Fast-fashion e-tailer Boohoo, which reported strong Q1 sales up 45 percent last month, has been accused of fuelling the coronavirus spread in Leicester, after claims that the factories in its supply chain told staff to come into work during lockdown despite being sick. A report from Labour Behind the […]

Pricing power: a phenomenon well known to financial analysts and general management. It indicates the practice of a company to increase its prices in periods of economic hardening: it is a question - we understand it easily - to increase its margin to compensate for the fall in sales volumes. Not all […]

Shoe Zone PLC has announced the appointment of Peter Foot as Finance Director, with effect from July 6, 2020. The company said in a statement that Foot will replace Jonathan Fearn whose resignation has been accepted with effect from July 31, 2020. Commenting on Foot’s appointment, Anthony Smith, Chief […]

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation and application commerce company Poq have announced their collaborative plans to develop the first mobile app of American retailer Francesca’s. The app, which is scheduled to launch for iOS this summer, with Android to follow later this year, will enhance customer experience, […]

Spanish fashion brand Mango has said it attracted almost 900,000 new online customers during lockdown, bringing its active e-commerce customers to nearly six million. Mango’s online turnover increased by almost 50 percent between 15 March and 1 June compared to the same period last year. In that same […]

Twenty retailers, including Marks and Spencer, Amazon, Missguided and Next have signed the British Retail Consortium’s roadmap to tackle the causes of climate change. While many are concerned with the current coronavirus crisis, the British Retail Consortium is stating that climate change remains as […]

John Lewis has said it is “highly unlikely” it will reopen all 50 of its stores following lockdown. The British department store chain was forced to close all its stores in March for the first time in its 155-year history as part of the country’s Covid-19 response measures. Since non-essential stores […]

Primark owner Associated British Foods has reported that sales at the retailer dropped by 75 percent to 582 million pounds in the third quarter to June 20 due to the coronavirus lockdown, however, trading since stores reopened has been "reassuring and encouraging”. The budget fashion and homeware retailer […]

Suzy Menkes, the coiffed critic who put catwalk fashion on the map at the International Herald Tribune and later New York Times, is exiting her role at Vogue International. The news comes as the 2020 Condé Nast Luxury Conference is canceled, of which Menkes was curator and host. A statement on its website […]

The supervisory board of Hugo Boss Ag has appointed Oliver Timm as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) with effect from January 1, 2021. In this position, the company said in a statement, he will assume global responsibility for the group’s own retail operations as well as wholesale and e-commerce businesses. […]

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