Joules has ended its search for a new chief financial officer, appointing Caroline York to the post. She joins the family lifestyle retailer no later than September from price comparison business Moneysupermarket Group.
The H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg collection launches next week featuring the “bold prints that von Furstenberg is renowned for, such as zebra and leopard, a kissable lip pattern and abstract signature lettering”.
Predictions of poor Easter Weekend retail footfall ahead of the reopening of non-essential retail on 12 April were wide of the mark as activity across all destinations for the latest week increased again, figures show.
The number of UK jobs and stores lost in pandemic-hit retail continues to rise. Since non-essential stores were first forced to close a year ago, almost 190,000 jobs have gone and 15,153 stores have closed, figures show.
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.
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.
It’s a case of la dolce vita for Primark. True to its word, the value clothing and lifestyle retailer is back on the international expansion trail, announcing it will dramatically increase its presence in Italy.
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.
Giorgio Armani, the proud owner of several major yachts, is to design a new Admiral superyacht for a mystery client, working with the Italian Sea Group to build the motor craft, which will be 72 meters long.
UK store retailers in England have been handed an added trading bonus with the introduction of extended opening hours. Stores will be able to trade from 7am to 10pm for six days a week when they reopen from 12 April.