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Government scraps plans to tighten business rates appeal process

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:08
The government has abandoned plans to make the business rates appeal process tougher, after the industry urged ministers to press forward with a more in-depth review of the tax instead.

Three senior executives depart Hackett

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:30
Hackett’s ecommerce director Kristine Kirby and her counterparts in the retail and wholesale divisions are understood to have left the menswear brand.

Cos to open in London’s One New Change

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:22
Premium retailer Cos is opening a new store within London’s One New Change shopping centre in St Paul’s this autumn.

Online marketplace Little Black Dress unveils own range

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:05
Little Black Dress (LBD), the affiliate marketplace site selling party dresses, will launch its own collection for autumn 14 following a revamp of its website, and if this proves successful it could look to open concessions.

O2 designer outlet will forge ahead despite developer setback

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:04
Plans to develop a designer outlet village at London’s O2 Arena will go ahead, despite the proposed developer having pulled out of the scheme.

Price and service will define Mothercare's future, says industry

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:04
Mothercare must “compete with John Lewis on service and Amazon on price” if its rejection of three takeover bids by US business Destination Maternity is to be proved right, analysts have said.

East to stock third-party brands as it pushes boho identity

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:00
East is to begin hosting third-party clothing brands next year and may reposition itself as a lifestyle retailer, Drapers has learned.

Hobbs undergoes restructure and pushes US expansion plans

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:53
Hobbs is to restructure and make further moves into the US after a business review carried out by private equity owners 3i.

Adidas issues profit warning amid Russia fears

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:49
Adidas is to cut back on its growth plans across Russia and close some existing stores, blaming the increased uncertainty in the country for falling income.

John Lewis first-half fashion sales jump 9.1%

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:36
John Lewis has revealed a healthy 9.1% boost in its fashion sales for the first half of 2014, ahead of the release of its full sales figures in early September.

Agent Provocateur readies for £200m sale

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:23
Agent Provocateur’s owner 3i is considering a sale of the premium British lingerie brand for an estimated £200m.

Ted Baker relaunches US ecommerce site

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:14
Ted Baker is to release a refreshed version of its US ecommerce site today (August 1).

Jacket Required: British buyers descend for final day but remain “cautious”

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:12
Exhibitors noted a strong turnout from UK buyers on the second day of Jacket Required, but the retailers remained “cautious” with demand shifting from heritage looks to sportswear-led trends.

Internaçionale trademark and customer database to be sold

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:59
Value fashion chain Internaçionale’s intellectual property assets, including its trademark, customer database and website content, have been put up for sale.

Hugo Boss group sales up 8% but wholesale revenue falls

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:45
Hugo Boss has reported an 8% rise in group sales to €559m (£443.1m) for the second quarter of 2014, but wholesale revenue slipped 6% year-on-year.

Thomas Pink wins trademark dispute against Victoria's Secret

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:49
British shirtmaker Thomas Pink has won a trademark dispute against Victoria’s Secret over the use of the word “pink” for the lingerie giant’s sub-brand in the UK.

Banana Republic recruits franchise expert to drive global expansion

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:34
US fashion retailer Banana Republic has poached Karen Millen’s Jenay Hassani to head up its franchise operations across the Middle East and North Africa, after Drapers revealed the Gap-owned retailer’s plans for a major expansion in the region.

Tesco's F&F loses two department heads

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:37
Tesco fashion label F&F’s head of buying for brands and concessions and its head of buying for accessories and footwear have left the business.

Jacket Required grows international appeal

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:36
Jacket Required is attracting an increasingly international following as buyers from across the globe descended on London’s Truman Brewery in east London this week for the premium menswear show.

Sainsbury’s Tu brings menswear and kidswear design under one head

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:34
Sainsbury’s Tu fashion label is bringing design for menswear and kidswear under one boss, following the departure of its head menswear designer Richard Bakare.