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5 Minutes With Donna Baker, CEO, Poundshop

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background before Poundshop. Since leaving the loss adjusting industry as one of the youngest appointed loss adjusters, I have focussed on retail, particularly ecommerce. In terms of highlights, working with one of retail’s biggest names, ...


Westgate Oxford adds 6 new retailers to line up as countdown to re-opening begins

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Westgate Oxford has unveiled six new retail signings to its line up, as the shopping centre begins the six-month countdown to the official re-opening after its multi-million pound renovation. The shopping centre confirmed that international retailers Levi’s, Skechers and Acuit...

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Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The managing director of the online-only revival of BHS is set to step down, just seven months after it was launched. David Anderson is set to take up his new role as retail operations director at Wyevale Garden Centres on May 2. BHS International finance director Rebecca Raje...


Arcadia's Outfit makes high street debut in former BHS unit

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Arcadia Group’s multi-fascia chain Outfit will make its high street debut next month, opening in a unit left behind by BHS in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Outfit, which has 77 stores around the UK, normally operates as an out-of-town retail chain that offers clothing from Arcadia’s fa...


Cath Kidston CEO: 'Protect EU workers' rights in UK'

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The boss of Cath Kidston has urged the UK to continue to have access to key markets and workers after Brexit, while also protecting rights of EU nationals currently living here. Speaking to Press Association, Kenny Wilson said the "strength of brand Britain" was inextricably l...


Boohoo's profits expected to double

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Boohoo's full-year results later this week is expected to boast a surge in annual pre-tax profits to £29.6 million and 50 per cent growth in sales. According to The Telegraph, Boohoo’s annual pre-tax profits is almost double the £15.6 million recorded a year earlier. Meanwhile...


Fate of Sir Philip Green’s knighthood remains uncertain

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Sir Philip Green has been warned that he “remains on the hook” despite resolving his end of the bargain in the BHS pensions deficit scandal. Frank Field, a veteran Labour MP and chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee who has locked horns with Green on several occasion...


Woolworths poised for a comeback

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Woolworths could be making a comeback to the UK’s high streets – almost a decade after it collapsed and shut down. According to the Daily Star, the retailer’s former managing director Tony Page has approached Shop Direct to buy the name back. If successful, the retailer – fame...


Jimmy Choo up for sale

Monday 24 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale, its management board announced today. The British brand decided to conduct a review of the various options open to it, including a sale, in order to "maximise value” for shareholders. "The board of Jimmy Choo announce...


Shoppers prefer next-day delivery over click-and-collect: survey

Friday 21 April 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

New research has found that almost one in five UK retailers are failing to offer satisfactory delivery and returns options. According to ecommerce agency Ampersand, more than half of consumers preferred next day delivery but 18 per cent of retailers were failing to offer it to...

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