Tag : Clarks
Clarks marks some stores for permanent closureSubscription
Footwear retailer Clarks has drawn up plans for the permanent closure of some of its stores and drafted in bankers to review its finances.
Clarks calls in advisers Subscription
Clarks has appointed management consultancy firm McKinsey & Co to help review the business.
Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 footwearSubscription
For the third part of Drapers’ autumn 19 Hit or Miss reviews, the team descended upon Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre to put footwear retailers to the test.
Clarks wins tribunal against Mike ShearwoodSubscription
Clarks has won an employment tribunal brought by former CEO Mike Shearwood, who had embarked on a legal battle against the footwear retailer.
Former CEO challenges Clarks in tribunalSubscription
Mike Shearwood, the former CEO of Clarks, has embarked on a legal battle against the company, claiming he was not given a chance to respond to misconduct claims.
Clarks seeks rent cutsSubscription
Clarks is the latest retailer to demand rent cuts from landlords, following a period of weak trading.
Clarks appoints new chairSubscription
Clarks has appointed former interim CEO Stella David as its new non-executive chair.
Clarks bolsters boardSubscription
Clarks has appointed three new non-executive directors to its board.
John Lewis & Partners has slipped in the rankings for Britain’s best retail workplace from first to eighth place.
Clarks appoints new CEOSubscription
Clarks has appointed former Geox chief executive Giorgio Presca as its new chief executive.
Clarks considers closure of UK factory Subscription
Clarks has announced its UK factory in Street, Somerset could close after failing to meet manufacturing and cost targets.
The employment merry-go-round continued to spin this year, as some of fashion retail’s biggest names headed for pastures new. Drapers looks back at the year’s most notable job changes.
Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription
As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, Drapers recaps the twists and turns in the retail industry over the past 12 months
Drapers’ Power 100 list of the people shaping the fashion retail industry today
Clarks should look to its heritage and bring footwear expertise back into the business following the departure of chief executive Mike Shearwood, industry experts have said.
This week we took the opportunity to celebrate the best that the footwear sector has to offer at the Drapers Footwear Awards. Held at Grosvenor House in London, the awards highlight achievements of footwear brands, businesses and individuals over the last 12 months.
Drapers Footwear Awards winners 2018 revealedSubscription
Dr Martens, Skechers and Ted Baker all scored double wins at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2018.
Clarks chief executive Mike Shearwood said today he was bullish about future growth at the footwear retailer, even though it has plunged into the red.
The BRC has launched an action plan to advance sustainability, development and equality in the retail sector.
Lance Clark, of Clarks footwear, dies aged 81Subscription
Lance Clark, part of the Clarks family shoe business, died on Tuesday 27 February, at the age of 81.
First Clarks Originals store opens in LondonSubscription
Clarks has opened the first standalone store for its Originals sub-brand, in London’s Soho.
The biggest moments of 2017VideoSubscription
As another tumultuous year draws to a close, Drapers takes a look back at the biggest stories of the 2017.
Position last year: 96
High Street Hit or Miss: footwear autumn 17Subscription
Continuing our series of Hit or Miss reports, the Drapers mystery shoppers put the footwear stores at Essex’s Intu Lakeside shopping centre to the test
Clarks has appointed leaders for its European and Asia-Pacific operations, and made new appointments to its board.
UK clothing manufacturing has had a turbulent history over the last 50 or so years, but more recently it has shown a hint of a renaissance. This was solidified further by the announcement this week that Clarks is to create a manufacturing arm in Somerset.
Clarks resumes volume manufacturing in the UKSubscription
Clarks is creating a new manufacturing arm in Somerset, which will have the capacity to produce up to 300,000 pairs of its Desert Boots per year.
High street footwear spend is falling amid economic uncertainty and competition from etailers, but sporty and fast fashion styles are bucking the trend.
Clarks appoints new CFOSubscription
Clarks has appointed former CFO of Nomad Foods, Paul Kenyon, in the same role.
Brexit hits Clarks’ profitsSubscription
Clarks chief executive Mike Shearwood has said the fall in the value of sterling as a result of Brexit will have a “profound impact” on profits and cashflow at the footwear business.
Exclusive: Clarks axes 60 roles at UK HQ Subscription
Clarks is making up to 60 roles redundant at its UK head office in Somerset, Drapers can exclusively reveal.
Clarks launches review of store portfolioSubscription
Clarks is launching a review of its 550-strong UK and Ireland store portfolio as part of an efficiency drive.
What's selling now: contemporary footwear Subscription
Find out what’s selling now in the world of contemporary footwear
Analysis: Mike Shearwood's to-do list at ClarksSubscription
Clarks needs a sharper digital focus and tighter hand on its costs from new chief executive Mike Shearwood, observers said this week.
Mike Shearwood appointed Clarks CEOSubscription
Former chief executive of Karen Millen, Mike Shearwood, has been appointed chief executive of Clarks.
The director of Birmingham independent Liquor Store on his best brands of the season, including new names and old favourites.
Footwear anti-dumping duties refunds move closerSubscription
The European Commission is considering a ruling against anti-dumping duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam, and imported into the European Union. If it accepts, UK footwear retailers may soon be able to claim refunds on the duties.