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Double-digit sales and profit growth rounds off Joules’ 25th year

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:00
“We’re not necessarily down with the kids but I’m fine with that,” says Tom Joule, founder of the British lifestyle business, as he confirms another year of double-digit sales and profit growth.

BHS unveils new logo as it continues refinancing talks

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:42
BHS has unveiled a new logo which spells out British Home Stores, as the department store continues its talks to secure additional debt facilities to fund its turnaround plan.

Timeline: The last decade for Jack Wills

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:10
Founded in 1999, the Jack Wills brand has come a long way since Peter Williams and Robert Shaw opened their first shop in Salcombe, Devon with an investment of just £40,000. As Peter Williams was this week reinstated as CEO after he stepped down from the role two years ago, Drapers looks back at the past decade for the preppy British retailer.

New Era to open flagship on London’s Carnaby Street

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:36
US sportswear brand New Era will open a UK flagship on London’s Carnaby Street later this year.

Michael Kors to open at Gunwharf Quays

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:04
Michael Kors is set to open its fourth UK outlet store at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth next month.

A Suit That Fits exceeds crowdfunding target

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:15
Online tailoring business A Suit That Fits has surpassed its crowdfunding target of £500,000 which it plans to use to create a nationwide network of 300 freelance suit fitters.

Video: Hunter launches ‘A Hunter Highland Fling’ campaign

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:54
Hunter has launched its autumn 15 campaign with a video entitled A Hunter Highland Fling.

Pep&Co owner mulls international roll out

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:28
South African billionaire Christo Wiese, owner of value chain Pep&Co, said he will roll out the business “aggressively” into international markets when the time is right.

Warm weather hits sales at John Lewis

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:23
John Lewis has reported a 5.9% drop in sales to £71.96m for the week to August 22, as warm weather last weekend kept shoppers away from the high street.

Former Tesco boss to be questioned by fraud office

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:22
Tesco’s ex-chief executive Phillip Clarke will be questioned by the Serious Fraud Office as part of its on-going investigation into the supermarket’s £263m accounting scandal.

Jack Wills founder on returning to the helm

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:57
Product will be at the heart of the Jack Wills brand going forwards and the retailer will explore opportunities in the UK and overseas, as well as continuing to expand its digital reach, founder and reinstated chief executive Peter Williams has said.

Michelle Mone to receive Tory peerage

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:49
Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE is to become a member of the House of Lords alongside 45 new peers announced by Downing Street.

Jack Wills founder resumes role as chief executive

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:58
Jack Wills’ founder and majority shareholder Peter Williams will resume his role as chief executive two years after he stepped aside.

Growth in mobile sales 'may have reached plateau'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:51
The proportion of online sales made through smartphones and tablets may have reached a plateau, research from online retail association IMRG and technology consultancy firm Capgemini has shown.

Business rates overhaul proposed ahead of Scottish election

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:46
The Scottish Retail Consortium has published the first in a series of policy papers setting out its recommendations for overhauling the business rates system.

Fashion focus pays off for The Original Factory Shop

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:43
Profits soared at The Original Factory Shop for the year to March 31, as the discount department store chain continues its focus on fashion.

Abercrombie & Fitch sales beat expectations

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:36
Struggling US young fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter.

Fashion SVP expands by 50% for September edition

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:32
Sourcing and production trade show Fashion SVP has announced that its fifth edition, on September 29 and 30, will have 50% more exhibitors than the 2014 event.

Sainsbury’s shop staff to get 4% pay rise

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:21
Sainsbury’s is to give its 137,000 shop floor staff a 4% pay rise from next week.

Obituary: London Fashion Week co-founder Annette Worsley-Taylor

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:43
Annette Worsley-Taylor, one of the founders of the British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week, has died aged 71.