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CBI survives as members vote in its favour
Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
Simply Be owner N Brown struggles in tough environment
Struggling e-tailer N Brown will have been hoping that better results in the fourth quarter could boost its full-year numbers after Q3 had seen revenues falling in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
Pepco Group's value strength continues to resonate in H1
Consumers searching for value in these tough economic times continue to be core to European value retail giant Pepco’s impressive performance.
UK May fashion spend is weak say Barclays and BRC
Britain's retail and consumer spending was sluggish in May, two reports showed on Tuesday, with the latest figures from the British retail Consortium and from Barclays offering up bad news for the fashion sector.
Rab and Lowe Alpine owner reveals next stage in transparency programme
British outdoor company Equip Outdoor Technologies, owner of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, has announced the next stage in its Material Facts sustainability programme.
Chelsea retailers asked to sign tougher leases as neighbourhood booms
Tenants of Cadogan Estates — the landlord controlling vast swathes of London’s Chelsea — are having to sign inflation-linked leases and put down “hefty deposits”, a newspaper report has claimed.
Giorgio Armani Mare starts resort and city pop-up tour
As consumers globally get the travel bug again, Giorgio Armani Mare is backing its SS23 offer via a series of pop-ups in “the most important cities and destinations in Europe and Asia”.
Gap settles Patagonia trademark lawsuit over 'iconic' pocket design
Outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia Inc has settled its lawsuit accusing Gap Inc of illegally copying the "iconic" snapped flap pocket that the company has long featured on its fleece outerwear.
Ikea stores owner Ingka starts on first New Zealand store
Ikea stores owner Ingka group has announced the official start of work on its delayed first store in New Zealand, which it predicts will be followed by other outlets in the Asia-Pacific region.
M&S to take further inflation hit as it commits to holding back-to-school prices
With the cost-of-living crisis set to make the back-to-school period a particularly difficult time for many UK parents, M&S said Thursday it aims to protect the price of its school uniforms offer for a third year.
In Los Angeles' Arts District, Al's General Store showcases tomorrow's new designers
Located at former punk club Al's Bar, Al's General Store brings together emerging brands. FashionNetwork.com sat down with founder and creative director Colin T. McCarthy to talk about the dynamics of the Arts District.
Physical stores boom, but don't neglect omnichannel says retail think tank
The members of the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) have been looking at the retail market again and are questioning whether an online-only model is still viable.
Cavalli kicks off summer collection tour with Selfridges show and pop-up
There are special collections and really special collections and the latest from Roberto Cavalli, that’s set to make waves at Selfridges, is undeniably one of the latter.
Ikea stores owner Ingka buys warehouse software firm Made4Net
The largest owner of IKEA stores has acquired supply chain software firm Made4Net as the Swedish furniture retailer plans a major expansion in the United States and aims to grow its online sales.
UK footfall enjoys spring positives in latest week... but not Central London
The positives certainly came together for UK retail in the 21-27 May trading week. The run-up to school half-term week, the late May public holiday weekend and good spring weather all contributed to strengthen footfall.
Matalan's interim buying chief becomes trading head as changes at firm continue
Matalan has made a key change to its line-up as it continues to transform itself under new owners. Interim buying and merchandising director Ben Smith is now chief trading officer, reporting to CEO Jo Whitfield,