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Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.
Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.
Original Penguin has opened its first store in Glasgow within the Silverburn shopping centre.
Abercrombie & Fitch will open its first UK kidswear flagship at 3 Savile Row, London, on August 30.
Closet will launch its first standalone retail store via a pop-up shop in London as early as this autumn.
Premium handbag and accessories brand Radley is rolling out its British heritage store concept across all its locations, as it pushes further into international markets.
US lifestyle retailer Lands’ End made its full-price bricks-and-mortar debut in the UK this week, with five concessions in House of Fraser stores set to be trading across England by the end of September.
Burberry chief executive and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey has offloaded £5.2m of shares in the company, weeks after shareholders staged a revolt against his £27m pay package.
Pan-European womenswear business VeldhovenGroup will launch Dutch contemporary brand Dept in the UK next year.
Ugg Australia plans to drive UK growth by expanding its lifestyle categories including loungewear and accessories, while also bolstering its retail presence in Europe and the Middle East.
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Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.
After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.
Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.
Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.
Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.
Denham has chosen Berlin’s trendy new retail concept, The Blue Yard, for its first standalone German store.