Isabella Fish's stories
Industry outrage at Conservative Brexit chaosSubscription
The retail industry fears that prime minister Theresa May’s decision to step down as leader of the Conservative Party will cause “further disruption and political turmoil” for UK businesses, and has urged her successor to avoid a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit.
H&M and Giambattista Valli launch collaboration Subscription
H&M has announced that it is launching a collaboration with Giambattista Valli this year, marking the Italian designer’s first foray into menswear.
Boost in sales at The Foschini GroupSubscription
South African retail business The Foschini Group (TFG), which owns Phase Eight, Whistles and Hobbs in the UK, has reported a 19.6% rise in retail sales to $2.36bn (£1.86bn) for the year ended 31 March.
Losses mount at Mothercare Subscription
Mothercare’s statutory loss before tax widened to £87.3m in the 53-week period to 30 March, from a £72.8m loss the year before, as its UK like-for-like sales slumped by 8.9%.
Babywear brand secures £4m investment Subscription
Organic baby and toddler clothing brand Mori has raised more than £4m in a Series A funding round, which will help in its plans to open bricks-and-mortar stores.
Lord Hain lists Sir Philip Green abuse allegations Subscription
Lord Hain detailed alleged abuse claims about Arcadia Group owner Sir Philip Green under parliamentary privilege at the House of Lords today.
Coast focuses on delivery and dataSubscription
Coast is joining up the in-store and online experience and exploring new methods of delivery to win back customers’ trust.
Smyth & Gibson to close Derry factory Subscription
British shirtmaker Smyth & Gibson has announced that it is shutting its factory in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, resulting in 34 redundancies.
Arcadia reveals stores to close under CVASubscription
Arcadia Group has proposed seven company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) across its companies, which if approved would result in 23 UK store closures and the closure of all eleven Topshop Topman stores in the US.
Vintage indie opens second Kent storeSubscription
The owners of independent Bounce Vintage in Folkestone are opening a second shop, in Canterbury, Kent this week.