Writing news and features, Katie graduated from University of Reading in 2015.
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Retailers commit to Purple TuesdaySubscription
More retailers, including Marks & Spencer, have committed to improving the customer experience for disabled people as part of this year’s Purple Tuesday accessible shopping day.
Tiger of Sweden appoints new CEOSubscription
Stockholm-based tailoring brand Tiger of Sweden has appointed Hugo Boss’s Linda Dauriz as its new chief executive.
Retailers brace for ‘critical’ Christmas Subscription
Despite a 3.7% uplift in total like-for-like sales in October, retailers face additional obstacles this Christmas, including on-going political and economic sagas.
Little Mistress Group has relocated its Girls on Film shop in Westfield Stratford to a larger unit in the shopping centre under the Little Mistress name.
John Lewis to swap car fuel for cow manureSubscription
John Lewis’ delivery trucks will reportedly be powered by carbon-neutral cow manure by 2021.
Indie Brook Taverner expands in YorkshireSubscription
Menswear independent Brook Taverner is opening its second Yorkshire-based store this Saturday, just four months after it made its debut in the county.
Intu issues income warningSubscription
Shopping centre owner Intu Properties said it expects full-year like-for-like net rental income for the three months to 30 September to be down 9% year on year, blaming company voluntary arrangements at Arcadia Group and Monsoon for “more than half” of the reduction.
Clarks' profits take another tumbleSubscription
In another set of “poor” financial results, Clarks has reported a loss after tax of £82.9m for the 52 weeks to 2 February 2019 – more than double its £31.3m loss in 2017/18 – while underlying operating profit plummeted 36%.
M&S blames 'weak' clothing for first half slumpSubscription
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has blamed “weak” clothing and home sales for a 17.1% year-on-year drop in its profit before tax and adjusting items, for the six months to 28 September.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has been banned from running a company for 10 years, following a series of “reckless” and “unexplained” financial transactions.