London trade show Pure has promoted Julie Driscoll to the role of managing director. She will drive the next step in Pure’s evolution as the event unveils a new campaign and website for its February show.
Debenhams CEO Sergio Bucher is planning to bring more ‘excitement’ into its stores by reducing clutter on the shop floor, and the company denied reports that it was asking for unreasonable supplier discounts.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.
WiggleCRC looks set to take over its German peer Bike24 in a deal reported to be worth more than £100m.Wiggle is a bikes-to-clothing-and-accessories specialist and is believed to be in advanced talks with Bike24.
Performance leisure and fitness retailer Realbuzz has opened a store at Liverpool One, kicking off an ambitious expansion programme that will see 30 stores open in the next two years in the UK, the US and Australia.
The retailer’s new department store in Oxford will offer shoppers a myriad of experiences, including a free personal styling service for men, ‘hotel style’ tours of the shop and eyebrow and nail treatments.
Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalises on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.