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Shop Direct Very

Shop Direct “on verge of rescue deal”

Advisers to the billionaire Barclay family have insisted that the tycoons are only days away from agreeing a crucial £150 million of financing needed...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer sacks chunk of communications team as clothes sales...

Struggling Marks & Spencer has reduced its communications team amid a cost-cutting drive to revive the company’s fortunes. The retailer quietly made at least nine...
Aspinal

Aspinal calls in Houlihan Lokey to assess its options

Aspinal of London has appointed investment bank Houlihan Lokey to assess its options after a spell of weak financial performance. Founder and chairman Iain Burton...
Retailers BRC

UK shoppers call for carbon footprint data

More than 70 per cent of UK consumers want businesses to share data regarding the carbon footprint created in the making of their products...
Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely collapse “sparked by US expansion”

The collapse of fashion brand Orla Kiely was sparked by the retailer’s attempt to expand in the US, according to the latest administrators report. Kiely...
Arcadia Topshop

Sir Philip Green untangles Topshop and Topman logistics from Arcadia Group

Sir Philip Green is separating the logistics operations for Topshop and Topman from the rest of Arcadia Group’s fashion brands. Arcadia has opened a new...
Debenhams

Mike Ashley tells MPs to investigate collapse of Debenhams

Mike Ashley has stepped up his campaign for an investigation into the collapse of Debenhams, claiming MPs are more interested in their own PR...
Gieves & Hawkes

Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes returns to profitability

Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes, whose suits are popular with Prince Harry, on Wednesday said sales have slipped but it has returned to...
Brexit EU Walpole

UK tweaks tariffs amid no-deal Brexit countdown

The government has announced changes to British tariffs on lorries, bioethanol and clothing in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Revisions to the temporary tariff...
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham’s YouTube channel was reportedly “impossible to monetise” and is...

Victoria Beckham appears to have learned firsthand that vlogging is a cutthroat world, as the designer has reportedly decided to close her YouTube channel. The channel, which currently...
Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty sales lifted by high demand for bum-sculpting leggings

Upmarket sportswear retailer Sweaty Betty has said it is in good shape, despite falling into the red, as it cheered unstoppable demand for £95 “bum-sculpting”...
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer to offer “buy now, pay later” option online

Marks & Spencer is to offer a “buy now, pay later” option to online shoppers as part of a plan to modernise its struggling...