Tag : multiples
JD Sports poised to join FTSE 100Subscription
JD Sports Fashion is expected to make its debut on the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE 100) this week, as its market capitalisation reaches almost £6bn.
Retailers and suppliers have said price rises are likely in the event of a no-deal Brexit, as uncertainty about the UK’s trading relationships with the European Union and the rest of the world continued this week.
M&S introduces on-the-go phone chargingSubscription
Marks & Spencer has joined forces with a tech start-up to offer customers the ability to rent phone-charging power banks in selected London stores.
The fashion industry has called for the government “to start listening” to businesses after prime minister Theresa May announced she will consult companies further as part of her Brexit “Plan B”’.
As high street store sales decline, brands are turning to online concessions to get their product in front of consumers
Fashion industry leaders' predictions for 2019Subscription
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
Multiples braced for cautious Christmas Subscription
High street retailers are expecting Christmas trade to be worse than last year as a mood of “doom and gloom”, and economic uncertainty prevail.
Footfall across the UK fell 3.2% year on year in November – a swing from last year’s growth of 0.2% – as Black Friday increasingly becomes an online event.
Indies hold their nerve on Black Friday Subscription
Independent retailers are shunning Black Friday despite rising pressure from consumers to offer discounts.
Hobbs heads for Hong KongSubscription
Hobbs will cut the ribbon on its first store in Hong Kong in December, entering its seventh new international market this year.
Suppliers squeezed by struggling multiplesSubscription
Suppliers are being put under increasing pressure by multiples as they cut volumes, impose extended payment terms and even cancel orders.
Spring sales stutter in face of consumer cautionSubscription
Tough trading has continued on the high street as shoppers are yet to embrace new-season spring collections, retail bosses said this week.
Comment: Squeezing suppliers is short-termistSubscription
Arcadia Group’s latest demand for a discount from its suppliers
We asked shoppers on Oxford Street how they feel about discounting on the high street before and after Christmas.
For Peter Williams, who set up Jack Wills when he was just 24, there is only one thing you need to succeed – the right attitude.
The sale of Hobbs to Phase Eight and Whistles owner TFG London provides a glimmer of light on an otherwise gloomy high street in the run-up to Christmas.
McGeorge returns to New Look as profits slumpSubscription
New Look has confirmed the appointment of Alistair McGeorge to his former position as executive chairman, as it reports a steep fall in profits for the first half of the financial year.
Why fashion needs an orderly BrexitSubscription
As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry.
Oxford Street transformation plans publishedSubscription
A public consultation has been launched over plans to transform London’s Oxford Street and its surroundings into a largely traffic-free public space.
GDPR: are you ready for data D-Day?Subscription
With seven months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, retailers are starting to make preparations for an information sea change