Jill Geoghegan's stories
Government launches new high street task force Subscription
A new high streets task force aiming to support local leaders to revitalise high streets and town centres has been launched by high streets minister Jake Berry.
The very best independent retailers, brands and suppliers in the UK and Ireland will battle it out to be crowned the winners at this year’s Drapers Independents Awards.
White Stuff ramps up sustainability plansSubscription
White Stuff is launching a series of environmentally friendly and ethical product ranges for autumn 19, as it moves towards becoming a more sustainable brand.
Staycations boost summer sales Subscription
Around half of UK shoppers are planning to holiday in Britain this summer because of concerns over Brexit, potentially boosting the economy by £5.3bn.
Shoppers urged to support indiesSubscription
Grass-roots campaign Independents’ Day is calling on shoppers to spend £5 at an independent retailer on 4 July.
Fears mount for BonmarchéSubscription
Concerns for the future of Bonmarché are growing, after its CEO and CFO sold their entire stakes in the retailer to Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner Philip Day.
Revenue rockets at Pentland GroupSubscription
Pentland Group’s revenue soared 38.9% to £5.1bn for the year to 31 December, fuelled by a record-breaking performance from JD Sports Fashion.
Footfall drops across all locations Subscription
Last week footfall in the UK and Ireland was down year on year across high streets, retail parks and shopping centres.
The owner of Juicy Couture, Authentic Brands Group, has signed a licensing agreement with London-based clothing and accessories designer and manufacturer The Batra Group to design, manufacture and distribute goods in Europe.
Primark celebrates 50 years Subscription
Dublin-based retailer Penneys, known as Primark outside of Ireland, is celebrating 50 years of business today.