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  • black friday

    How Black Friday has become retail's grey areaSubscription

    Features26 November 2019

    Black Friday has become a fixture on the fashion retail industry’s promotional calendar. But as the discounting activity becomes longer and deeper, and some retailers and consumers shun the event altogether, its future has become blurred.

  • Sports direct thurrock

    Sports Direct to rebrand as FrasersSubscription

    News25 November 2019

    Sports Direct International plc is set to rebrand as Frasers Group to reflect its “changing profile” and “elevation strategy”. 

  • Ted baker aw19

    Ted Baker hires chief people officerSubscription

    News25 November 2019

    Lifestyle brand Ted Baker has appointed Asos’s Peter Collyer as chief people officer. 

  • Victoria's Secret

    Victoria's Secret cancels annual showSubscription

    News22 November 2019

    US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has cancelled its annual fashion show in the face of rising criticism and dwindling television ratings.

  • Skopes westfield (3)

    Skopes to open new stores with £6m investmentSubscription

    News22 November 2019

    Menswear brand Skopes has secured £6m in funding from HSBC UK, and plans to open a further 15 stores.

  • black friday

    Black Friday 2019 could be 'most disruptive' yetSubscription

    News22 November 2019

    With Black Friday falling after pay day, more than one-quarter of shoppers plan to bring forward their Christmas spend, meaning this year’s event could “be one of the most disruptive for the retail industry”, new research suggests.

  • Daniela rinaldi & manju malhotra co coo's harvey nichols

    Harvey Nichols co-COO departsSubscription

    News21 November 2019

    Harvey Nichols co-chief operating officer Daniela Rinaldi is leaving the business after 35 years. 

  • McElhinney's Christmas window 2019

    McElhinneys unveils environmental Christmas campaignVideoSubscription

    News19 November 2019

    Independent department store McElhinneys has kicked off the festive season in Ballybofey, County Donegal, with the unveiling of its Christmas windows.

  • Nobody's Child

    Nobody's Child CEO to exitSubscription

    News19 November 2019

    Nobody’s Child CEO John Allen is to exit after a year in the role, having delivered significant change at the womenswear etailer. 

  • Christmas shoppers

    US and Russian shoppers boost Christmas spendSubscription

    News18 November 2019

    Shoppers from the US and Russia will play a big role in boosting the UK economy in the run-up to Christmas, new data has shown.