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John Lewis boss Andy Street believes omnichannel retail will win out over pureplay as shoppers seek to interact with brands across a range of touchpoints.
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N Brown revealed “robust, reliable growth” over the Christmas trading period, and it plans to step up investment for its overseas growth plans.
Lakeland is in talks with potential franchise partners in India and the Far East as it pushes ahead with its international growth plans.
Findel sales jumped 5.2% in the first half of the year leading to an increase in operating profit as the group’s turnaround initiatives gain traction.
N Brown said it has built on the strong trade recorded in its full year with like-for-likes climbing 7.8% in the 17 weeks to June 29.
Home shopping group N Brown’s new chief executive Angela Spindler took up her role today.
Catalogue shopping analysis
Head of ecommerce Paul Hornby shared the seven-year story of Shop Direct’s transformation from a catalogue business to a digital retailer at the Oracle Retail Exchange in New York during last week’s NRF.
After 25 years at N Brown, chief executive Alan White retired last month. Retail Week talks to the king of home shopping about the structural change he has navigated and working in a niche market.
Catalogue shopping comment
Next’s full-year figures showed that the fashion powerhouse remains a pastmaster in multichannel retailing.
The much anticipated strategic review of Argos by its managing director John Walden was delivered this week from the relative comfort of a first-half performance that registered like-for-like sales growth of 0.6%.