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Shoe Zone has warned that the mild weather during the autumn slowed revenues for the six months ended April 4.
Primark has reported that like-for-like sales were level with last year for the 24 weeks ending February 28, after being hit by the unseasonably warm weather in Europe during the autumn and the impact of opening new stores in the Netherlands and Germany on existing stores in the region.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has made a bid to woo businesses and workers with the party’s 2015 general election manifesto.
Google is about to embark on a major change to its search function, with the internet giant set to prioritise websites that have been optimised for mobiles.
Footwear business Hotter, womenswear retailer Phase Eight and maternity retailer Seraphine have all won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Italian fashion group Benetton has contributed a further $1.1m (£736,000) to the Rana Plaza Trust Fund.
Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre is seeking high street and premium retailers to move in ahead of its reopening in autumn 2017.
Michael Kors will open a store on London’s Sloane Street at the end of the month.
Etailer The Hut Group has reported a 39% rise in group sales to £244m for the year to December 31, as EBITDA rocketed 50% to £22.6m.
Pep&Co, the new value chain from former Asda boss Andy Bond and former Tu boss Adrian Mountford, is to create 500 new jobs across England, Wales and Scotland at the end of August.
Swedish organic denim brand Nudie Jeans has opened a new store in Shoreditch, London.
Bicester Village will gain 28 more shops and extra parking bays, after plans to demolish a nearby Tesco and petrol station were given the green light.
Plus-size womenswear brand Elvi is setting up a wholesale website, as it targets a mix of multiple and independent stockists for autumn 15.
Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance
Old-fashioned customer service and a modern buying approach helped Lauren Ferguson’s Sisters Boutique in Falkirk scoop a Drapers Award
The new man at the helm of House of Fraser tells us about its imminent launch into China
Ann-Sofie Johansson has risen from shop assistant to design boss at H&M, picking up some luxury friends along the way