British retailer Marks & Spencer is to add more guest clothing and footwear brands to its website, including FatFace and Jones Bootmaker, after an initial wave of brands increased traffic and attracted new customers.
Joules reported its annual results on Tuesday and talked of a “strong performance underpinned by continued digital growth, the strength of the Joules brand, and increasing diversification of revenue streams”.
Joules seems happy with its progress in the year to the end of May, despite the pandemic. It saw continued strong digital momentum and said that since reopening in April, store sales have been ahead of expectations.
Gardens are the new black and now Selfridges has launched garden centres at several stores. They’re not just any old garden centres as it’s bringing a Selfridges-style and fashion-focused twist to the category.
The Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull has a new owner. US-based real estate investment and asset management firm Ardent Companies has bought the Midlands mall from Lendlease Retail Partnership for an undisclosed sum.
Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations.
In a further sign of how important environmental, social, and governance-linked (ESG) issues are these days, lifestyle retailer Joules has announced a renewal of its funding deal with a strong ESG element included.