Clarks is continuing to struggle with the company’s 2018/19 results release showing that UK and Irish sales fell by as much as £36.7m to £561.1m in the year to February, while Europe and US shop sales were also weak.
The need to match rivals' prices is continuing to impact John Lewis with the company still being forced into discounts. And it doesn't play along, its sales are going into reverse as could be seen in its latest week.
Footwear chain Schuh has launched a Sell Your Soles initiative in a deal with Recyclatex. It encourages customers to recycle unwanted shoes, no matter where they’re from, as long as they’re in a wearable condition.
Primark continues to expand and is preparing to enter Poland as new selling space helps drive its sales and profits ever higher. But like-for-like sales growth is hard to come by in current conditions.
VF Corp has named Andrea Cannelloni as EMEA president for product platform, Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart as president of Napapijri and the VF EMEA digital platform, and Mariano Alonso as GM of Timberland in the EMEA region.
With click & collect rapidly proving to be the top delivery method for e-shoppers and also being a physical store footfall driver, John Lewis is boosting its C&C efforts with third-party brands, starting with Boden.
Just a day after announcing that it was going completely carbon neutral, online retail giant Zalando had more big news on Thursday as it issued its third-quarter results and said that its revenues continue to grow fast.
The American active and footwear company announced solid revenue and earnings gains for the third quarter on Wednesday, as its Sorel brand saw accelerated growth thanks to strong demand for its fall fashion styles.