The company is bringing together senior representatives from brands including Missguided, Selfridges and Burberry to talk about modern slavery in the apparel sector and increasing transparency in the supply chain.
French Connection is still lossmaking and margins are down but there's news to be cheerful about too as its new concept store outperforms, wholesale turnover rises, e-tail makes up a third of sales and m-commerce surges.
Intu’s affiliate website, which features nearly 500 brands, delivered online sales for retailers of £9 million in 2017, confirming the company’s continued investment in digital technology and innovation.
While existing operators of shopping centres and landlords of town centre stores, often protest against plans for new malls nearby, it appears that the opening of the Westgate Centre has actually helped local stores.
Furniture giant DFS, which holds French Connection and Joules licenses, saw a sharp drop in its annual profits after a “significant deterioration in the consumer market” hurt sales in the second half of the year.
170,000 sq ft Angel Central is to receive a new link bridge, a new lighting system, cladding and upgraded flooring, as well as three new restaurants with vibrant new alfresco space enhancing the existing leisure offer.
French Connection had some good news on Tuesday with an improving performance and Veryexclusive's Sarah Curran joining the board. But its turnaround is still far from certain as losses continue and sales are still down.