M&S took a step forward on Tuesday as it launched its delivery service with Ocado. That’s largely about making its popular foods available online, but it also includes widened availability for 800 Clothing & Home items.
M&S may have been seeing stronger results from its foods of late, but it continues to launch ideas to boost its fashion ops and this week it has unveiled new click & collect solutions to "turbocharge growth at M&S.com”.
Frasers’ execs may have been talking about potential store closures in recent periods, but the firm is also planning openings and has announced its first regional store since the pandemic began at Leicester's Fosse Park.
We’ve become more used to retailers closing stores than opening them in recent periods, but on Thursday, M&S said that it has opened a brand-new store as part of its plan to create an estate “fit for the new world”.
Harvey Nichols is the third big name in just a couple of days to be mulling job cuts in the near future. The company is looking at removing roles from all of its stores, although it's trying to minimise the impact.
UK retailers are urging strong government action as they deal with the Leicester garment factory scandal. The main company in the spotlight, Boohoo Group, and others are calling for a factory licensing system.