As a result of the renewed officially ordered closure of 169 of the total of 171 stores until at least the end of January 2021, the management board of Adler Modemärkte AG has decided to file an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings in self-administration with the local court of Aschaffenburg. […]

Reuters has reported that the United States says it will suspend certain tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags, and other imports in retaliation of a digital services tax Washington says will harm U.S. tech firms. The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said the 25 parent tariffs on French imports, valued […]

The United States has scrapped a new tariff on French goods in retaliation for a digital services tax. Goods including cosmetics, handbags and luxury items would have been subject to a 25 percent import tax. The U.S. is investigating the digital tax which it says could harm its native tech companies. […]

Sportswear giant JD Sports has acquired independent menswear retailer Wellgosh for an undisclosed sum. JD Sports confirmed the acquisition in an email to FashionUnited. Wellgosh was founded 30 years ago by Pete Turner in Leicester’s Silver Arcade. It comes after JD Sports acquired US footwear retailer […]

Spanish fashion giant Inditex is reportedly set to close all its Bershka, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius stores in China. Bershka currently has 34 stores in mainland China, Pull & Bear has 37, and Stradivarius has 22. The stores could be closed as soon as January, WWD reports, citing anonymous sources. […]

Debenhams has closed its Irish website citing uncertainty around post-Brexit trading rules. Last month, it was revealed that Debenhams would begin winding down its business and closing its 124 stores after last-minute takeover talks fell through. The move put 12,000 jobs at risk. Since then, the business […]

Asos has announced plans to employ 2,000 people at a new 90 million pound fulfilment centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire, over the next three years. The 437,000 square foot warehouse, a joint venture between AEW and Allianz Real Estate, is based at Fradley Park and will be operational within 12 months, […]

Marks & Spencer has reported a slump in sales for the typically busy Christmas period, driven by significant drops in its clothing and homeware departments. For the 13 Weeks to 26 December, group Q3 sales dropped 8.4 percent to 2.77 billion pounds. UK sales fell 8.2 percent, or 7.6 percent on a like-for-like […]

Luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand House of Hackney has confirmed that they have been certified as a B Corp business, meaning that that met the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To achieve B Corp certification, House […]

Online fashion retailer The Bias Cut has reported record sales during the holiday season, up 463 percent compared to December 2019. Social media played a key role in the company’s success, with sales via Instagram up by 479 percent from the same period last year. The British retailer said it saw a particular […]

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