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Menswear brand Natural Selection to embark on retail expansion

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:05
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 mobile head urges retailers to 'kill the keyboard' and keep apps simple

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:15
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.

Laura Ashley increases profits by 14%

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:09
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 Talks: Marigay McKee leaves Saks, Easter trading and USC

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:46
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.

Bonmarché expects full year profits to grow 10% despite Q4 dip

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:27
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.

Retailers investigate social payment and discounts

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:14
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 bolsters board with hotel group boss

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:02
Marks & Spencer has appointed Richard Solomons, the chief executive of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), to its board as a non-executive director.

Hackett to open in Bluewater

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00
British menswear brand Hackett is to open its second standalone store outside of London at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Debenhams appoints Terry Duddy as non-executive director

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:14
Debenhams has appointed retail expert Terry Duddy as a non-executive director.

John Lewis weekly fashion sales up 22.6%

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:12
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.

Gloverall appoints former Lyle and Scott boss as chief executive

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:06
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.

Warm autumn drags down Bonmarché's Q4 results

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:52
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 creative director joins Styloko

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:30
Former Michael Kors global creative director Andrea Linett has taken on a new role as board advisor to fashion ecommerce site Styloko.

WGSN rebrands interiors tool used by retailers

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:37
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.

Half of UK shoppers to use mobile payment apps this year

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:49
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.

Thomas Pink becomes official Team GB licensee

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:44
British shirtmaker Thomas Pink is working with the British Olympic Association to produce a licensed Team GB formalwear collection.

H&M to drive up wages across all main suppliers by 2018

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:28
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.

Former USC staff take administrators to tribunal

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:46
Around 50 former USC warehouse workers are taking the administrators of the bust young fashion chain to an employment tribunal.

Mulberry profit expectations improve despite fall in sales

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:27
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.

Video: Matalan launches Made for Modern Families TV campaign

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:24
Matalan has launched a TV campaign that champions UK families, to mark its 30th anniversary.