E-sales surged at UK value fashion retailer Bonmarché in the 13 weeks to December 30. But that was the best news in its trading update on Friday as the year ended on a pretty bleak note with falling store sales.
Slated for Tranoï, which debuts this Friday, Arche - known for its shoes sprinkled in colour - will celebrate 50 years with a new pop-up store that will travel across four capitals, reflecting its international acclaim.
Topshop owner Arcadia has given its suppliers notice that it expects a 2% discount on orders, citing the tough retail environment and higher costs, and leading analysts to question how weak current trading might be.
Primark remained the star brand in owner ABF's portfolio in the Christmas trading period, despite some tough times in Europe early in the season. It was helped by UK strength and a European recovery after a weak October.