Retail news round-up September 5, 2013 Arcadia ecommerce chief Alex Tait departs, TM Lewin opens shop in Nigeria, Inditex-owned Stradivarius enters the UK with an online launch, Toys R Us drops gender labelling for its products
Arcadia ecommerce chief Alex Tait departs
Alex Tait, the ecommerce chief at Arcadia Group, is to leave the company after only five months in the role. Tait was appointed as the group head of ecommerce at Arcadia in April, overseeing its Topshop, Miss Selfridge and BHS brands.
Following Tait’s departure, Arcadia has embarked on a digital media review, according to Marketing magazine.
TM Lewin opens shop in Nigeria
Shirtmaker TM Lewin has opened a shop at Lagos’ Onikan shopping mall in Nigeria in partnership with Smart Mark, a Nigerian distributor of fashion brands, and plans to open more branches in Nigeria as it targets the country’s professional business community.
Inditex-owned Stradivarius enters the UK with an online launch
Inditex-owned Stradivarius, owned by Inditex, has launched in the UK with a transitional website. The site features photos, lookbooks and videos and allows users to shop the latest collection by searching for colours, sizes and prices.
The retailer, which has 794 stores across 53 countries, has also expanded its European presence by launching online simultaneously in Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, according to Retail Week sister title Drapers.
Toys R Us drops gender labelling for its products
Toys R Us has decided to drop gender labelling for its products following pressure from Let Toys Be Toys, a consumer group representing shoppers that campaigns for the sale of toys not aimed specifically at girls or boys, according to the Independent.