Shop Direct has released good full-year results on one level, but not so impressive on another. Its Very operation has outperformed, but Littlewoods has struggled and the group as a whole remains loss-making.
The French label is focusing on accessories and is working to transform its customer relationship approach by taking a close interest in its followers, as CEO Massimo Piombini explained at a symposium in Milan.
As influencers continue to make a major impact on fashion and beauty, influencer marketing agency InfluBase has released a study of the UK's most influential mothers on social media with Louise Pentland at number one
Charity initiatives aiming to get consumers buying secondhand rather than new may have hurt e-fashion sales last month, a new report shows, but a final resolution to Brexit might release some pent-up demand.
The alternative digital tech trade event created six years ago wants to expand outside France by acquiring local event organisers in Europe, targeting Spain and Italy, as well as the UK, Canada and the USA.
Sports Direct's latest acquisition is a retail park in Hertfordshire that it bought for a third of the price paid by its previous owners. The company said it's planning to transform it into an aspirational destination.
Inditex’s Zara has seen its UK profits falling even though sales there have continued to rise. Full-year 2018/19 sales rose around 10% to £772.5m, but profits were halved as selling and distribution costs rose 7%.
Monsoon Accessorize is facing a potential existential threat, new accounts have shown. It may have managed to push through a CVA this summer with no store closures, but the new documents show it's not in the clear yet.
Bonmarché went into administration as the week ended, with tougher-than-ever trading conditions making a turnaround unlikely. Nearly 2,900 jobs are at risk but its 318 stores will stay open while a buyer is sought.
Crystal specialist Swarovski has chosen Milan and Italy as the first venue of its new Crystal Studio retail format, based on interactivity and digital tech, which will be replicated with various adaptations worldwide.