Mothercare has issued upbeat news and some worrying figures too as a Q1 trading update showed UK comp sales rising. But in-store and online they've slowed from last year’s Q4, and global sales growth is proving elusive.
Sports Direct saw its profits taking a dive last year and currency effects are hitting margins hard. But new-gen stores, a deal with Asics and strong premium lifestyle and licensing ops give it reasons to be cheerful
With Swedish fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) leading the offline battle, Spain’s Zara is looking to launch its online store ahead of rival H&M to gain an upper hand in India's competitive e-commerce market.
Previously, the German label only operated temporary showrooms in the French capital during ordering season, but brisk sales to French retailers and continual growth have prompted it notch up its presence in France.
The promotional push linked to influential Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on its 50th anniversary hit Selfridges this week as it launched a product collection featuring Beatles/Sgt. Pepper imagery.