Hudson’s Bay bans fur
Department store chain Hudson’s Bay announced this week that it no longer sells products made from animal fur.
Shein pop-ups heading to Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff
Global fashion and lifestyle e-tailer Shein is taking the brand on a physical tour this spring on two fronts: via a pop-up store and ‘glam’ bus.
Landsec retail prize winner will be offered pop-up in Leeds or Wandsworth
Landsec is again offering up-and-coming retailers the chance to win a month-long pop-up space at one of the commercial property giant’s prime retail destinations.
Dr Martens appoints Harrison non-exec
Andrew Harrison looks to be the right man for the Dr Martens board vacancy for an Independent Non-Executive Director.
GfK UK consumer confidence rises again in March
UK consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in March following a dark period of consecutive declines going back to last autumn. Admittedly, it’s still in negative territory though.
Struggling department store group Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof hires former director
Olivier van den Bossche, former head of Kaufhof, has taken charge of the department store group, which is about to exit its second receivership procedure in three years, with extensive store closures forthcoming.
UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
M&S spring style campaign puts bigger focus on men's and kidswear
M&S has unveiled its spring style marketing campaign and it’s interesting that the company said the campaign “has an upweighted focus on kids and menswear".
Walmart laying off hundreds of U.S. workers at five e-commerce fulfillment centers
Hundreds of workers at five U.S. Walmart facilities that fulfill e-commerce orders are being asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations, a spokesperson confirmed to Reuters.
Flax: a key study to establish the sector's priority issues
The Alliance for European Flax and Hemp unveiled, on March 21 at the Petit Palais in Paris, a key study in the sector's expansion strategy, from the reliability of crops to exchanges with brands and designers.
eBay promotes Williams to top UK role
Digital marketplace eBay has promoted its UK chief marketing officer Eve Williams to become vice-president and general manager of eBay UK. She replaces Murray Lambell, who held the post since 2020.
Praise and criticism for European Commission's greenwashing directive
The European Commission’s latest proposals on tackling greenwashing have been welcomed, but also criticised for not pursuing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) or any other standard methodology.
H&M x Mugler: First look at May collab
H&M has shared more details of its Mugler collab that will be launching in May with the company, calling it a "landmark partnership" via a collection helmed by Mugler’s creative director Casey Cadwallader.
Puig annual revenues up 40% in 2022 to €3.6 billion
Annual revenues at Puig, the diversified Spanish fragrance, beauty and fashion group grew by a whopping 40% in 2022 to €3.620 billion, as the company accelerated out of the pandemic.
Joe Browns announces plans for 10 new stores
Joe Browns is to open 10 stores across the UK by the end of 2024 a big expansion from its current two stores. And it will dip its toe in the water of franchising with an additional location to open soon in Cumbria.
Royal College of Art gets top global art and design accolade for ninth year running
When it comes to long-standing accolades, The Royal College of Art (RCA) can have few rivals. The London institution has been ranked No 1 university for art & design internationally for the ninth consecutive year.