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Matalan's interim buying chief becomes trading head as changes at firm continue
Matalan has made a key change to its line-up as it continues to transform itself under new owners. Interim buying and merchandising director Ben Smith is now chief trading officer, reporting to CEO Jo Whitfield,
Mango opens in Westfield, will boost UK presence with 13 new stores in 2023
Mango opened a new UK store late last week — in London's Westfield Stratford City — and its debut in one of the largest shopping centres in the UK came as it also revealed that it will see many more openings in 2023.
Hibbett sales growth lifts despite online sales dive, lowers guidance
Hibbett announced on Friday revenues for the first quarter increased 7.4% to $455.5 million, on the back of solid physical store and comparable sales growth, offsetting a drop in online growth at the sporting retailer.
Buyout firm Kelso explores sales of Augusta Sportswear
Kelso & Co is exploring a sale of Augusta Sportswear Brands in a deal that could value the U.S. catalog seller of team sports uniforms and apparel at between $700 million and $800 million, including debt.
Lacoste collaborates with Sporty & Rich
French fashion label Lacoste has teamed up with sportswear brand Sporty & Rich to deliver a tennis-inspired collection.
Manchester City is latest arrival at Arndale
English Premier League champions Manchester City has just opened a store at the Manchester Arndale mall, moving into the former Pink unit.
Puma joins Rhuigi Villasenor for NY basketball-themed sportswear range
German sportswear brand Puma has collaborated with West Coast-based designer Rhuigi Villasenor to drop a footwear and apparel range inspired by New York’s love for basketball.
Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift
Amid the splendor of the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Wellington unveiled its debut handbag line, the latest new development amid a major strategic shift for the Swedish watchmaker.
Patagonia appoints Nina Hajikhanian as general manager EMEA
The American outwear brand Patagonia has promoted Nina Hajikhanian to the position of general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Adidas Originals and Craig Green unveil new Squash style
Remember the Adidas 1988 Squash performance shoe? If not, the German sportswear giant’s Originals brand has teamed up with designer Craig Green to debut the updated CG Squash Polta AKH.
Long Tall Sally launches new campaign with star netball team
Long Tall Sally has linked up with Loughborough Lightning Netball Team in a campaign collab that “aims to celebrate and empower women in sport while promoting inclusivity, diversity, and body positivity”.
Uniqlo denies Russia exit plan, says no change to current suspension
Recent press reports that Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing is pulling its Uniqlo chain out of Russia entirely and selling up may have been wide of the mark.
Nike makes key changes to leadership team to drive growth
Nike has unveiled big leadership changes to help it “streamline our focus across product, brand storytelling and marketplace, while building long-term growth and profitability”.
Lids appoints Bob Durda as president
Indianapolis-based sports retailer Lids announced on Wednesday the appointment of company veteran Bob Durda as president.
Outdoor clothing brand Passenger gets new investment
Passenger, a UK-based outdoor clothing brand, is gearing up for faster expansion following an investment round that saw £15 million being pumped into the business.
M&S sales continue to rise as fashion stays strong
M&S’s annual results offered more evidence of the strength of its turnaround with the retail giant reporting higher sales and headline profits, although operating profits were hit by tough comparisons and higher costs.