Saturday, October 20, 2018

Shazam! M&S adds tech nous to its board

Marks and Spencer has announced the appointment of Andrew Fisher, former boss of music app Shazam, as non-executive director.  Boosting its digital capabilities, the British retailer is replacing Lastminute.com...

Waitrose MD considered for new role in television

Waitrose boss Mark Price is being considered for the role of interim chairman of Channel 4.  Price is an active businessman: in addition to his role at the upmarket...

John Lewis to open new store in Cheltenham

It‘s only been two weeks since John Lewis opened a flagship store in Britain‘s second largest city, and now the retail giant has announced...

H&M to launch homeware concession in Selfridges

Fast fashion retailer H&M is to open its first Home concession store next week. The new store-in-store will launch exclusively in Selfridges in the...

ScS is confident about the future

Upholstered furniture and floorings retailer ScS has revealed a 13.2% increase of in gross sales. Revenue grew 13.4% year-on-year to £276.7m, whilst gross profit increased by 12.5% to £127m.  “We are encouraged...

Harrods boss wants more rich visitors – are tourists turned off by the UK...

Michael Ward, the Managing Director of luxury department store Harrods has warned that government policies are deterring wealthy visitors from the UK.  Ward has cautioned that...

Troubled waters – Cenkos plots changes for Debenhams

City Broker Cenkos is making bold moves towards instigating a change of leadership at department store giant, Debenhams, with a particular focus on CEO...

House of Fraser sees 30% e-commerce growth

In half-year results posted today, House of Fraser recorded like-for-like sales growth of 6.5% and a 30.8% jump in online sales. For the department...

Creating a multichannel approach: House of Fraser appoints new CIO

House of Fraser has poached John Lewis‘ CTO Julian Burnett, who will take on a role as Chief Information Officer at the former retailer effective 5th October 2015.  Burnett...

Matalan Direct expands into beds and bedroom furniture

Matalan Direct has expanded its home improvements offering, adding beds and bedroom furniture to its existing bathroom range. The latest category addition marks the...

Feature Resource

What will your workforce want and need,  now and in the...

Today's on-demand consumer mentality means businesses now operate in an ‘always-on’ economy. To meet customer demand for 24/7 access to products and services, businesses...