Business groups have urged the Chancellor Sajid Javid to scrap business rate increases in the Autumn Budget. According to The British Retail Consortium (BRC), retailers in England will have to pay an extra 137 million pounds next year after it was confirmed that business rates would rise by 1.7 percent, […]

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. has announced the addition of veteran merchandising and branding expert Angelo Ng as the company’s first-ever Chief Merchant Officer. The company said in a statement that Ng brings more than 25 years of merchandising, sourcing and marketing experience from a variety of apparel, […]

Harrods has reported a slight increase in sales in the past year, but a dip in profits due to an increase in capital expenditure relating to a revamp of the company's flagship Knightsbridge store. The British department store chain saw a 3 percent fall in pre-tax profits to 171.6 million pounds for […]

Ted Baker has appointed the former boss of Scotch & Soda USA, Ari Hoffman, to the newly-created role of CEO of its business in North America. Hoffman, who will join the British luxury label in December, has over 30 years’ experience working in senior positions for a range of fashion and retail brands […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has appointed Laurie Wilson, a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in planning and allocation, merchandise, finance, pricing, operations and strategy, as Senior Vice President, planning and allocation and pricing, reporting to Michelle Wlazlo, Executive […]

Children’s apparel retailer The Children’s Place, Inc.has announced plans to relaunch Gymboree brand in early 2020 on an enhanced website,, and in shop-in-shop locations in over 200 select Children’s Place stores in the US and Canada. Commenting on the development, Jane Elfers, the company’s […]

Total sales to October 12, 2019, John Lewis said in a statement, rose 11.9 percent on the same week last year as customers purchased new season items due to cooler weather and enjoyed shopping promotional events across home and fashion. The company added that fashion sales were up 13.7 percent as customers […]

Laura Ashley has announced that its finance director and joint chief operating officer, Seán Anglim, has stepped down after 20 years at the company. Anglim, who joined the Britsh fashion and furniture brand in 1998, will remain at the business until the end of 2019. Laura Ashley has promoted Sagar Mavani […]

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has called for sportswear giants Nike and Adidas to be investigated over their domination in the industry. The news comes after an article from The Sunday Times published this week said Nike would be ending supply deals with several independent retailers, stating that their […]

Matalan has reported a drop in its revenues for the second quarter of the year, with CEO Jason Hargreaves citing “an extremely tough trading environment” and “awful Spring weather.” For the 14 weeks ended 31 August, the British fashion and homeware retailer saw a 28.5 percent year-on-year fall in EBITDA […]