It may not come as a huge surprise but reclusive billionaires David and Frederick Barclay have put their plans to sell the giant Shop Direct e-tail business on hold as analysts said the £3 billion price tag was too high.
Quiz's IPO has proved to be a sucess with the firm rasing expansion cash to help it plans for more stores in its domestic market and fast growth in countries like the US, as well as in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Mothercare has issued upbeat news and some worrying figures too as a Q1 trading update showed UK comp sales rising. But in-store and online they've slowed from last year’s Q4, and global sales growth is proving elusive.
Sports Direct saw its profits taking a dive last year and currency effects are hitting margins hard. But new-gen stores, a deal with Asics and strong premium lifestyle and licensing ops give it reasons to be cheerful
The promotional push linked to influential Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on its 50th anniversary hit Selfridges this week as it launched a product collection featuring Beatles/Sgt. Pepper imagery.