Buy-now-pay-later lender Klarna has acquired fledgling social shopping platform Hero for around £115 million, according to people familiar with the deal. It will be added to Klarna’s platform of 250,000 retail partners.
Ted Baker’s twice-delayed full-year results looked grim on Monday as the fashion retailer announced a 44%+ drop in revenue and a pre-tax loss that widened by almost 39%. But its CEO was upbeat about its prospects.
Ted Baker has signed an extension to its revolving credit facility with its existing lending syndicate. Pinning down long-term funding has been a key focus of fashion retailers after the devastation caused by Covid.
A growing number of fashion brands and retailers are switching from traditional clearance channels to its premium e-commerce marketplace for fashion and beauty, Secret Sales claims after its first year in business.
As fashion rental services go this is claiming to be a UK first. US-based B2B rental tech platform CaaStle is expanding overseas to power a subscription rental service with UK menswear retailer Moss Bros from 20 April.
April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.