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London’s West End to get £2.5bn Christmas boost Subscription
Shopping in London’s West End is expected to hit £2.5bn over the eight-week Christmas trading period, giving retailers a welcome boost.
First look: Vans steps on to Oxford StreetSubscription
Footwear brand Vans is opening its largest European store at 214 Oxford Street in London.
Shop Direct secures funding Subscription
Shop Direct has secured £150m of additional funding following an unexpected late surge in PPI claims from shoppers.
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has partnered with charity The Prince’s Foundation to create a student capsule collection of men’s and womenswear.
New Look is focusing on core, broad-appeal products, and improving customer experience in store and online to get the retailer back on track following a volatile first half, chief operating officer Nigel Oddy has told Drapers.
BRC calls for retail support from next government Subscription
The British Retail Consortium has launched a manifesto for the upcoming election calling for the next government to support the retail industry.
First look: Wood Wood opens Soho flagshipSubscription
Danish brand Wood Wood has opened its first UK store, at 33-35 Brewer Street in London’s Soho.
M&S chief: ‘Poor performance down to execution’Subscription
Marks & Spencer’s lacklustre clothing and home performance was the result of poor availability and operational issues, chief executive Steve Rowe has said.
Arcadia makes senior digital hiresSubscription
Arcadia has made three senior appointments to its digital team, as the group seeks to accelerate its digital growth strategy.
Sales and profits up at Kurt GeigerSubscription
Full-year sales and profits at footwear retailer Kurt Geiger were up, despite it taking a £4.1m hit following House of Fraser’s administration.