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For far too long, the big four were unwieldy and top-heavy bureaucratic machines, but the grocery world is changing.
Abercrombie & Fitch will no longer hire store staff based on “body type or physical attractiveness” as it puts an end to its “sexualised marketing”.
The Weston family, which owns Primark, were the biggest risers in The Sunday Times’ Rich List as their wealth shot up by £3.7bn in one year.
Retail news round-up on April 27, 2015: BHS strikes new supplier deals to reassure credit insurers, Abercrombie & Fitch ends ‘sexualised marketing’, Tesco’s Ireland business overstates profits by £63m and more.
Phase Eight is eyeing plans to expand its brand offering to include homeware and jewellery thanks to expertise from its new owners.
Fashion retailer French Connection has warned that its first-half retail sales will come in “materially lower than expected”.
Shoe retailer Article’s Brixton outlet uses its unique location and artful store design to encourage shoppers to linger in-store.
Debenhams’ refocused promotional strategy has paid off, leading to a 4.3% rise in profits. So how has the department store group changed its ways?
The diverse and inclusive mix of staff and shoppers that makes the retail industry so exciting is worth protecting across the sector.
Primark is usually as adored by the City as it is by customers. But despite posting rising profits, analysts reacted rather coolly.