The alternative digital tech trade event created six years ago wants to expand outside France by acquiring local event organisers in Europe, targeting Spain and Italy, as well as the UK, Canada and the USA.
Sports Direct's latest acquisition is a retail park in Hertfordshire that it bought for a third of the price paid by its previous owners. The company said it's planning to transform it into an aspirational destination.
Inditex’s Zara has seen its UK profits falling even though sales there have continued to rise. Full-year 2018/19 sales rose around 10% to £772.5m, but profits were halved as selling and distribution costs rose 7%.
Skechers has added another mark to its scorecard in its ongoing feud with Nike, as a judge has ruled in the California-based footwear company’s favor in a trademark infringement case concerning Nike’s Converse brand.
Last week’s Brexit deal and the pulling of Saturday’s Parliamentary vote have left the UK retail sector back where it has been for the last three+ years, facing an uncertain future as consumers shun unnecessary spending.
Monsoon Accessorize is facing a potential existential threat, new accounts have shown. It may have managed to push through a CVA this summer with no store closures, but the new documents show it's not in the clear yet.
Bonmarché went into administration as the week ended, with tougher-than-ever trading conditions making a turnaround unlikely. Nearly 2,900 jobs are at risk but its 318 stores will stay open while a buyer is sought.
Figaret Paris CEO Eléonore Baudry is the guest this week on the LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork.com podcast. The executive discusses in this French-language episode the plans to reinvigorate the accessible luxury label.
Crystal specialist Swarovski has chosen Milan and Italy as the first venue of its new Crystal Studio retail format, based on interactivity and digital tech, which will be replicated with various adaptations worldwide.
The showrooms that took place on the sidelines of the recent Paris Fashion Week introduced a new generation of designers to buyers and the press. FashionNetwork.com takes a look at some of the stand-out brands.