Next CEO Lord Simon Wolfson has said business rates for high street retailers should be slashed by 35 percent and warned a vast number of stores could be forced to close if the government doesn’t take action. Speaking to the BBC, Wolfson said the current system was “unfair” to bricks and mortar retailers, […]

Spanish clothing and manufacturing company Mango has reinvented its store image to reflect changing consumer behavior while being influenced by Mediterranean culture and style. The company said new stores were built with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. Energy-saving lights, temperature […]

Female garment factory workers in the UK have statistically significantly higher death rates related to the coronavirus than the rate among other women of the same age in the population, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the ‘assemblers and routine operatives’ category - which […]

Nordic fashion and lifestyle brand Arket is to open its first flagship store in Seoul, Korea on February 26. Located inside The Hyundai Seoul, a new department store in the centre of Yeouido, the new store will mark Arket’s first physical destination in Asia. Arket managing director, Pernilla Wohlfahrt, […]

Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste are the latest brands to sign up for space at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, a major new fashion destination set to open in the spring. The new announcements join a line-up that includes Gant, Radley, Under Armour, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, […]

The John Lewis Partnership has been announced as the first retailer to sign up to the Prince of Wales’ ‘Terra Carta’, which forms part of HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative, a charter that puts nature, people and planet at the heart of global business. Launched in January 2021, the ‘Terra Carta’ (earth […]

Fashwire, a global fashion shopping marketplace, has launched its sister brand Barzzé Beauty. The beauty marketplace aims to offer a distribution channel to emerging and established brands. Fashwire said the global market offers a one-stop solution for personalization, innovation, and consumer business […]

Luxury fashion platform Farfetch is teaming up with The Restory to power its luxury aftercare service, Farfetch Fix. The services available will be provided directly by The Restory, who have become known as innovators in luxury aftercare, developing a wide range of techniques to repair and restore shoes, […]

H&M has teamed up with Swedish logistics company Budbee to offer a more sustainable and flexible delivery service for its customers in the Netherlands. Stockholm-based Budbee has compensated 110 percent of the emissions it has generated to date and by 2022 plans to have 100 percent fossil-free delivery. […]

Westminster City Council has announced “ambitious” new plans to “revive” Oxford Street and the surrounding area, an iconic shopping hub in London and key attraction for luxury tourists. The new Oxford Street District (OSD) framework, developed with key strategic partners, hopes to “ensure the successful […]

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