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JD Williams unveils Anise sustainable fashion range 6 hours ago

Fashion and homewares retailer JD Williams has launched a new sustainable own-brand clothing range called Anise. Designed in-house, the collection features premium, sustainable fabrics and embraces manufacturing initiatives that have less of an impact on the environment. The move forms part of parent company N Brown’s wider sustainability strategy and its commitment...

Wren Kitchens surges towards £1b annual sales mark after 30% growth in 2021 6 hours ago

Wren Kitchens generated its strongest growth to date in 2021, with sales closing in on the £1 billion mark after a 30 per cent uplift. The northern Lincolnshire manufacturing-to-retail giant recorded turnover at £916.5 million, up from £703.1 million in 2020. And employee numbers have spiralled alongside the numbers, with almost...

Shoe Zone swings to profit 6 hours ago

Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has swung to a profit in its first half after it benefited from strong in-store and online sales. In the six months to 2 April, pre-tax profit came in at £3.1 million compared to a loss of £2.6 million a year earlier. Revenue was also up, climbing by...

M&S to open new store in Lakeside 1 day ago

Marks & Spencer is to move its current store at Lakeside to new improved unit at the SGS owned shopping centre. Due to launch in the spring of 2023, the new store will have 98,000 square feet of net selling space and will offer customers M&S products across its new Foodhall...

Retail footfall down last week 1 day ago

UK retail footfall edged down 0.7% last week from the week before, although high streets saw the number of visitors rise by the same percentage. The decline was a result of shopping centres and retail parks seeing footfall drop by 2.3% and 1.8% respectively. The figures from retail specialist Springboard also reveal...

McDonald’s to leave Russian market 1 day ago

McDonald’s is to exit the Russian market after more than 30 years of operations in the country. The fast food retailer has also initiated a sales process for the business. The news follows McDonald’s announcement back in March that it had temporarily closed its restaurants in Russia and paused operations due to...

Rihanna to extend Fenty beauty to Africa 2 days ago

Rihanna is to introduce her successful Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin beauty lines across Africa later this month. In addition to best sellers such as Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, shoppers will be able to pick up the brand’s newest...

Boohoo drops NFT collection 2 days ago

Following the success of its first free NFT drop, Boohoo has partnered with four female artists from the NFT community  to create an  inclusive avatar collection. The online fashion retailer has teamed up with Amy Kilner, Reem El, Aoife O’Dwyer and Shar.eth on the initiative, which forms part of its commitment...

Greggs traded well in start to year 2 days ago

Greggs has said it traded well in the first 19 weeks of 2022 with like-for-likes in company managed stores up 27.4% year-on-year. Total sales in the period came in at £495 million compared to £378 million a year earlier.  The company said sales levels in larger cities and in office locations continue...

Adidas sports bra adverts banned 5 days ago

Adidas sports bra adverts which showed photographs of bare breasts have been banned for featuring explicit nudity. Images of the breasts of dozens of women of various skin colours, shapes and sizes in a grid format appeared on social media and two posters. The Advertising Standards Agency ruled that all three versions...

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