VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
Otto Group, the German retail giant that owns the UK’s Freemans and Grattan operations, said on Wednesday that initial forecasts indicate it will close the 2020/21 financial year with online revenues of about €10bn.
The Istituto Marangoni has named Sonia Ben Maaouia to be the postgraduate program leader, on the Paris campus of the international fashion college. She joins the school after eight years with Karla Otto.
Otto Group’s UK catalogue-retailer-turned-online-pureplay Freemans is continuing the heavy promotion drive that has seen it advertising on TV this autumn, with its first ever prime time TV ad for the festive season.
Otto Group saw a boom in H1 as its already-strong online ops grew. The owner of the Freemans, Grattan, Bon Prix, Crate and Barrel, and Quelle brands, among others, benefited from “a change in consumer behaviour”.