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Mamas & Papas appoints 2 senior directors

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Two senior appointments have been made at maternity retailer Mamas and Papas by the newly instated boss Jonathan Fitzgerald. The position of product director has been handed to Paul Middlemiss, who has previously held similar roles at Robert Dyas and The Conran Shop, as well a...

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Sports Direct breaks promise to shareholders sparking fresh conflict

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sports Direct has tempted a fresh backlash from its shareholders after confirming the appointment of law firm RPC to review its corporate governance practices. During the company’s annual general meeting last September Sports Direct promised its shareholders, already angered b...

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Fight breaks out between BHS creditors

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

A conflict has broken out among BHS creditors, one of which has stated the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is overriding other creditors' interests. Duff & Phelps, one of two administrators appointed to oversee the sale of BHS assets, has accused the PPF of “having control over ...

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Shop Direct enjoys 5th consecutive year of growth from Christmas

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Fashion sales at Very.co.uk has helped parent company Shop Direct to record positive growth during its Christmas trading season for the fifth year in a row. In the seven weeks to December 23, Shop Direct had a sales uptick of nine per cent year-on-year, while sales at Very.co....

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Burberry confirms dates and timeline of leadership changes

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Burberry’s leadership transition is set to begin this month, with Marco Gobbetti initially joining in the role of executive chairman for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East before becoming chief executive in July. The luxury British fashion retailer first announced Gobbetti's app...

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High street experiences first footfall uptick since 2011

Monday 16 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Last-minute Christmas shoppers helped the high street experience a positive growth in footfall for the first time since 2011. However, according to the latest Footfall and Vacancies Monitor by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard, overall footfall in December wa...

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Careers in Retail: What's in store for 2017

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The new year is traditionally a time in which people start fresh, and for many this involves considering a new career path. According to the National Employment survey, one in four retail employees are already on the hunt for a new role in 2017. Sixty per cent of retail worker...

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The top news stories of the week

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The top 5 most popular stories on retailgazette.co.uk #1 Tesco to axe 1000 jobs Ttesco has announced plans to axe 1000 jobs as the grocer embarks on a major overhaul of its distribution network. The UK’s largest supermarket will close two of its distribution centres in Welham ...

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Mitchell & Ness makes international shop debut in London

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

US fashion retailer Mitchell & Ness has made its international debut in London, opening a flagship store in Soho this week. Specialising in nostalgia sports apparel, including jerseys, headwear and accompanying merchandise from brands such as Concepts, Reigning Champs and more...

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Uniqlo profits soar in first quarter

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The Japanese parent company of Uniqlo has recorded a surge in profits in its first quarterly update. Fast Retailing said its operating profit in the quarter to November last year went up by 16.7 per cent to 88.5 billion Japanese yen (£6.35 million), while profit before taxes i...

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