Jill Geoghegan's stories
‘Tough’ trading at John Lewis as sales drop 3.4%Subscription
John Lewis described the week to August 29 as “difficult” as warm weather and a late bank holiday led to “tough trading” and a 3.4% drop in sales to £81.73m.
Animal stalks new indie stockistsSubscription
Boardsports brand Animal is looking to expand its independent stockists and reduce its product range under its new chief executive.
Consumers say Brexit will not hit spendSubscription
A total of 60% of consumers said Brexit has not affected, and will not affect, their spending habits in 2019, new research has shown.
The relaunched Warehouse collection for autumn 16 is “elevated, contemporary and unique”, chief executive Liz Evans has exclusively told Drapers.
Fashion sales drop at John LewisSubscription
Sales of fashion at John Lewis fell 5% for the week to 27 May, as a result of tough comparisons with last year.
Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of John Lewis Partnership, said the business will continue to invest and “step up” to the challenging market, as restructuring and redundancy costs hit full-year profits at the group.
Karen Millen wins legal challenge brought by founder Subscription
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of womenswear retailer Karen Millen in a legal dispute between the firm and its eponymous founder over the use of the Karen Millen name.
Knomo bags given premium rebrandSubscription
Accessories brand Knomo has relaunched its bag range to appeal to independent retailers.
London Designer Outlet hits early footfall goalsSubscription
Retailers saw a successful launch of London’s first designer outlet centre, with more than 21,500 shoppers visiting on the first day.
Mobile shopping in Europe jumps Subscription
The number of consumers shopping using a smartphone or tablet across Europe in the last year jumped from 58% to 66%, according to new research.