Thursday, October 17, 2019
Ted Baker CEO Lindsay Page Ari Hoffman Ray Kelvin

Ted Baker hires ex-Scotch and Soda CEO as new US boss

Ted Baker has appointed the former chief executive of Dutch fashion retailer Scotch and Soda, Ari Hoffman, as chief executive
Asos trading update Nick Beighton CEO

Asos profits dive 68% despite sales smashing £2.7bn

Asos has reported that profits have plunged by 68 per cent to £33.1 million in the year to August 31, despite sales increasing
Factory workers producing Lululemon apparel are reportedly being physically and verbally abused at a Bangladeshi factory. Young female factory workers told The Guardian how they struggled to survive on meagre wages and the regular threat of physical violence and  humiliation.

Lululemon factory workers reportedly abused at work

Factory workers producing Lululemon apparel are reportedly being physically and verbally abused at a Bangladeshi factory.
Asos marketplace charity Alex Cousins

Asos Marketplace to improve charity boutique concept

Asos has revealed it is expanding its charity boutique concept on its Marketplace platform this autumn.
Thomas Pink trading update Pink Shirtmaker

Thomas Pink full-year losses reach £23m

Thomas Pink has reported that its operating losses widened by 20 per cent to £23.5 million in the year to December 31 2018.
Select administration CVA Cafer Mahiroglu

Select full-year profits fail to offset £61m loss

Select has reported that its operating profit was £2 million in the year to December 2 2018, compared to a loss of £15.5 million
Rental service Rent the Runway clothing

Are rental services viable for retailers?

Just how viable are rental schemes for retailers?
LK Bennett’s first bricks-and-mortar store which opened in 1990 will close its doors on October 29. Linda Bennett founded the company after investing £13,000 of her savings and a £15,000 bank loan to open the store.

LK Bennett closes its first ever bricks-and-mortar store

LK Bennett’s first bricks-and-mortar store, in Wimbledon, which opened in 1990 will close its doors on October 29.
Laura Ashley joint operating chief Sean Anglim resigns

Laura Ashley joint operating chief Sean Anglim resigns

Laura Ashley has announced the resignation of Sean Anglim, its finance director and joint chief operating officer.
Matalan Jason Hargreaves Q2 trading update

Matalan Q2 profits fall 28% during “extremely tough trading”

Matalan has recorded a drop in its second-quarter profits thanks to “awful” spring weather.

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