River island is boosting its presence abroad with the British fashion chain opening in Canada in a deal with major retailer The Bay that currently takes in the webstore but will be expanded to stores next year.
Much of the attention around the bidding for Arcadia's brands has been focused on big names such as Boohoo, Frasers, and Authentic Brands too. But reports suggest as many as 40 parties have registered their interest.
UK retailers are urging strong government action as they deal with the Leicester garment factory scandal. The main company in the spotlight, Boohoo Group, and others are calling for a factory licensing system.
Spanish artificial intelligence retail specialist Nextail has been a named a 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for its “contribution towards driving responsible models of consumption”.