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Internacionale on the market

Struggling value fashion brand Internacionale have put their intellectual property up for sale after what can only be described as a disastrous year.The women’s wear retailer, who have 89 stores and pride themselves on high quality goods at cheap ...
10:21AM - Fri 1st August 2014
The proposed revamp for One New Change

H&M owned brand joins One New Change

The fashion brand owned by H&M known as Cos will open a 4,469 sq ft store at One New Change shopping centre in St Pauls, London.The store has taken a 15 year lease and will the place of fashion store Guess and joins high-street retailers Topshop, ...
09:52AM - Fri 1st August 2014
Bonmarche said its new store/concession programme has started well

Bonmarché reports 13.5% sales rise

Named “Britain’s most boring shop” by the Daily Mail, it would be fair to say that so far the hype around the fashion retailer has been somewhat limited. However with yet another rise in sales (16.9 per cent for the 13 week period ended 28 June 20...
09:58AM - Thu 31st July 2014

Next leaves M&S firmly in the shadows with latest figures

Next’s latest figures have placed them even further ahead of traditional rival Marks and Spencer’s. Their sales for the quarter just gone have exceeded the 5.5 per cent - 9.5 per cent increase forecast in April, leading them to raise their full ye...
11:55AM - Wed 30th July 2014
Mark Sebba, CEO, Net a Porter

Net-a-Porter's CEO steps down

Net-a-Porter chief executive, Mark Sebba, is stepping down after nearly 10 years in the role.Sebba joined the company in 2003, just three years after it had been founded by Natalie Massenet. Under his rule the company has been recognised for its h...
09:23AM - Tue 29th July 2014

How retailers can manage the Prince George effect

Prince George celebrated his first birthday this week, causing a huge increase in traffic for Petit Bateau. George was photographed wearing the childrenswear retailer’s dungarees and the resulting press coverage meant that they quickly sold out.Ma...
09:09AM - Mon 28th July 2014
A Mothercare and ELC store

Destination Maternity will not bid for Mothercare

US baby and mother retailer Destination Maternity will not make any more offers for Mothercare after a second bid was knocked back by the board.The firm has had two non-binding written proposals rejected by Mothercare and it is not willing to sign...
09:05AM - Mon 28th July 2014
A Debenhams UK store

Mothercare CFO joins Debenhams

Department store Debenhams has appointed former Mothercare chief financial officer Matt Smith as CFO.Smith, who has been Mothercare CFO since 2013, was finance director at Argos and has also worked for accounting firm KMPG.He will join the retaile...
08:58AM - Mon 28th July 2014
busy street -iStockphoto.comJustin Horrocks

Retail sales rise 1.6% in second quarter

British retail sales have risen by the largest amount in over ten years in a calendar quarter as British consumers hit the shops.Retail sales rose 1.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months despite a sales fall in J...
09:14AM - Fri 25th July 2014

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