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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group: Latest News


Peacocks cancels spring 20 orders over coronavirusSubscription

23 March 2020 By

Peacocks has cancelled all of its future orders until June 20 in an attempt to mitigate the effect of coronavirus on its business, Drapers can reveal. 

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Coronavirus: Redundancies at EWM Group Subscription

20 March 2020 By

Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group has made more than 100 redundancies across the business, Drapers can reveal. 

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Bonmarché sold to Philip Day's Peacocks Subscription

20 February 2020 By

Collapsed retailer Bonmarché has been sold to Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group’s (EWM) Peacocks, Drapers can reveal. 

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Austin Reed reveals new directionSubscription

5 February 2020 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group-owned Austin Reed is going back to its “heritage roots” from spring 20.

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New joint flagship for Jaeger and Austin ReedSubscription

13 January 2020 By

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) is gearing up to open a multi-brand flagship and head office in London’s Marylebone.

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Jaeger shrinks losses as store rollout continuesSubscription

4 December 2019 By

Jaeger’s losses have narrowed to £1.1m and parent company Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) has hailed the premium womenswear brand’s expansion as one of its “biggest successes this year”.

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Peacocks preferred bidder for Bonmarché Subscription

28 November 2019 By

Bonmarché has chosen value retailer Peacocks as its preferred bidder, which would result in 30 “underperforming and unsustainable” stores shutting by 11 December and “potential” redundancies. 


Peacocks suppliers owed millions in late payments Subscription

1 November 2019 By

Some Peacocks suppliers are owed millions of pounds in late payments from finance company Tradewind, Drapers can reveal, although the value retailer has offered to pay those affected directly. 


Arcadia's future 'up in the air' as Shepherd exits Subscription

3 September 2019 By

Industry sources have questioned the future of Arcadia Group after its “henchman” David Shepherd decided to step down as chief operating officer, marking the end of the position at the business. 

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Jack Wills sold to Sports Direct Subscription

5 August 2019 By

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has acquired lifestyle retailer Jack Wills for £12.8m in a pre-pack administration deal.

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Trade buyer could revive Karen Millen, say insidersSubscription

1 July 2019 By

A trade sale to another retailer would be “the best fit” for Karen Millen, industry experts have told Drapers.

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Jaeger cuts losses as owner expandsSubscription

24 June 2019 By

Jaeger halved its losses and expanded its store footprint in the year to 25 August 2018 – 14 months after it was bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group. 


Bonmarché directors reject Philip Day takeover bidSubscription

8 May 2019 By

The directors of value womenswear retailer Bonmarché have implored shareholders to reject a takeover bid by Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner Philip Day.

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Philip Day withdraws LK Bennett bid Subscription

1 April 2019 By

Philip Day, owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM), has decided to withdraw from the bidding process for premium womenswear retailer LK Bennett, following its collapse into administration last month.

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EWM Group to expand head office team Subscription

15 March 2019 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is increasing the size of its head office team, months after moving into its state-of-the-art new headquarters in Carlisle, Drapers can reveal.


Peacocks changes payment terms Subscription

28 January 2019 By

Value retailer Peacocks, owned by Philip Day, is changing payment terms for suppliers. 


Peacocks ditches plastic bags Subscription

13 November 2018 By

Value retailer Peacocks has switched to bio-degradable shopping bags across all of its 500 UK stores from the start of this month.

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Exclusive: Edinburgh Woollen Mill 'ends business' with House of FraserSubscription

5 September 2018 By Tim Clark

House of Fraser supplier Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) is pulling all its stock, including own-brand House of Fraser ranges it manufactures, out of the department stores after negotiations with its owner, Sports Direct, collapsed, Drapers can reveal.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group closes House of Fraser concessionsSubscription

3 September 2018 By Tim Clark

Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) has temporarily closed its House of Fraser concessions, including Berwin & Berwin, Jaeger, Jane Norman and Calvetron Brands while discussions continue, Drapers can reveal.

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Exclusive: Philip Day in talks to take over HoF stores Subscription

15 August 2018 By

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, Philip Day, is in talks with a group of landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores, Drapers understands.

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Exclusive: EWM Group ‘mothballs’ Jane Norman Subscription

6 August 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has put Jane Norman on hold to focus on its more recently acquired brands. It sees Jaeger and Austin Reed as a priority and is understood to have recently acquired Calvetron Brands.

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Philip Day adds Calvetron Brands to portfolioSubscription

6 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has added Calvetron Brands to its portfolio, which also includes Austin Reed and Jaeger.

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Philip Day enters the fray at House of FraserSubscription

2 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has been named as one of the potential investors in talks about a rescue deal with House of Fraser.