew Roberts says shopping centres owner can thrive...

Matthew Roberts, who was on Thursday named as Intu Properties’ incoming boss, said he is “confident” the shopping centres owner can go it alone...
Superdry

Superdry’s new bosses try to calm nerves after boardroom coup

Julian Dunkerton and Peter Williams, the returning chief executive and new chairman of Superdry, addressed staff at the company’s head office on Wednesday as...
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Julian Dunkerton left £15m worse off in wake of Superdry victory

ulian Dunkerton's shock victory over the Superdry board has wiped £15m off the value of his stake after shares in the fashion brand sank following the mass...
Zalando

We want our own version of “Just do it”: Europe’s biggest...

Zalando wants to be for fashion what Netflix is for entertainment, Spotify for music and Airbnb for travel – it wants to have that...
Superdry Julian Dunkerton

Superdry’s board has been shown up as embarrassingly naive about Julian...

It wasn’t so long ago that Superdry chief executive Euan Sutherland seemed superglued into an on-brand biker jacket, happily mingling with the founders at...
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Superdry founder’s battle descends into “dirty tricks” row

Superdry, the troubled fashion retailer, has become embroiled in a "dirty tricks" row hours before investors decide whether to reinstate co-founder Julian Dunkerton to...