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.
On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.