The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.
Luxury leathergoods brand Smythson's accounts show the year to March 29 2020 was a difficult one for the firm. But a sale and licence-back deal since then has offered stability and a digital focus is yielding rewards.
Next delivered a profits plunge and lower sales in its latest year. But given the Covid crisis during the period, its results on Thursday still showed it to be one of the more successful businesses in British fashion.
The Denver, Colorado-based owner of brands including Vans and The North Face has announced the appointment of Andreas Olsson, Massimo Ferrucci, Argu Secilmis and Stuart Pond to new roles in its EMEA leadership.
H&M reported its Q1 results on Wednesday and swung to a loss, but it said sales are recovering in March. Yet perhaps even more newsworthy was its ongoing effort to overcome its problems in China and “regain trust” there.
A group of investors and other funds are ramping up pressure on Western companies over alleged human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region, highlighting the challenges for brands trying to maintain business ties.
H&M has unveiled the latest Innovation Stories collection with the debut of Colour Story. The first drop was Science Story and this new drop “celebrates new, more sustainable methods of working with colour”.
Value retailer Studio Retail said its new CEO is in place. Paul Kendrick has been appointed to the top post as of now, replacing Phil Maudsley who retired and stepped down as a director of the company at the same time.