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Fashion and homewares retailer Laura Ashley is the latest high street name to have emerged as squeezing its suppliers on terms.
Issa London to launch first standalone storeSubscription
Luxury womenswear label Issa London is to open its first standalone store this week in Japan.
Fashion sales at John Lewis dipped last week owing to the “extended winter weather”.
Footwear retailers are calling for a change in the selling seasons to better reflect British weather, after the recent cold snap hit sales of spring 13 stock.
Full-year profits up by 9% at Next as retailer sees "quiet" start to current financial yearSubscription
Pre-tax profits at high street giant Next increased 9% in the full-year to January 2013 to £622m however the retailer reported a “quiet” start to the first few weeks of this year.
Bench to launch new concept UK shop-in-shopSubscription
Young fashion brand Bench is to launch a new concept shop-in-shop which will be based in Lancaster indie Dr Kruger.
JD offers voluntary redundancy to Cloggs teamSubscription
Staff at footwear etailer Cloggs are being offered voluntary redundancy by new owner JD Sports Fashion as it looks to cut overheads.
Footwear retailer Jones Bootmaker is making a move into international markets this year with plans to open a store in Brussels in the autumn.
M&S wins sustainable fashion awardSubscription
Marks and Spencer has been crowned as one of the sustainable fashion champions of 2013 by the British Fashion Council.
Image Gallery: Coast collaborates with the V&ASubscription
Occasionwear retailer Coast has teamed up with the Victoria & Albert Museum in to create a capsule collection of six dresses.