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River Island hunts for larger-sized modelsSubscription
River Island has launched a competition to find size 12 to 16 models in response to the size zero debate. The retailer will announce the winner on April 29, after scouting locations such as Bluewater in Kent and Regent Street in London. The winner, who will receive £1,000 to spend in River Island, will be announced in The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine.
River Island celebrates as pre-tax profits riseSubscription
Pre-tax profits at River Island are understood to have risen by more than 10% to over £155 million for the year to December 31, with sales increasing at a similar rate. Turnover for the same period in 2005 was £595.4m. The retailer has unveiled plans to expand abroad and is poised to roll out stores in Europe. Locations are expected to include Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Luxembourg.
Barcelona hosts River Island's Spanish debutSubscription
River Island has kicked off its European expansion plans with a store in Barcelona in Spain. The retailer is also in talks to open in Bilbao, with Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Belgium also being targeted for overseas growth. Most of the retailer’s stores outside the UK are in the Middle East, although there two in Poland and one in the Nertherlands.
River Island voted best shop at Company AwardsSubscription
River Island has been voted best shop on the high street at Company Magazine’s High Street Fashion Awards, beating last year’s winner Topshop.
High Street Hit or Miss: NorwichSubscription
Drapers puts Norwich’s multiples under the microscope, inspecting autumn womenswear and store environments.
Sarah Walters, who created New Look’s trail-blazing celebrity and designer tie-ups, has quit to join high street rival River Island.
Peacocks has appointed its first in-house design team in its quest to boost its fashion credentials.
Fashion multiples are hoping their Christmas advertising campaigns will kick-start winter sales, after October trading collapsed.
Which stores are wearing the trousers?Subscription
The menswear market is booming, but competition is as fierce as ever. So what are retail’s big names doing to stay in the race?
Spring 08 preview: high street womenswearSubscription
For spring 08, high street retailers have focused on a few well-defined themes to make it easier for women to buy into the season’s trends