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.
Luxury department store Harrods is riding high despite a profits slip as its sales continue to rise. But its boss Michael Ward has warned that a possible Jeremy Corbyn-led government could dent turnover.
Dickson Concepts has reopened one of its two Harvey Nichols department stores in Hong Kong with the store in Pacific Place shopping centre in Admiralty opening after a three-month HK$250 million (£25m/€29m) makeover.
Upscale UK department stores are continuing their drives to attract more niche and exclusive brands and with that in mind, American beauty brand Mother Dirt is launching at Harvey Nichols stores today (August 1).
The American womenswear retail group announced on Thursday that it has implemented a new, more streamlined organizational structure, revealing a string of leadership appointments associated with the move.
Harvey Nichols’ heavy investment in its Knightsbridge flagship in London seems to have paid off at the upscale fashion-focused department store, even in a period that’s been hugely challenging for UK fashion retail.