Green shoots of recovery are sprouting in Ireland, but retailers warn that the improvement is fragile and tax increases may hinder further growth.
The founder of kids’ footwear mini-chain One Small Step One Giant Leap Nick Schwefel has left the business as the parent company puts expansion plans on hold.
Burberry Group sales rose 19% to nearly £1.3bn in the six months to March 31, as retail revenues climbed 13% to £928m.
Kidswear designer Rachel Riley has been deluged with shoppers trying to get their hands on the pair of dungarees worn by Prince George in his first media appearance last week.
Premium footwear chain Author Shoes, owned by David Casey, the co-founder and former owner of Office, has gone into liquidation owing £3.5m.
House of Fraser chairman Don McCarthy could leave the department store chain as early as July, depending on when the sale to Chinese group Sanpower’s Nanjing Cenbest subsidiary is completed.
Levi’s has appointed ex-Walmart ecommerce head Marc Rosen to lead its ecommerce business.
Lingerie firm Triumph has announced that it will shift its distribution services from Swindon to its own distribution centre in Obernai, France this June, in a move that could affect up to 70 jobs.
House of Fraser chairman Don McCarthy has confirmed he will step down as chairman once the business is sold to Chinese group Sanpower’s Nanjing Cenbest subsidiary.
Fashion and footwear were the top performing retail categories in March, according to data published by the British Retail Consortium/KPMG today.
Bonmarché is forging ahead with plans for a multichannel future as it trials new shopfits, more stores in garden centres and a revamp of its digital back office.
Footfall to high streets and retail parks rose last week, as the start of Easter school holidays drove shoppers to all retail locations across the UK.
Cornish kidswear brand Frugi has appointed Mulberry director Ian Scott as non-executive chairman.
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Matthew Williamson chief executive Niki Scordi is leaving the company six months after taking on the role, Drapers understands.
Shoppers returned to the high street in droves last month, with footfall up 1.8% on March 2013, reversing the decline seen in February, according to Springboard/BRC data.
Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.
JD Sports Fashion is considering new opportunities for growth in the coming year – both potential acquisitions and international expansion – as its outdoor arm breaks even and the turnaround of its fashion chain Bank continues.
Tesco’s clothing range F&F has performed strongly online, with sales up nearly 60% in 2013/14, as the supermarket reports annual profits down 6%.
Juicy Couture’s new distributor is looking to grow its retail presence across Europe by opening 10 stores in the next two years, with “one or two” earmarked for the UK.
Canadian outerwear brand Canada Goose is opening its first UK sales office, just off London’s Oxford Street.
Menswear brand Duchamp has appointed Gianni Colarossi as creative director and ex-Harrods buyer Binoy Shah as its new head of buying.
JD Sports Fashion has reported operating losses of £6.4m in its fashion arm for the year to February 1, compared to losses of £1.7m in 2013, as total revenues rose by 5.7% to £1.3bn.
Debenhams has said it will refocus its strategy around discounting, with fewer days on Sale, after group profits plummeted 24.5% to £85.2m in the first half of its financial year.
Sports Direct is among a dozen brands currently in talks with Debenhams to trial being stocked by the department store over the next few months.
London based jersey clothing and cotton manufacturer East End has raised £250,000 through a crowd-funding initiative as it expands to supply Asos for the first time.
The shortlist for the Drapers Retail Week PayPal Etail Awards 2014 has been unveiled with top retailers including Asos, Tesco and New Look all battling to prove themselves the best in the business.
Tailoring supplier Bagir Group, whose customers include the likes of Marks & Spencer and Arcadia, has been valued at just over £28m following its IPO on London’s Alternative Investment Market today.
Savile Row tailor Chester Barrie has opened its first ever pop-up eveningwear concession, in the Bond Street store of iconic department store Fenwick.
Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing is eyeing up British lifestyle retailer Cath Kidson as a possible acquisition.