Monthly Archives: June 2016

Skechers Unveils New U.K. Headquarters

Skechers has cut the ribbon on its new headquarters just north of London, in St. Albans, England. The 17,500-sq.-ft. building, which replaces Skechers former headquarters in the nearby town of Potters Bar, is one of many European openings for the … Continue reading

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WH Smith hires international operations director

WH Smith has appointed Gavin McKechnie as international operations director for its WH Smith Travel business. McKechnie has more than 15 years experience in the travel sector including seven years with World Duty Free. More recently he worked as VP … Continue reading

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Sir Philip Green to offer 1,000 BHS staff jobs at Arcadia retail empire

Sir Philip Green is to offer 1,000 BHS staff jobs at his Arcadia retail empire, a week after being grilled by MPs over the department store chain’s collapse. The workers are currently employed at Arcadia concessions, such as Dorothy Perkins … Continue reading

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Walmart announces Chinese partnership with JD.com

Walmart has announced a partnership with the Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com to help revive the US company’s struggling website Yihaodian. Walmart will give JD.com ownership of Yihaodian’s marketplace, including the brand, website and app. In exchange Walmart will take a … Continue reading

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Uniqlo’s struggles cause fashion chain to close stores

The fastest-growing retailers have hit the same speed bump that the rest of the industry slammed into last year. Tokyo-based Uniqlo — a 1,700-store global chain with 43 US stores and big plans to grow its portfolio here — is … Continue reading

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Shoe Zone appoints new chief executive

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has made a number of changes to its board of directors including the promotion of chief financial officer Nick Davis to the position of chief executive. Having joined the board at the time of Shoe … Continue reading

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