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Tesco's F&F

Former Tesco boss to be questioned by fraud office

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.

Pep&Co

Pep&Co owner mulls international roll out

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.

A Suit That Fits

A Suit That Fits exceeds crowdfunding target

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.

New Era

New Era to open flagship on London’s Carnaby Street

US sportswear brand New Era will open a UK flagship on London’s Carnaby Street later this year.

Jack Wills

Timeline: The last decade for Jack Wills

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.

Sainsbury’s shop staff to get 4% pay rise

Sainsbury’s is to give its 137,000 shop floor staff a 4% pay rise from next week.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch sales beat expectations

Struggling US young fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter.

The Original Factory Shop in Aylesbury

Fashion focus pays off for The Original Factory Shop

Profits soared at The Original Factory Shop for the year to March 31, as the discount department store chain continues its focus on fashion.

Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP expands by 50% for September edition

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.

Contactless payment

Contactless spend triples as £30 limit approaches

The amount spent using contactless payments climbed 150% in the past year, while the number of transactions rose 134%, according to Barclaycard.

High Street

Bank holiday footfall to jump 4.7%

UK retailers are set to enjoy a 4.7% boost in footfall over the bank holiday weekend (August 29-31) with high streets, shopping centres and retail parks all expected to benefit.

Cos

First look: Cos reopens in Regent Street

Cos has reopened its Regent Street flagship after two months of refurbishment.

Shopa

Ecommerce site Shopa ceases trading

London-based ecommerce solutions business Shopa has ceased trading just six months after raising $11m (£7m) in funding.

Ecco Windsor

Ecco’s Bromley store kickstarts UK expansion

Danish footwear brand Ecco has confirmed it will open 25 more UK stores by the end of 2017, as it prepares to open its 42nd store in Bromley.

Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

Bangladesh court bans film about factory collapse

A film about a garment worker saved from the rubble after the Rana Plaza factory collapse has been banned for six months by Bangladesh’s high court.

John Lewis

Warm weather hits sales at John Lewis

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.

BHS new logo

BHS unveils new logo as it continues refinancing talks

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.

Michael Kors Collection store Sloane Street London

Michael Kors to open at Gunwharf Quays

Michael Kors is set to open its fourth UK outlet store at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth next month.

‘A Hunter Highland Fling’ campaign

Video: Hunter launches ‘A Hunter Highland Fling’ campaign

Hunter has launched its autumn 15 campaign with a video entitled A Hunter Highland Fling.

Jack Wills founder Peter Williams

Jack Wills founder resumes role as chief executive

Jack Wills’ founder and majority shareholder Peter Williams will resume his role as chief executive two years after he stepped aside.

Jack Wills

Jack Wills founder on returning to the helm

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.

Glasgow high street

Business rates overhaul proposed ahead of Scottish election

The Scottish Retail Consortium has published the first in a series of policy papers setting out its recommendations for overhauling the business rates system.

Very.co.uk passes Google's mobile friendly test

Growth in mobile sales 'may have reached plateau'

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.

Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone to receive Tory peerage

Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE is to become a member of the House of Lords alongside 45 new peers announced by Downing Street.

Annette Worsley-Taylor

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

Annette Worsley-Taylor, one of the founders of the British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week, has died aged 71.

Missguided

Missguided to launch lingerie, petite, tall and premium

Fast fashion etailer Missguided is launching a range of category extensions for autumn 15, including its first lingerie and nightwear collection and a premium sub-brand called Peace & Love.

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Hoopers suffers flood damage in Tunbridge Wells

Hoopers department store and several fashion independents in Tunbridge Wells are counting the cost of floods, which hit the town in Kent on Monday night.

Joules autumn 15

Joules to open at Centre:MK

Lifestyle brand and retailer Joules has set to open a new 4,580 sq ft store at Centre:MK in Milton Keynes before the end of the year.

Zalando

Zalando to launch Share Your Style campaign

German fashion etailer Zalando is to launch a new digital sharing campaign for autumn 15 in the UK and its other European markets on August 30.

Frank Wright

Frank Wright rebrands to reflect 130-year heritage

Men’s footwear brand Frank Wright is rebranding for spring 16 to better reflect its heritage.

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