News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
Marks & Spencer food boss Stuart Machin is understood to be a front-runner to take up the vacant chief executive post at supermarket giant Asda, following the announced departure of Roger Burnley last week.
Following its recent Jaeger buy, M&S is diving deeper into selling additional fashion brands with news Thursday that it will add Hobbs, Joules, Phase Eight, White Stuff, Jack & Jones, Sloggi and Sosandar to its offer.
Britain's Marks & Spencer said on Thursday it would launch a wave of guest clothing brands on its website this spring, including Hobbs, White Stuff, Joules and Sloggi, in bid to accelerate online growth.
First, John Lewis unveiled plans to convert part of its Oxford Street, London flagship into office space. And now M&S is doing the same. It wants to convert the upper floors of its Oxford Street site near Marble Arch.