Tag : Christmas 2015
The best independent Christmas windows Subscription
Drapers brings together the best festive windows from independent stores across the UK this Christmas.
Christmas might be nine months away and consumers will be looking forward to long summer days before they think of cold winter nights. But for retailers, Christmas must come early as they prepare for the peak season. While the sun shines, behind the scenes they should thinking about tinsel and trees.
Clothing sales rally in JanuarySubscription
A combination of cold weather and January sales delivered a 5% uplift in clothing sales during January, the latest figures show.
Weathering the perfect retail storm Subscription
Experts warn that 2016 could see a higher-than-usual rate of retail insolvencies, following a perfect storm of warm autumn weather and unprecedented discounting.
Retailers clamp down on discounting for 2016Subscription
Retailers have tightened up their discounting strategies for 2016 after a tough year and an unprecedented level of promotions.
Indies welcome a touch of frostSubscription
Independent fashion retailers have welcomed this week’s cold snap, relieved to be able to clear outerwear left unsold following the exceptionally mild weather in December.
The creation of town centre ”investment zones” is the latest plan to transform ailing high streets, as data shows footfall slumped again in December.
As the buying season kicks off for autumn 16, retailers including Debenhams and Fat Face have revealed they will continue to cut back on orders for heavy knitwear and outerwear to reduce discounting pre and post Christmas.
John Lewis readies for cold snap as sales riseSubscription
Fashion continues to deliver a strong set of results for John Lewis, which has reported sales of £99.5m for the week to January 9, up 15.6% year on year.
Bonmarché sales up 3% but stores struggleSubscription
Value womenswear retailer Bonmarché continued to struggle with sales across its 310 stores in the 13 weeks to December 26, with like-for-likes down 1.3%