Mothercare may have had a weak Christmas but rival Mamas & Papas fared much better. The retailer said this week that sales rose 2.7% in the six weeks to January 13 and that it saw record sales through its stores.
There is a concept in football known as Gegenpressing, meaning committing all your forces on the attack and focusing on intense creativity, which is what the Fendi menswear show in Milan on Monday was all about.
Footwear company Dr Martens is eyeing growth in Mexico. The brand, best known for its leather boots, launched in December its first physical store in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and opened a localised online store.
In her first results announcement since taking over as CEO, The White Company chief executive Mary Homer reported sales growth and an operating profit rise at the UK-based company, although profit was only up by 2%.