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John Lewis

Struggling John Lewis will no longer give out weekly sales figures

The owner of struggling John Lewis and Waitrose will stop publishing weekly updates on how many goods it has sold as it inches closer to...
Beales

Beales auditor faces scrutiny after collapse of department store chain

The firm responsible for auditing Beales department store’s financial accounts is expected to face scrutiny after it emerged that the retailer collapsed just over...
A Bathing Ape

Fashion firm A Bathing Ape to open European flagship store in...

Japanese streetwear fashion label A Bathing Ape, known as Bape, will invest in opening a new European flagship store in Mayfair this year. The Evening...
Allbirds

Footballer who became a champion of sustainable chic

After his playing career was cut short, Tim Brown built a $1 billion business by making trainers that are the opposite of flash. A...

Struggling retail sector sheds thousands of jobs

About 57,000 retail workers lost their jobs last year, according to an assessment that underscores the problems on Britain’s high streets. Only a fortnight after...
Bethany Williams

London designer Bethany Williams has created a menswear collection to help...

An award-winning fashion designer has created a menswear collection for charity, saying she “had to do whatever I could to help” homeless women and...
anya hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch bags half her fashion business back

British designer Anya Hindmarch has regained a joint ownership of the fashion business which bears her name after returning to lead a turnaround. Companies House...
Reiss

High street star Reiss prepares to try on new owner

The high street fashion chain Reiss is being groomed for a sale after a long period of outperformance in an industry devastated by shop...
Retail CVAs

Retail CVAs decline as landlords push back against plans

The number of retailers using company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) to rescue their businesses slumped last year due to backlash from landlords, as administrations spiked...
Ted Baker

Ted Baker lenders call for help at ailing retail chain

Lenders to Ted Baker, the struggling retailer which has been beset by financial and boardroom turmoil, have drafted in advisers to undertake an urgent...
H&M

H&M checks for links to Chinese prison after Tesco Christmas card...

A second high street giant has investigated whether its products were made in a Chinese jail, it emerged yesterday. The claim arose as a former...
Debenhams

Debenhams sparks fears as it seeks fresh rent cuts

Debenhams has spooked landlords by seeking fresh rent cuts just seven months after they were slashed in a restructuring, raising fears over its survival...