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Burberry appoints new Chief Digital and Analytics Officer

Sep 28, 2021 / United Kingdom
CP Duggal has been appointed Chief Digital and Analytics Officer, effective from the 30th of September onwards. He will be responsible for driving Burberry’s digital agenda and leveraging data and analytics to support the company’s strategic ambitions

Farfetch publishes the 2020 ESG report

Sep 27, 2021 / United Kingdom
It is the first report published since the announcement of Farfetch’s 2030 sustainability goals, built on its Positively Farfetch strategy. The document highlights the environmental, social and governance initiatives taken so far, and its progress so far

Asos announces new 2030 ESG goals

Sep 24, 2021 / United Kingdom
The online retailer has disclosed its Fashion with Integrity (FWI) 2030 environmental, social and governance programme. It includes a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across the full-value chain by 2030

JD Sports raises full-year guidance

Sep 17, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retail group reported record profit before taxes and exceptional items of 439.5 million British pounds (515.1 million euros) in the first half of the fiscal year ended on the 31st of July. The figure registered is above pre-pandemic levels

JD Sports adds Bert Hoyt as Non-Exec Director

Sep 13, 2021 / United Kingdom
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, announced Bert Hoyt has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director. Appointment is in place since the 8th of September 2021

Burberry reports growth acceleration

Aug 12, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury group announced comparable store sales with a strong rebound in the first quarter, rising by 90% in comparison to last year. Retail revenue reached 479 million British pounds (566 million euros)

Strong first quarter for Dr. Martens

Aug 12, 2021 / United Kingdom
Group revenue was up by 52% year on year. By channel, Dr. Martens saw recovery of its retail segment while ecommerce registered good growth against a very strong comparative and a strong wholesale performance. All regions saw good growth

Consumer confidence in the UK returns to pre-pandemic levels

Jul 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
The latest quarterly consumer tracker by Deloitte reported the highest consumer confidence since the end of 2019. Results are attributed to Governmental measures and success of the vaccination process

UK: 17 000 new high street stores could open

Jul 22, 2021 / United Kingdom
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking disclosed that thousands of local high street stores could open across the UK in the next 12 months as consumers adapt to a post-lockdown and are more focused on local shopping

Administrators appointed to liquidate Arcadia Group

Jul 16, 2021 / United Kingdom
Auditing firm Mazars has been appointed as liquidator to oversee the process. They will focus on what remains of Sir Philip Green’s collapsed Arcadia Group empire

UK retail sales jump 13.1%

Jul 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the latest release by the British Retail Consortium, in the five weeks running from the 30th of May to the 3rd of July, sales increased by 13.1%

JD Sports announces directorship change

Jul 13, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based company has announced that Martin Davies, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director has informed the Board of his intention to step down from the Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect

Gap closes its stores in the UK and Ireland

Jul 7, 2021 / United Kingdom
The American fashion group, owner of tags such as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, decided it would no longer have a physical presence in the UK and Ireland. In France and Italy, it has identified local partners who may continue to operate the brand

Dr. Martens closes the year growing

Jul 6, 2021 / United Kingdom
The iconic footwear brand Dr Martens sold 12.1 million pairs of shoes in the 12 months ending on the 21st of March 2021, an increase in volume of 14.4% compared to the previous business year

CEO Marco Gobbetti is leaving Burberry by the end of the year

Jun 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
Burberry announced that Marco Gobbetti has notified the Board of his intention to step down as Chief Executive Officer and leave the company at the end of 2021. Mr. Gobbetti is joining Ferragamo
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