In the same week as Mothercare threw in the towel with its UK stores, rival mother and baby products chain Mamas & Papas has opted for a pre-pack administration with its existing owner back in control.
The footwear company announced a slight increase in its third-quarter revenues on Thursday, thanks to strong growth at its Merrell, Sperry and Saucony brands, but continued to see declines in its bottom line.
Superdry sales may have fallen again in the first half, but the company seems to be on the right track, and full-price is becoming a bigger part of the mix as the firm works towards its new future vision.
Clarks is continuing to struggle with the company’s 2018/19 results release showing that UK and Irish sales fell by as much as £36.7m to £561.1m in the year to February, while Europe and US shop sales were also weak.
The need to match rivals' prices is continuing to impact John Lewis with the company still being forced into discounts. And it doesn't play along, its sales are going into reverse as could be seen in its latest week.
Footwear chain Schuh has launched a Sell Your Soles initiative in a deal with Recyclatex. It encourages customers to recycle unwanted shoes, no matter where they’re from, as long as they’re in a wearable condition.
Primark continues to expand and is preparing to enter Poland as new selling space helps drive its sales and profits ever higher. But like-for-like sales growth is hard to come by in current conditions.