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Menswear brand Natural Selection plans to open the first of a number of UK and international bricks-and-mortar stores in London on April 27.
Asos.com’s head of mobile has advised fellow retailers to “kill the keyboard” when designing apps, keep it simple and create beta communities to test with the most loyal customers.
Womenswear and furniture retailer Laura Ashley has reported that group sales increased by 3.1% to £303.6m and profit before tax increased by 14.6% to £23.5m for the year to January 31.
Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor and reporter Luke Todd discuss the news that former Harrods chief merchant Marigay McKee has left Saks Fifth Avenue after just 15 months as president. They also give an insight into this week’s coverage of Easter trading and a snapshot of the latest story involving sportswear retailer USC.
A fourth quarter dip in like-for-like sales won’t stop Bonmarché’s full year profit “sitting squarely” within analysts expectations of £12.2m to £12.6m, representing a 10% year-on-year growth, chief financial officer Stephen Alldridge told Drapers.
Showcased at Internet World, Pay with a Tweet – “the world’s first social payment system” – lets shoppers buy goods or secure discounts by clicking a link on retailers’ websites, which directs them to platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share or like the item.
Marks & Spencer has appointed Richard Solomons, the chief executive of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), to its board as a non-executive director.
British menswear brand Hackett is to open its second standalone store outside of London at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
Debenhams has appointed retail expert Terry Duddy as a non-executive director.
Fashion sales at John Lewis increased by 22.6% during the week to April 4 compared to the same week in 2014, driven by strong performances in both menswear and sportswear.
Duffle coat brand Gloverall has appointed “turnaround management” expert and former Lyle and Scott managing director Derrick Campbell as its new chief executive, effective immediately.
Value women’s and menswear retailer Bonmarché has posted a 4% rise in like-for-like retail sales for the full year to March 28, despite like-for-likes dropping by 4.7% in the fourth quarter, which the retailer attributed to the hangover from an unseasonably mild autumn.
Former Michael Kors global creative director Andrea Linett has taken on a new role as board advisor to fashion ecommerce site Styloko.
Trend forecasting agency WGSN has rebranded its subscription-based HomeBuildLife lifestyle and interiors section, which can be used by fashion retailers to plan their store design.
Almost half of UK consumers who own a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet will use cashless payment apps to shop over the next year, according to a report by banking and financial services firm ING.
British shirtmaker Thomas Pink is working with the British Olympic Association to produce a licensed Team GB formalwear collection.
H&M will roll out its Fair Wage Method to all strategic suppliers by 2018 at the latest, having trialled it with three factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia last year.
Around 50 former USC warehouse workers are taking the administrators of the bust young fashion chain to an employment tribunal.
Mulberry has said its profit before exceptional items will be “slightly ahead” of market expectations for the year to March 31, despite a 9.2% fall in sales to £148m.
Matalan has launched a TV campaign that champions UK families, to mark its 30th anniversary.