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M&S is doubling down on brands strategy, sees £1bn potential
M&S is reportedly ready to dive even deeper into selling external fashion brands alongside its own label in a move that would take it even closer to a traditional department store model.
Backlash starts over John Lewis potentially changing staff ownership structure
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has moved fast with reassurances that any outside investor s brought in won’t mean the end of the firm’s employee ownership model as criticism of what’s not even a definite plan has begun.
Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
Ann Summers chief Jacqueline Gold dies after breast cancer battle
Jacqueline Gold, executive chair of lingerie and sex toy retailer Ann Summers, has died aged 62, after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
H&M Group sales rise 12% in latest quarter
H&M Group delivered its provisional Q1 sales report on Wednesday and said sales in the three months to February rose a healthy 12% to SEK54.9 billion (€4.3bn/£4.9bn/$5.2bn).
Another strong year for Inditex as sales and profits beat inflation
Inditex’s full-year results on Wednesday saw the Spanish retail giant once again showing why it’s such a dominant force in fashion as sales and profits both soared.
M&S continues breast care/bra fit focus with London art installation
M&S has taken its breast care/bra-fit promotional campaigns into the art world. The UK retail giant introduced an “empowering” art installation on London’s South Bank, with female body-casting artist Lydia Reeves.
Women's fashion week: Ten trends for winter 2023-2024
From New York to London, Milan and Paris, designers have created high quality collections for Autumn-Winter 2023-2024, marking a return to formal elegance without losing sight of uninhibited sexyness.
Rokh, Abra, Mossi and Situationist: four different interpretations of avant-garde in Paris
Faced with the challenge of reinventing fashion, niche brands opted to collaborate with other international firms, master their tailoring skills or focus on environmental responsibility.
As buyers demand it, Bangladesh garment factories go green
Bangladesh's garment factories have long been known for producing low-cost garments in often harsh working conditions, but international pressure for more sustainable clothing production is starting to change that.
Deeny’s Dozen: The 12 best collections in the world this season
The runway season just ended marking a restoration of reined in chic, with brands and designers keen to capture new followers after the dark grind of the pandemic. We select the 12 most memorable fashion statements.
Ukrainian brands Bevza and Di Stavnitser showcase elegance and resilience in Paris
Resilience and adapting to a bleak backdrop mark the Ukrainian mindset and its fashion collections. FashionNetwork.com discuss business in times of war with firm Bevza and the newly launched brand Di Stavnitser.
Intimissimi names Jennifer Lopez as global brand ambassador
Italian lingerie and intimate apparel brand Intimissimi announced on Monday international icon Jennifer Lopez as its new global brand ambassador.
Germanier: Paris Fashion Week's most exciting new talent
Kevin Germanier is a Swiss with an Irish name who happens to be bursting with talent. As his zany, surrealist yet also commercial collection shown Monday in Christie’s Paris auction house fully displayed.