Baby and kid-focused retailer Mamas & Papas is to extend its concessions business in Next stores following strong footfall and sales at its new concessions since the UK reopened non-essential stores last month.
Next is on the next phase of its bid to become the complete lifestyle retailer. The UK fashion and homewares giant has announced a tie-up that sees DIY chain Homebase adding mini garden centres to its stores.
EWM on Friday confirmed that 50 of its stores will close with the loss of 600 jobs. Most of the closures are focused on Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Peacocks with the job losses largely being shop floor workers.
The UK department stores sector is reeling post-pandemic and after news that John Lewis is reviewing its strategy, it has emerged that Debenhams' owner could go under and half of Harvey Nichols' stores remain shut.
London Fashion Week debuted its first ever fully digital season Friday morning, and from the opening moment it referenced the world outside fashion – from the pandemic to protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd.