By guest authorAva Szajna-Hopgood of Retail Gazette Ted Baker signs new clothing deal with Next Agreement replaces current licensing deal with Debenhams Both companies will sell the children’s wear products through Next’s retail and wholesale business and Ted Baker websites The fashion retailer has signed a five year deal with Next to produce and sell … More Next signs Ted Baker children’s wear licence deal
By guest author Ava Szajna-Hopgood from Retail Gazette Sports Direct shuts 8 Jack Wills stores Mike Ashley’s retail group says it will endeavour to redeploy the staff affected elsewhere within Jack Wills Sports Direct still believed to be seeking to slash Jack Wills rents to zero Sports Direct has shut eight Jack Wills stores after … More Sports Direct closes eight Jack Wills stores
By guest author Elias Jahshan from Retail Gazette Harpenne is a separate brand to River Island – aimed at a different demographic. It is starting as an online-only brand sold through its own website and on Next Labels. We have created a brand that is less about age and more about attitude. We are not … More How will Harpenne fit in with River Island?
The pop-up shop celebrated the 50th anniversary of a 23-year-old sneaker By guest author Ilyse Liffreing from Ad Age Adidas released its original Ozweego shoe in 1996. To unveil the latest iteration of the sneaker, Adidas Originals is jumping into the future to the year 2048 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 90’s-born shoe. … More Adidas opens a ‘Newsstand of the Future’ to release its latest shoe
Any sign that China is weaning itself off unsustainable credit booms deserves some celebration By guest author Mike Bird from Wall Street Journal. Mike Bird is a Hong Kong-based reporter covering financial markets across Asia. He previously worked in the Journal’s London bureau, where he wrote about markets with a particular focus on currencies. A … More The Good News behind China’s Dreadful Economic Numbers
By guest author Geoffrey Smith from Fortune The Retail Apocalypse is far from over Over 7000 store closings have already been announced in 2019. Europe’s fast fashion giants may have been slow to wake up to the threat posed by e-commerce, but it looks more and more like they have raised their game enough to … More H&M and Zara are closing stores to Get Ahead