There was good news and bad in Boohoo’s final results for the year to February, but much of the bad news had been flagged in advance and the firm said the pain it's feeling now should be balanced by future growth.
Despite their various commitments and promises to making fashion a more circular and responsible industry, some fast fashion giants still make a majority of their clothes with environmentally harmful plastics.
Boohoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought the Debenhams brand for £55m. It will use it to move into beauty and homewares, extend its own brand offering, operate a giant online marketplace and grow internationally.
Boohoo Group released its half-year report on Wednesday and in a fashion retail market that’s seeing a record-breaking level of challenges, the company is going from strength to strength with revenue up 50%.
Boohoo Group has announced a new CEO from rival Primark with current co-CEO Carol Kane set to stand down as part of a board re-alignment. But Kane will remain heavily involved with company and will take on a new role.
H&M remains the most popular fashion brand globally with Zara, Adidas, Asos and Nike also in the top five of brands consumers are searching for, while French luxury labels are performing strongly, new figures show.
Boohoo.com went from strength to strength last year as sales doubled and profits surged. And its short-term aim of being a £1bn op is dwarfed by its longer-term goal of leading the e-tail market with £3bn in sales.