H&M is continuing its ambitious store opening programme in Britain with its Weekday brand set to open a second store, in London, just shortly after its debut on a section of Regent Street where H&M brands dominate.
Ted Baker is working to make the online and offline shopping seamless with a new ordering and payments initiative that lets staff help shoppers buy items online while in its shops using PayPal Here tech.
H&M has just filed its UK results for the year to November 30 2016 and the figures confirm how tough fashion retailers had it last year with sales and profits broadly flat despite more stores in its third biggest market.
Owners Morleys blamed the nearby Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and the challenging trading environment for the decline of the 125-year old department store. Bodgers is expected to close in February.