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Mamas & Papas

Mamas & Papas takes baby steps to company sale

Mamas & Papas has hired advisers to explore a sale of the nursery and baby accessories chain as the high street downturn takes its...
Ted Baker

Ted Baker bosses hit the road to court fund managers

Ted Baker investors are on alert for a cash call as the struggling retailer’s bosses hit the road to court fund managers. Chief executive Lindsay...
Monsoon Accessorize

British Land drops bid to derail Monsoon rent cuts

British Land, one of the UK's biggest high street landlords, has abandoned a legal challenge that threatened to derail a rescue restructuring of Monsoon...
John Lewis

Chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield to wield axe at John Lewis Partnership...

The board of John Lewis is preparing a sweeping restructuring drive that aims to run the retail chain and Waitrose closer together, paving the...
E-commerce

One in five of us do it, but is “wardrobing” ever...

tep into your local post office during your lunch break and you will see them: queues of shoppers, packages in hand, waiting to return...
Fashion

Hi-tech, hyperlocal and 3D printed: a proposition for the future of...

The shameful human and environmental cost of fashion has been well documented. Clearly, the system is woefully broken, as the journalist Dana Thomas writes...
BRC UK retail sales

High Street: Five ways UK shopping has changed

|Hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting, or of stores losing money. Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group, which includes...
Links of London

Vulture fund Hilco shops for Links of London chain

The vulture fund which presided over HMV's collapse into administration last year is plotting a rescue bid for Links of London, one of Britain's...
Uniqlo 311 Oxford Street

Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai wants a female successor

The billionaire founder of Japan’s Uniqlo has said a woman should take over running the clothing company. Tadashi Yanai, president of Asia’s largest retailer and...
Zara

Zara distances itself from Hong Kong protest controversy

Spanish fashion retailer Zara came out in support of China’s sovereignty over Hong Kong as it sought to distance itself from controversy over pro-democracy...
ASOS

Conquering world was too much, too soon for ASOS

ASOS co-founder Nick Robertson had a well-rehearsed welcome address for the conveyor belt of new recruits ditching their high street careers for a leap...
Victoria's Secret

From boom to bust: changing tastes and hefty costs leave Victoria’s...

When Rebecca Thomas bought her first bra as a teenager, she went to Marks & Spencer with her mum. “That’s just how it’s been. You...