It’s always interesting when a founder returns to spearhead a brand that has lost its way and now Theo Fennell, like the founders of Jack Wills and LK Bennett before him, is back to offer a founder’s vision to the brand.
Europe’s biggest health & Wellness chain Holland & Barrett will be bought by a Russian tycoon for £1.77bn after growing sales by 90% since 2010. Superdrug owner AS Watson had also wanted to buy the fast-expanding chain.
Yoox is partnering with augmented reality camera app Lumyer in an exclusive deal designed to offer something extra to shoppers, put Yoox in front of new potential customers and differentiate it from rivals.
Global Blue has inked a deal to help Chinese tourists claim tax refunds on goods they buy in UK and European stores by linking up with mobile payments firm EuroPass. And the deal has a major WeChat social media angle.
Farfetch and JD.com have announced a groundbreaking deal. They will partner on Chinese luxury e-tail, with JD investing almost $400m in the London-based luxury pioneer as China's high-end fashion market grows fast.