Premium e-commerce marketplace Secret Sales has hired six “star” senior execs with impressive track records at some of fashion’s biggest names. They’re filling new positions as it expands at home and abroad.
UK property giant British Land has said it has received “encouraging interest” from potential “high-quality” replacements to fill the still-vacant former Debenhams site at its part-owned Meadowhall centre in Sheffield.
The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.
Sports Direct, JD Sports Fashion and Debenhams are among nine UK brands named as the worst internet retailers for customer service, according to rankings published by Which? Top of the ratings pile? Marks & Spencer.
Just how tough UK retail’s pandemic mauling has been — especially for fashion — came into stark focus on July 30. More than one in seven stores are now vacant on UK high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres.
Boohoo Group has signed a partnership deal with Alshaya Group to build on the presence of Debenhams in the Middle East and also take other brands in its portfolio to the region via stores rather than just online.