Tesco has announced it will be cutting around 4,500 jobs in the UK as part of a plan to “simplify and reduce processes and administrative tasks” across all of its 153 Tesco Metro stores. The supermarket chain said the changes will allow it to better serve its shoppers and to run its business more sustainably. […]

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley could close as many as two-thirds of the 59 original House of Fraser stores, The Financial Times reports, citing an anonymous person in regular contact with the retail tycoon. “All he needs is 15-20 refurbished stores trading in the Frasers format. Around 20 will almost […]

Zara’s parent company announced in March that its Zara Home business would be partially integrated into the Zara brand, with some stores to stock a selection of home and loungewear in addition to its fashion ranges. Zara Home has been expanding of late, and this week the Spanish fashion giant added […]

For the launch of its Fall-Winter 2019-2020 ready-to-wear collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior has opened the doors of its pop-up store in Harrods, running from 3-31 August. The pop-up features a selection of ready-to-wear, footwear and bags such as the Dior Book Tote which is available in leather, […]

British lifestyle brand Jack Wills has two potential buyers to avoid it falling into administration. Sports Director founder Mike Ashley and Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s billionaire CEO Philip Day are the last bidders left to buy the company, according to Sky News. Devon-based Jack Wills employs over 1,800 […]

DHL Parcel UK is enhancing its ServicePoint service, which allows consumers to 'Send, Collect or Return’ parcels from a local store, with a new partnership with PayPoint, the UK's largest click and collect operator. The deal will build upon on the existing click and collect service, DHL Parcel’s ServicePoint, […]

Multi-channel home shopping retailer, Ideal Shopping Direct, has inked a deal with ITV to broadcast its live shopping hours from Ideal World on ITV1. The deal will see Ideal Shopping Direct simulcasting broadcasts to ITV, nightly between midnight and 3am from this month, as the home shopping retailer […]

Debenhams is building on its womenswear offering with the launch of two new in-house labels this Autumn. Debenhams’ managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook told Drapers that the company is “showing pockets of growth” despite a slow start to the summer, adding that its womenswear category was […]

A new premium womenswear brand inspired by 1970s fashion is launching this month. Graysey was founded by husband and wife team Natasha and Doug Grays, and takes inspiration from icons such as Ali McGraw, Jane Birkin and Debbie Harry. The non-seasonal brand will have a focus on sustainable processes […]

The Crown Estate has opened two new retail and leisure phases of its Rushden Lakes development in Northamptonshire. The 172,000 square foot extension adds 10 new retail brands, including Barbour, as well as 14 cafes and restaurants, and five leisure and entertainment brands to the destination. The Garden […]

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