Ted Baker reported lower profits on Thursday, despite its revenue rising in the year to January 26. Its e-tail operation was buoyant and it stayed generally upbeat, but it's clear the company is facing challenging times.
Superdry may be under pressure at the moment from its unhappy co-founder, and it may have had a tough time in the summer, but its trading update on Thursday painted a picture of a company in reasonably good health.
In a short statement on Monday, French Connection confirmed what had been rumoured for some time with the company saying that it’s looking at its strategy options and one of those could include a sale.
House of Fraser is to get a new owner after calling in administrators Friday. A fast deal to buy a slimmed-down version of the chain had been on the cards with news Friday that retail tycoon Mike Ashley is now in charge.
House Fraser has a new owner, China's C. Banner, but despite the change, the company will still launch a CVA and plans to close some poorly performing stores as it works to reach "channel-agnostic" shoppers.