Arcadia has opened a warehouse just for Topshop and Topman products, intensifying chatter around its intentions towards those and its other brands, but intended to support its Topshop wholesale ops, the company said.
Arcadia’s young fashion label Miss Selfridge saw losses widen to £17.5 million last year after it was forced to write down the value of loss-making stores. The brand also suffered a 15% decline in sales.
Arcadia has filed a new set of accounts at Companies House and it gives an insight into how bad trading has been at the business, with a swing to a loss last year. But it's talking up its growth focus for the future.
The heavily flagged arrival of Topshop on Asos is set to happen later this month with the Arcadia-owned brand debuting on September 30. ‘Brother’ brand Topman has been available via the online retail giant since June.
US landlord Vornado has suggested Philip Green and his Arcadia empire may have manipulated the results of a CVA vote by increasing its debt owed to suppliers, potentially undermining landlords’ power to block it.