There was some good news coming out of Marks & Spencer for once on Friday as it upgraded its profit outlook after shoppers went online to buy more of its revamped clothing offer and also bought plenty of its foods.
Fashion e-tailer N Brown has delivered full-year results for the period to the end of February and it's no surprise that they were weaker than the previous financial year. But the company seemed upbeat for the future.
The H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg collection launches next week featuring the “bold prints that von Furstenberg is renowned for, such as zebra and leopard, a kissable lip pattern and abstract signature lettering”.
The headline news may have been about John Lewis's pre-tax loss of £517m in the year to January. But more newsworthy was that it said “we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown”.
Retail giant Inditex hasn’t come out of the pandemic year unscathed. But the strength of its business model appears to have carried it through so far and its performance since its fiscal year ended has been encouraging
Priced from $3 to $150 with most items under $25, the collection includes home items like tableware, quilts and pillows, pet apparel and accessories, as well as apparel like Levi's trucker jackets and sleepwear.
Boohoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought the Debenhams brand for £55m. It will use it to move into beauty and homewares, extend its own brand offering, operate a giant online marketplace and grow internationally.
H&M Group has soft-launched an interesting new venture with Singular Society, a first-of-its-kind members brand that gives those who sign up “access to uncompromised life essentials at the price they cost to make”.