Reports that discount retailer Matalan and supermarket giant Tesco have held merger discussions have been firmly played down by both companies. Matalan shares rose sharply on Monday, up 3.2 percent to 211p, following a report in the Mail on Sunday which said the two retailers had been held talks until […]

Paul Smith launched his spring/summer womenswear collection yesterday and introduced a new line, called Paul Smith Pink. The models, who included Elizabeth Jagger and Jacquetta Wheeler, stepped onto a catwalk strewn with butterfly motifs, and showed off colourful patchwork silk slip dresses, pretty […]

Style Jewelry and Accessories label has been named E-business Startup finalist for the 2003 e-Commerce Awards London Region. Combining a modern and feminine range with intricate boho and vintage pieces alongside sparkly bracelets and funky brooches, the online store is a functional […]

Burton will introduce two new lines when the Arcadia owned menswear brand opened its flagship on Oxford Street in London last week. The store, now trading in the West One shopping centre above Bond Street Underground station, will adjoin a new flagship for womenswear brand Dorothy Perkins. In addition […]

Hennes & Mauritz, the fashion retailer from Sweden, reported sales growth of 10 per cent for October, beating expectations. Its the first double-digit sales growth in five months, but is still far from the 26 per cent sales rise achieved in October last year.

With New York fashion week coming to a close it is hard to resist the beautiful new collections that were on the catwalk for next season. For the first time since 9/11 the vibe was back in New York to prove it is indeed one of the great fashion capitols of the world. Highlights of the week were Diane […]

The Co-operative Group is bringing an end to its involvement in the footwear industry with the sale of Goliath Footwear to a Turkish company. Production at the factory - in West Yorkshire - was halted at the turn of the year when manufacturing was switched to Turkey. The company's sales and distribution […]

Christian Dior has posted a 34 percent rise in first-half net profit and reaffirmed its goal for a significant rise in operating profits for the full year. Net profit for the French luxury goods group rose to 159 million euros from 119 million, thanks to lower interest payments on its debt, which it […]

Style retailer French Connection has reported a turnover increase by 12 per cent to £122m in six months to the end of July. The company saw pre-tax profits increase by 33 per cent to £13.7m in a first half which saw expansion in its retail, wholesale and licensing businesses in UK and […]

US footwear and clothing company Candie's reported it slid into the red with a net loss of $ 3.8m (€ 3.4m) in the second quarter ended 31 July 2003, compared to a net profit of $ 3.3m in the same quarter last year, while sales dropped by 16.6 per cent to $ 40m in the period. The company […]

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