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Farfetch

Farfetch sinks as analysts warn it is “no Uber of luxury...

Shares in online luxury fashion platform Farfetch were hit after analysts poured doubt over the future of the business and claimed it is "no Uber...
Andy Murray Castore

Andy Murray launches his first sportswear range … and it’s all...

Since his retirement announcement in January, tennis and sports-lovers alike have been waiting with baited breath to see where Andy Murray would go next. After...
Superdry Julian Dunkerton

Interview: Superdry’s Julian Dunkerton – how the fashion boss aims to...

If you want to wind up Julian Dunkerton, ask him how his shops are doing. “We’re a brand, mate, not a retailer,” he deadpans,...
Clarks

“Significant stress” forces Clarks into store closures

Widening losses and a sharp fall in sales have prompted Clarks to warn that it is under “significant stress” and will make a “meaningful”...
Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger sales and profits step up

Upmarket footwear firm Kurt Geiger has defied High Street gloom and notched up sales and profit growth, new accounts show. The chain, which was founded...
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...