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UK chain Animal moves to a new store in Torquay

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:59
Animal, the UK action sports lifestyle brand has opened a new 2,493 sq ft store in Torquay.

Supergroup hires ex-Asda man as ecommerce boss

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:42
SuperGroup - parent of fashion brand SuperDry - has appointed former Asda customer director Jon Wragg as its new ecommerce chief, replacing Chris Griffin.

Mulberry entry prices to drop £100 per bag

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:15
Mulberry entry-level handbags will have retail prices lowered by around £100 from June onwards, as the interim executive chairman looks to return the business to growth.

Burberry results rise again as Ahrendts bows out

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:14
Burberry’s last financial year under chief executive Angela Ahrendts has seen more growth, underpinned by double-digit sales increases in Asia-Pacific reported for its second half last week.

Easter break boosts sales at John Lewis

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:09
The first week of the Easter break has bolstered sales at John Lewis, with revenues up 13% year-on-year.

Ex-JJB Sports boss David Jones accused of forging bank statement to hide loan

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:09
The former executive chairman of JJB Sports Sir David Jones forged a bank statement to hide a loan of £1.5m, Leeds Crown Court has heard.

Mulberry warns on longer term profits as it starts pricing review

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:04
Mulberry will introduce lower price points after issuing another profit warning this morning - and said profits could be dampened in the medium term “while brand momentum rebuilds”.

Fitbay.com aims to reduce online returns for retailers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:32
Scandinavian start-up Fitbay.com is creating a social network that aims to reduce online returns for retailers by “finding clothes that fit.”

Simon Williamson promoted at Value Retail

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:17
Designer outlet group Value Retail has promoted Simon Williamson to group retail director at the company.

UK shapewear brand Fit Britches launches in US

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:08
Bradford-based fitness and shapewear brand Fit Britches is crowd funding in the US in order to raise the $75,000 (£44,800) needed to bring its manufacturing back to the UK.

Irish retailers remain cautious about recovery prospects

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:00
Green shoots of recovery are sprouting in Ireland, but retailers warn that the improvement is fragile and tax increases may hinder further growth.

Belstaff to tempt back indies ahead of HQ relocation

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:00
Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.   

One Small Step One Giant Leap founder exits the company

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 07:00
The founder of kids’ footwear mini-chain One Small Step One Giant Leap Nick Schwefel has left the business as the parent company puts expansion plans on hold.

Footfall up as shoppers return to the high street

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:01
Shoppers returned to the high street in droves last month, with footfall up 1.8% on March 2013, reversing the decline seen in February, according to Springboard/BRC data.

Duchamp shakes up top team with two hires

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:02
Menswear brand Duchamp has appointed Gianni Colarossi as creative director and ex-Harrods buyer Binoy Shah as its new head of buying.

Triumph moves distribution centre to France

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:02
Lingerie firm Triumph has announced that it will shift its distribution services from Swindon to its own distribution centre in Obernai, France this June, in a move that could affect up to 70 jobs.

Levi’s appoints Walmart executive Marc Rosen as ecommerce boss

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:08
Levi’s has appointed ex-Walmart ecommerce head Marc Rosen to lead its ecommerce business.

Canada Goose opens first UK sales office

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:47
Canadian outerwear brand Canada Goose is opening its first UK sales office, just off London’s Oxford Street.

Liquidators called in to David Casey chain Author Shoes

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:31
Premium footwear chain Author Shoes, owned by David Casey, the co-founder and former owner of Office, has gone into liquidation owing £3.5m.

Tesco clothing rockets online but group profits slip

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:55
Tesco’s clothing range F&F has performed strongly online, with sales up nearly 60% in 2013/14, as the supermarket reports annual profits down 6%.