In a bid to return it its pre-pandemic-attraction highs, London’s West End is “back with a bang” this summer. The district is launching a a four-month campaign of 50 “uniquely thrilling experiences” for visitors.
Asda’s sales went into reverse in Q1 as the privately held supermarkets giant that owns the George clothing label suffered against tough comparisons with the year ago period and also from inflation hitting hard.
The next landmark fashion exhibition to be seen at the V&A in London will focus on Gabrielle Chanel. Opening next year, it will be the first time a major UK museum has dedicated an exhibit to the trailblazing designer.
UK retailer Superdrug has extended its partnership with lifestyle brand Skinnydip after a successful trial period. It also means the beauty specialist will be selling more non-beauty products, including fashion.
UK retailers reported just “average” sales for the time of year in May (0% from -24% in April), up from a weaker- than-normal previous month. But overall sales are expected to fall below seasonal norms again in June.
Etro, the luxury Italian label controlled by the L Catterton fund, has named Marco De Vincenzo as its new creative director. Starting early next month, he’ll be in charge of the women's, men's and home collections.
E-tailer Very Group has long embraced technology and now the owner of the Very and Littlewoods sites has announced plans to transform its Very.co.uk content management system through a new partnership with Amplience.
BNPL may be booming but a troubled global economy is still presenting challenges to operators in the segment and news has emerged that one of the biggest operators, Klarna, is cutting 10% of its workforce.