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Shopping centre owner Westfield is ploughing ahead with expansion across the UK after posting profits of $2.3bn (£1.65bn).
Clothing sales survive overall February dipSubscription
High street sales dropped below normal in February but clothing retailers bucked the trend, bouncing back into growth during the month.
Legal action backlash over Sunday trading lawsSubscription
Plans to relax Sunday trading hours could hit a speed bump after a group said it plans to launch legal action to block the move.
Asos launches loyalty schemeVideoSubscription
Asos.com has today launched a loyalty scheme, which will reward shoppers with points and money off for each purchase.
Outerwear brands step up lightweight productionSubscription
Outerwear brands are stepping up production of transitional and lightweight jackets for autumn 16 after a succession of mild winters that hit sales and forced discounting across the market.
New format wins over at Moda Subscription
A revised layout at Birmingham-based mainstream trade show Moda was the talking point among brands and buyers as the autumn 16 edition got underway at the NEC on Sunday (February 21.)
Fashion apprentices on the inside trackSubscription
David Cameron wants to create 3 million apprentices by 2020, and the fashion retail industry is set to benefit
It’s no secret that Mike Ashley has an appetite for snapping up small UK independents, but his ambitions for their future under the Sports Direct umbrella are far bigger.
Image gallery: Flannels opens in PlymouthSubscription
Premium mini-chain Flannels has opened its ninth store in Plymouth, as part of plans by owners Sports Direct to grow the premium multibrand fascia.
Half of Grand Central Birmingham soldSubscription
Property firm Hammerson has sold half of the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham to one of Canada’s biggest pension funds for £175m.