Value retail giant Primark is going from strength to strength we learned Thursday morning as parent company Associated British Foods issued an upbeat trading update. Its UK stores are strong, as is Italy and the US.
River Island has announced a link-up with Ashish Gupta of the Ashish label as its penultimate Design Forum collaboration, with the designer being the first in the series to come up with a gender-neutral collection.
The UK plus-size market has been growing fast and this year, 20% of all womenswear spending will be on plus-size garments. That’s £1 out of every £5, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Big chains and brands must learn from the more dynamic smaller players in the market, to think about technology, tap into their customers' lifestyles and avoid the squeezed middle says brand strategy guru Camilla Crane.
H&M has opened its largest store in the UK and Ireland, a 5,070 sq mt multi-storey space at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, London. The new flagship is also one of the largest in H&M’s global portfolio.
Cosmopolitan, the biggest magazine brand in the world, has launched an interesting new marketing tool in the UK that can be used by retailers to maximise the impact of their brands by using social media influencers.
Workers in Britain making clothes for popular high street retailers like River Island and New Look are being paid less than half the minimum wage, an investigation by Britain's Channel 4 television has found.