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UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
M&S spring style campaign puts bigger focus on men's and kidswear
M&S has unveiled its spring style marketing campaign and it’s interesting that the company said the campaign “has an upweighted focus on kids and menswear".
Walmart laying off hundreds of U.S. workers at five e-commerce fulfillment centers
Hundreds of workers at five U.S. Walmart facilities that fulfill e-commerce orders are being asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters.
Flax: a key study to establish the sector's priority issues
The Alliance for European Flax and Hemp unveiled, on March 21 at the Petit Palais in Paris, a key study in the sector's expansion strategy, from the reliability of crops to exchanges with brands and designers.
eBay promotes Williams to top UK role
Digital marketplace eBay has promoted its UK chief marketing officer Eve Williams to become vice-president and general manager of eBay UK. She replaces Murray Lambell, who held the post since 2020.
Praise and criticism for European Commission's greenwashing directive
The European Commission’s latest proposals on tackling greenwashing have been welcomed, but also criticised for not pursuing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) or any other standard methodology.
H&M x Mugler: First look at May collab
H&M has shared more details of its Mugler collab that will be launching in May with the company, calling it a "landmark partnership" via a collection helmed by Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader.
Puig annual revenues up 40% in 2022 to €3.6 billion
Annual revenues at Puig, the diversified Spanish fragrance, beauty and fashion group grew by a whopping 40% in 2022 to €3.620 billion, as the company accelerated out of the pandemic.
Joe Browns announces plans for 10 new stores
Joe Browns is to open 10 stores across the UK by the end of 2024 a big expansion from its current two stores. And it will dip its toe in the water of franchising with an additional location to open soon in Cumbria.
Royal College of Art gets top global art and design accolade for ninth year running
When it comes to long-standing accolades, The Royal College of Art (RCA) can have few rivals. The London institution has been ranked No 1 university for art & design internationally for the ninth consecutive year.
Unique Boohoo pop-up store set to open in London
It’s described as a unique, one-off retail experience. Online fashion retailer Boohoo is set to (briefly) open a London pop-up store at 6-10 Great Portland Street across 25-26 March.
H&M to open experiential store at centre: mk
H&M has upsized and relocated in Milton Keynes to centre:mk, the town’s increasingly successful mall. And the new store will be special, according to the fashion retailer.
New Look confirms plan to cut HQ jobs
New Look is continuing its rationalisation programme with news of head office redundancies and the fashion retailer citing its repositioning to a more balanced omnichannel platform.
Trussardi: Designers Serhat Isik and Benjamin A. Huseby leave the creative direction
Serhat Isik and Benjamin Alexander Huseby, who have been in charge of the creative direction for the past two years, are said to have left the Italian company, which is currently undergoing a safeguard procedure.
Mango launches its Kids Lab concept in its world's best-selling children's shop
The Paseo de Gracia shop in Barcelona features a football table and a children's play area, a world first for the brand. Its ground floor is dedicated to baby and newborn products.
UK inflation rises as womenswear prices jump
UK inflation has risen again, a sign that we’re not out of the woods yet and consumer activity is still being hurt by surging prices with fashion prices rising faster than they've done in over a decade.