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Cumbria-based independent retailer Lakeland Leather will appear in parliament next month as part of a select committee investigating how the UK can regenerate its high streets.
Mild October hits clothing salesSubscription
The slowdown in retail sales continued on October, as total sales dropped 0.5% for three months to October 2018.
Levi Strauss prepares to floatSubscription
US denim giant Levi Strauss is said to be considering raising up to $800m (£623m) through a public listing.
Ipswich retail park sold for £22mSubscription
Ipswich retail park Martlesham Heath has been sold for £22m to an unnamed buyer.
Urban Outfitters UK sales jumpSubscription
Urban Outfitters Group has reported a 10% rise in UK sales, to £206m, for the year to January 2018.
Asda launches credit for George purchases Subscription
Asda has launched “flexible payments” for products sold on the George website, allowing customers to spread the cost of their purchases.
John Lewis launches ‘the boy and the piano’ Christmas adVideoSubscription
John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas ad, featuring singer Elton John and telling the story of how one gift can change a life.
Deadline extension for Intu buyout talksSubscription
Shopping centre owner Intu has been granted a deadline extension for talks to take the company private.
Beyoncé buys Philip Green out of Ivy Park Subscription
Beyoncé has acquired 100% control over her Ivy Park activewear collection, after buying Sir Philip Green’s share of the business.
Hit or Miss: Footwear autumn 18Subscription
Drapers puts Bracknell’s footwear offer to the test at the Lexicon shopping centre, in the latest in our seasonal hit or miss series.