The remoulding of London's Seven Dials area is continuing with its dominant landlord, Shaftesbury, announcing another new tenant as NYC-based lifestyle brand Away, opens its first permanent international store.
Apparel maker Perry Ellis International said on Tuesday it had ended talks to be bought by fashion accessories maker Randa, backing an offer by its second-largest shareholder and founder George Feldenkreis.
Fitbit Inc on Wednesday outpaced Wall Street estimates for quarterly results as its strategy of adding smartwatches to its product line got a boost in the second quarter with higher sales for ‘mass-appeal’ Versa.
Raen is expanding directly in Europe with the formation of a new European division, Raen Optics GmbH, or Raen Europe. Christian Grund, founder of Raen’s former European eyewear distributor, Eyegents, will lead the geo.
MHL by Margaret Howell is the latest name to be confirmed for Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross with the centre that opens soon being one of the most interesting of recent years as far as its brand line-up is concerned.
SMCP has been one of the market’s biggest success stories of recent years and it looks like that success story is continuing. The company issued its Q2 results on the last day of July and described them as “superb”.
JD Sports has added a a new multi-stream music entertainment platform, called JD-X, to its in-store offer and to its mobile app as entertainment becomes a key feature of both store and online shopping.
Sustainability was the key message at Pure London as its new Conscious section debuted with a broad selection of sustainable brands and the seminar and discussion programme took a deep dive into the issue.
Tommy Hilfiger has launched Tommy Jeans Xplore, a line of smart chip-enabled pieces that reward you with points when you wear them. The points are redeemable for gift cards, signed product and exclusive pieces.
Struggling mother and baby products retailer Mothercare is reportedly planning a new marketing push as it works to revive its business in the face of a CVA that will see a large number of store closures and job losses.