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Shoe Zone defers dividendSubscription
Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced plans to cancel dividend payments, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: Primark bosses take salary cutsSubscription
Top bosses at Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) will temporarily cut their salaries by 50%, and will not receive dividends for the current financial year, in response to the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
More support is needed to help fashion businesses that fall outside eligibility for the government’s Covid-19 protection schemes, the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has said.
High street sales ‘worst on record’Subscription
High street fashion sales in March fell by 25.9% – the worst sales on record for the category – the BDO High Street Sales Tracker shows.
Chancellor ramps up coronavirus business support Subscription
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced changes to proposed government assistance measures, after the initial plans were criticised for failing to cover enough businesses.
Home comforts: the rise and rise of loungewearSubscription
The nation is working, socialising and exercising at home in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and demand for loungewear is increasing to cater to consumers’ new normal. What are shoppers looking for?
Fashion suppliers' NHS rescue missionSubscription
As the front-line fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus intensifies, UK suppliers and manufacturers have been quick to offer their services to the NHS for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The next textile frontierSubscription
A new wave of innovative and sustainable textiles is emerging, and manufacturers are working to scale up production for mainstream use
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.