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Arcadia's Outfit to open new store in Flemingate

Thursday 25 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The multi-brand store Outfit, which is owned by high street fashion giant Arcadia, is set to open a new 13,000 sq ft store in Flemingate shopping centre, Yorkshire. Scheduled to open October 8, the outlet will stock brands across Arcadia's extensive collection, including Topsh...


Pressure piles on for Mike Ashley as more influential shareholders speak out

Thursday 25 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Pressure continues to mount for the beleaguered management of Sports Direct as another influential share holder vocalises its lack of confidence in board members. The Investor Forum, with combines assets of over £14.5 trillion and represents asset management groups such as Bla...


Jimmy Choo enters second half on back of strong trading results

Thursday 25 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Jimmy Choo has recorded a 9.2 per cent growth in revenue of £173.1 million for the six month period to June 30. The luxury retailer also reported a 42.6 per cent increase in its operating profits to £23.5 million for that same period, as well as an EBITDA growth of 12.8 per ce...


The Body Shop expands to Chile

Thursday 25 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The Body Shop is continuing its expansion in Latin America with a new store set to open in Chile. The beauty retailer, which is owned by L’Oreal and has stores in 65 countries already, is set to make presence in Santiago’s Plaza Egaña Mall this month - a shopping centre that h...


Former Ocado executive Andrew Bracey appointed Dobbies chairman

Thursday 25 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Garden retailer Dobbies has appointed Andrew Bracey, one of its new owners, as chairman. Bracey – who was once the chief financial officer of Ocado – is part of a group of investors led by Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital that took ownership of Dobbies after ...


Sports Direct will allow the public into its Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sports Direct released a timetable today which stated that non-shareholders are welcome to attend its AGM, allowing them to voice concerns about the company’s controversial practices. The event will take place on the September 7 at its headquarters in Shirebrook, from 11am to ...


ASOS the most searched fashion retailer on Google

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

ASOS has ranked the highest when it comes to organic Google searches for men and women’s fashion, according to new research. In the new Fashion Search Performance Report, compiled by marketing agency MediaVision, the online retailer had the highest rankings across 2000 popular...


Mothercare's Mark Newton-Jones poised to join IKEA

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has been put forward to take the role of IKEA’s first UK board executive. Pending a formal vote by IKEA’s parent group INGKA Holding BV, the ex-Shop Direct boss could join the advisory board for the furniture giant. He has been put ...


Tesco is primed to take on AmazonFresh

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has announced its same day click-and-collect service in a bid to get ahead in the growing competition of food retailers speeding up delivery services. This announcement follows strong figures from Tesco whose market share loss has slowed to 0.4 per cent after, along with...


Big Interview: Amee Chande UK Managing Director of Alibaba

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Many brands claim to be “global retailers” but few have done as much for the acquisition of cross-border trade than Alibaba. Back in October the Retail Gazette spoke to the newly-appointed UK managing director of Alibaba, Amee Chande. Coming into a brand new role amid the comp...

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