Slump in footfall across the UKSubscription
Total UK footfall fell by 1.4% year on year for the week to 17 August, which Springboard blamed on poor weather.
Asos asks suppliers for discountSubscription
Asos is asking suppliers for a 3% discount on all invoices for stock received from 1 September onwards, to continue to “fuel joint growth” at the business.
Monsoon CEO exitsSubscription
Monsoon Accessorize CEO Paul Allen has decided to leave the business.
'Terminal' HoF extends administration periodSubscription
House of Fraser has extended its administration for a further 12 months, just weeks after owner Sports Direct Group branded problems at the department store as “nothing short of terminal in nature”.
Empty shop conversion rates dropSubscription
The number of properties converted from retail to residential has dropped 17% year on year to just 376 in 2018/19.
Arcadia close to deal with US landlordsSubscription
Sir Philip Green is reported to be close to a resolution of the legal challenges brought against his Arcadia Group’s company voluntary arrangement by two US American landlords.
Zalando in delivery tie-up with AdidasSubscription
Zalando is trialling a third-party fulfilment service with Adidas for orders placed directly through the sportswear giant’s website.
This week's need-to-know people movesSubscription
Moss Bros, Superdry and Harvey Nichols have all announced senior changes this week.
Fashion sales continue to rise Subscription
Like-for-like fashion sales recorded “strong” growth of 9.3% year on year last week, marking the 13th week of positive results for the sector.
First look: Ganni opens debut London storeSubscription
Danish womenswear brand Ganni opened the doors to its first UK store today (16 August) in London’s Soho.
Sales at womenswear etailer Nobody’s Child were up 78% year on year for the month of July, as CEO John Allen’s new strategy began to take hold.
#LoveNotLandfill calls for industry supportSubscription
Sustainable fashion campaign #LoveNotLandfill is asking businesses for monetary support to help it continue its awareness-raising work in London.
Sports Direct shutters Jack Wills storesSubscription
Sports Direct has closed eight Jack Wills stores, and more are closures likely if it cannot achieve lower rents across the remaining portfolio.
Alibaba exceeds expectationsSubscription
Revenues were up 42% to $16.7bn (£13.8bn) at Alibaba for the three months to June 20, reassuring retailers that Chinese consumers are still spending despite the country’s slowing economic growth.
Ted Baker is set to expand its childrenswear offering after signing up Next as its new global childrenswear licence partner.
New Look launches vegan rangeSubscription
High street chain New Look has become the first high street brand to register products with The Vegan Society.
Gola launches vegan footwear lineSubscription
British footwear brand Gola is unveiling its first dedicated vegan range this autumn.
London Fashion Week public-facing shows revealed Subscription
The British Fashion Council has announced that House of Holland and Self-Portrait will have public-facing shows at London Fashion Week in September.
UK department stores reported their first increase in sales this year last month as they rose 1.6% compared with June.
Forever Unique launches plus sizeSubscription
Womenswear brand Forever Unique has launched its first plus-size collection.