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Lee and Wrangler's denim directorSubscription
From its European headquarters in Antwerp, Kontoor Brands, owner of heritage brands Lee and Wrangler, is seeking to build a denim empire.
British designer Simon Spurr is bringing fresh perspectives to a US denim brand.
Coronavirus: JD Sports closes storesSubscription
JD Sports has announced the immediate closure of all stores in the UK, Europe and the US until further notice.
Coronavirus: Mulberry anticipates lossesSubscription
British luxury brand Mulberry has become the latest brand to warn on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, announcing that it anticipates making a small loss in the second half of the year ending 28 March 2020.
Frasers Group has U-turned on an announcement that Sports Direct and Evans Cycles stores were to stay open during the UK’s new lockdown measures, and will now not open stores until it receives the “go-ahead” from the government.
Independent retailers forced to close their doors due to the government’s new measures to tackle coronavirus should receive immediate access to financial support, says the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira).
M&S issues coronavirus profit warningSubscription
Marks & Spencer has cautioned that its clothing and home business is likely to be “severely impacted” by the coronavirus outbreak, and has warned that as a result, profits for the current quarter may not hit targets.
Frasers Group has said that it will not meet its growth targets for 2020, because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Prada cautions on coronavirus impactSubscription
Italian luxury giant Prada Group has warned that the coronavirus outbreak has “interrupted” growth, despite announcing an increase in revenues for the year to 31 December 2019.
Rental and resale go mainstreamSubscription
The resale and rental models are moving from the online space into bricks-and-mortar stores.