There appears to be a question mark around the space given over to fashion in M&S’s physical stores in the future as the company appears to be preparing to focus even more heavily on food than it has done until now.
The embattled UK retail industry was dealt another blow on Friday after news emerged that Arcadia is considering a restructuring process which could result in significant store closures and job losses.
Zalando has launched a change of approach as it “refines its private labels assortment to pursue a complementary strategy with partner brands.” The result is the end of the private label business within its zLabels op.
H&M isn’t exactly known for sharing lots of information when it release its quarterly sales figures so on Friday its Q1 numbers were frustratingly short on detail, apart from showing that sales are rising.
UK online fashion shoppers are buying trainers and tops more than any other products and are influenced by social media, while price, choice and convenience are driving factors for fashion shoppers to buy online.
Oasis has unveiled a refreshed brand identity as well as a new ad campaign featuring inspirational ambassadors, and a deeper omnichannel focus as consumer behaviour changes and social media becomes more important.
It was a mixed set of results for French connection on Tuesday as the struggling fashion retailer reported an underlying "return to profitability" but still a lot of work to do and key metrics remaining negative.
Brighton will see a £100 million retail development opening next month as the coastal town continues to transform its shopping offer with a massive makeover of parts of the historic Lanes shopping district.