The UK retail sector was shocked at the weekend on news that two key supermarket names could merge. And if Sainsbury’s and Wal-Mart's Asda do merge, it would join up two of the most prominent fashion brands too.
Under-pressure retail giant Debenhams has announced a key new appointment with news that Richard Jones is to join it as Trading Director, Global Sourcing, having earlier worked on the expansion of Sainsbury's Tu label.
Sainsbury’s is boosting its Tu Clothing menswear offer, with its first full men’s formalwear line-up having just launched following a strong response to its Harris Tweed line. And it will add Premium menswear next month.
Fashion continued to outperform at Sainsbury's in Q1 and it looks set to continue its growth as the Tu Clothing line becomes more widely available. Argos also prospered, despite the closure of its Homebase outlets
Model-turned-fashion entrepreneur Heidi Klum is linking up with budget supermarket chain Lidl to launch a new fashion collection later this year. Its most premium offer yet will debut in the UK, Europe and the US.