Thread and accessories manufacturer Coats UK has launched a thread collection tailor-made for the UK. The world market leader in thread production and zip fasteners is reshaping the business to support changing market needs. Coats UK works closely with customers to find the right thread for individual […]

Against speculation, Paul Myners is to remain as chairman of Marks & Spencer for the time being. Myners took over the role on an interim basis after the departure of Luc Vandevelde in May, and in partnership with new chief executive Stuart Rose saw off the takeover approach from Bhs and Arcadia […]

The combination of rising interest rates and poor weather hit UK retail sales in July, particularly for clothing retailers. The monthly BRC/KPMG retail sales monitor shows retail sales in July increased by 1.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis, with total growth of 4.3 per cent compared to a year earlier. […]

For those who remember the iconic Benetton logo sweatshirts from the early 1980s, the label has gone through the archives to bring us the retro Benetton Colour Project. This collection shows Benetton's colour trademark at its strongest, and with prices ranging from GBP32 to GBP65, it will prove hard […]

Europe's single most important Merchandise Planning & Price Optimisation conference will be held in London on the 22nd of September at the London Marriott in Mayfair. The conference will provide answers to the most important optimisation issues in the retail industry today, through best practice […]

Even Sarah Jessica Parker couldn't prevent the slowdown in sales at Gap. The American retail giant reported net sales of USD1.0 billion for the four-week period ended July 31, 2004, which represents a 3 percent decrease compared with net sales of USD1.1 billion for the same period ended August 2, 2003. […]

Italian fashion emperor Giorgio Armani cancelled all the ad placement orders with The New York Times after the newspaper had published a not-so-flattering review of his spring-summer 2005 collection. "The creative possibilities of Italian fashion were once clearly synonymous with the name of Giorgio […]

As the fashion pack are buying up the new autumn collections, a certain boho spirit is livening up wardrobes. The new look on the streets is definitely one of boho chic. Wearing lots of layers and combinations is, to the discerned fashion-follower, what makes putting your winter wardrobe together fun. […]

The boss who transformed the fortunes of Burberry has cemented her position as one of the City's highest-paid women by cashing in GBP5.4 million worth of shares. Rose Marie Bravo, a 53-year-old American, was given a 1 per cent share stake plus lucrative options when Burberry's parent company GUS floated […]

Forget your larder necessities, you can now buy your clothes and accessories at your local supermarket. Even better, Asda is extending the George brand to jewellery with the introduction of a new collection which will be sold exclusively at jewellery counters in its supermarkets. The 360-line range […]

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