Sportswear brand Castore has raised £7.5m in funding to support its expansion into professional team sports, launch its footwear range and accelerate international growth.
As the competition watchdog decides whether to block JD Sports Fashion’s takeover of rival Footasylum, Drapers explores what the “landmark ruling” will mean for the future of the fashion retail sector.
Fashion etailer SilkFred has snapped up Manchester-based “disability conscious” fashion brand Kintsugi Clothing, which it now stocks online.
Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has raised the alarm over the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on the audit of multinationals with considerable operations or subsidiaries in China.&nbs
The owner of struggling Laura Ashley is in talks with one of its lenders to secure fresh working capital so the retailer can continue to trade.&nbs
The British Retail Consortium has called for the government to negotiate a zero-tariff agreement that minimises regulatory checks.
Independent footwear retailers are feeling cautious and have reined in their spending for autumn 20 as a result of tough trading.
Primark will open the doors to its first ever pop-up store at Boxpark in East London’s Shoreditch next week.
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for the new chancellor of the exchequer to honour business rates reform pledges made by his predecessor.&nbs
Matchesfashion appoints a new CEO, and M&S hires a new head of menswear buying and chief financial officer.
Property developers Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson have put plans to build a new shopping centre in Croydon on hold again.&nbs
Frasers Group, formally known as Sports Direct International, has backed the British Retail Consortium’s business rates campaign calling for the government to “significantly modify” the current system.
The European Commission has left its economic forecast unchanged for this year and 2021, warning that several eurozone member states may see more sluggish growth. &nbs
The number of infections from the coronavirus has risen sharply after health officials in China’s Hubei formed a new broader definition used to diagnose cases, leading to further store closures and supply chain issues in the country.
Sweden-based lifestyle brand Gant is launching a selected rental service for spring 20 as part of its new sustainability initiatives.
International online fashion magazine Who What Wear has launched a new clothing, accessories and footwear collection in the UK and European markets. Katherine Power, CEO and co-founder, speaks to Drapers to reveal more.&nbs
Mango has launched a 14-piece denim collection made from sustainable cotton.
Marks & Spencer is closing two regional distribution centres in Long Eaton and Thorncliffe, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk.
Fast fashion etailer I Saw It First is launching wholesale next month, having appointed Just a Group as its global agent.&nbs
US fast fashion retailer Forever 21 has been given the green light by a bankruptcy judge to be subsumed by two of its largest landlords.&nbs
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Rent the Runway has hired a raft of former Amazon executives to head up its supply chain operations. The post Rent the Runway hires string of former Amazon executives after last year’s logistics collapse appeared first on Retail Gazette.
Hammerson has announced the appointment of Simon Betty to lead its City Quarters strategy. The post Hammerson appoints Simon Betty to lead City Quarters strategy appeared first on Retail Gazette.
Visitor numbers at luxury shopping outlet Bicester Village have reportedly dropped due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The post Bicester Village suffers 85% shopper decline over coronavirus fears appeared first on Retail Gazette.
Arket has poached the design and collaborations director of H&M, Pernilla Wohlfahrt, as its new managing director. The post Arket hires H&M design exec as managing director appeared first on Retail Gazette.
Adidas has appointed Thomas Rabe as its new chairman after a board meeting on February 13. The post Adidas promotes existing board member Thomas Rabe to chairman appeared first on Retail Gazette.