Category Archives: International

Dubai retailer Forever Rose to open hotels in London and GCC

The Dubai retailer Forever Rose is to expand into hotels, with the first one in central London, on expectations that tourism between the United Kingdom and the Arabian Gulf region will remain buoyant despite the vote to leave the European … Continue reading

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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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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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Bebe Stores appoints ex-Lacoste executive as CEO

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc named retail industry veteran Steve Birkhold as its new chief executive as it looks to turn around its business amid declines in same-store sales. The company also reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter sales, hit by a … Continue reading

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McDonald's rebrands to Macca's in Australia

The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs at selected stores across the country to the affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration of Australia Day, which falls on January 26 – a move that is its first … Continue reading

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