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Conlumino’s owner to buy rival retail consultancy Verdict

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 17:24
Progressive Digital Media Group, the owner of Conlumino, has signed a deal to acquire Verdict, Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer and MarketLine from Informa for £25m.

Former M&S director to open Fenwick pop-up

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:51
Former Marks & Spencer director of womenswear Kim Winser will open a pop-up shop for her online fashion business Winser London in Fenwick’s Bond Street branch next week.

Yodel drafts in help to cope with Black Friday demand

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:46
Parcel carrier Yodel has appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of peak programme director and tasked him with strengthening its delivery services during busy times for online orders such as Black Friday and Christmas.

Primark to open in Walsall

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:45
Primark will open a two-floor store at the Old Square shopping centre in Digbeth, Walsall, on August 6.

Boux Avenue to make central London debut on Oxford Street

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:33
Boux Avenue is understood to be close to signing a deal to open its first central London store on Oxford Street.

Crew Clothing invests in online but slips into the red

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:24
Crew Clothing’s sales increased by 12% to £59.2m but it made a loss of £106,828 for the year to October 26, 2014, compared to a profit of £30,304 during the previous year.

Wet weather dampens footfall

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:48
Footfall across the UK dropped 2.5% year on year last week as the wet weather discouraged shoppers from visiting bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Amazon named UK’s favourite retailer as it plots drive-through shop

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:39
Amazon has been voted the UK’s favourite retailer by advertising group Havas as the firm plots to open its first standalone drive-through shop in California.

MySale appoints The Hut Group director as non-executive chairman

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:37
Australian flash Sales site MySale has appointed The Hut Group’s Iain McDonald as non-executive chairman.

Tesco abandons 62 store developments

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:32
Tesco has abandoned 62 sites across the UK over the last five years, three times as many as the other three big supermarkets put together.

Sales expected to rise at Next despite catalogue slowdown

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:25
Next is expected to announce a 3.1% increase in total sales for its first half tomorrow (July 28), despite a slowdown in revenue from its Next Directory arm.

Radley teams up with Jonathan Saunders

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:27
Accessories brand Radley has collaborated with Jonathan Saunders to release a 16 piece handbag collection.

Skechers, DW Sports and Gap move into Belfast

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:57
Belfast city centre is experiencing a rejuvenation following a reduction in rates and new stores from Gap, DW Sports and Skechers are opening in Donegall Place.

Fashion Enter launches two womenswear brands

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:55
Not-for-profit organisation Fashion Enter will launch two womenswear brands next week called Belles of London and FCB Boutique.

Tempest Fashion falls into administration

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:11
Tempest Fashion trading as womenswear ‘Made in Britain’ label Tempest has fallen into administration.

Profits slip at property developer Hammerson

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:56
Property firm Hammerson has reported a 9.2% drop in profit before tax to £329.4m as it experienced a drop in relation to property revaluation gains.

Fashion sales lead the way at John Lewis

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:31
John Lewis reported a 10.5% jump in fashion sales for the week to July 18, the final week of clearance at the department store.

Amazon posts surprise return to profit

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:09
Amazon reported a 173% surge in net profits to $92m (£59m) for the three months to June 30 as sales also beat analysts’ predictions.

Clerys holds auction to sell IP rights

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:21
Defunct Dublin department store Clerys is holding an auction this afternoon (July 23) to sell the remaining stock and IP rights, including the name, of the retailer.

Q&A with Marcus Jones, high streets minister

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:03
Marcus Jones, high streets minister, talks to Drapers about parking, business rates and his priorities since taking over the role in May.