Monthly Archives: July 2012

Another British chain comes to Australia: Five lessons from fast fashion retailer River Island

British fashion chain River Island is headed for Australian shores after entering into a “partnership” with Australian company Retail Apparel Group. The fashion chain is following overseas retailers such as UK-based TopShop and Spanish chain Zara into the Australian market. … Continue reading

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John Lewis confirms IT restructuring consultation

According to The Register, the company had started a 90-day consultation process for making staff redundant. It noted in its report that 90-day consultation processes are required in situations where companies plan to cut more than 100 staff. A John … Continue reading

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Dolce & Gabbana opens first UK airport store at Heathrow T5

Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has opened its first UK airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5. The 1,076sq ft store offers passengers a wide range of men’s and women’s accessories, including bags, shoes, small leathergoods, foulards and sunglasses. … Continue reading

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JJB turnaround specialist joined by former La Senza director

A FORMER director of La Senza, the lingerie chain that collapsed into administration earlier this year, is to tackle the turnaround of struggling retailer JJB Sports. Beverley Williams, who takes on the chief executive’s role vacated by Keith Jones last … Continue reading

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Edcon, House of Busby granted Topshop franchise rights in SA

EDCON and House of Busby have been granted the South African franchise rights for Topshop and Topman, the UK-based fashion retail chains. The first branches will be standalone stores, with a flagship, 950m² Topshop and Topman store to open in … Continue reading

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Mr Price online offering goes live

Mr Price online offering goes live Mr Price on Monday went live with its online retail offering, which, according to CEO Stuart Bird, would enable the company to further strengthen relationships with its target customers. According to Mr Price’s research, … Continue reading

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Chinese brands coming to the British high street

Chinese brands coming to the British high street “Made in China” is usually what it says on clothing labels, but ambitious Chinese retailers are now looking to make their own brands household names in the UK. The high street is … Continue reading

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