After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
Under-pressure shopping centres giant Intu confirmed on Monday that it’s taking action to deal with its large debt load and said it “continues to make progress in its strategy to fix the balance sheet”.
On Thursday, African-American designer Clemens Telfar treated Pitti's audience to a show-event that will go down in history, his artist friends treading a giant banqueting table in party/live performance mode.
The Philadelphia-based lifestyle and services company announced “record” sales for the 2019 holiday season on Thursday but disappointed analysts with the results of its flagship brand and warnings of weaker Q4 margins.
Trading stayed challenging at M&S in Q3 with the retail giant reporting just a 0.2% like-for-like sales rise and a total UK sales fall of 0.6%. Yet while Clothing & Home was down, at least the rate of decline slowed.
British shoppers cut back on spending in late 2019, rounding off the worst year since the mid-1990s for retail sales, said the BRC, which blamed uncertainty about Brexit and last month's election for the slump.