Beyond Retro looks to expand

Second-hand clothing retailer Beyond Retro is gearing up for UK expansion and has signed up for a fourth store.

Retailers battle through the gloom

Two of the retail sector's most powerful operators yesterday showed their rivals a clean pair of heels by posting a strong rise in sales, although both were buoyed by their international divisions.

Mothercare lifted by overseas unit

Mothercare, the maternity retailer, again showed the two-sided nature of its business, as international sales put its struggling UK arm in the shade.

Topshop Reignites the ‘Size Zero Debate’

The image of Codie Young, which appeared on the front page of Topshop’s website, has been taken down as a result of complaints that it portrays a "painfully thin" girl.

JD Sports could have JJB chain in its sights

JJB Sports could face refreshed interest from sports and fashion rival JD Sports.

Price-cutting hits profits at clothing chain N Brown

The catalogue and online shopping group N Brown warned yesterday that aggressive promotional discounting had cut into its profit margins, but said sales remained buoyant.

Hargreaves releases 'keeping fit' video

Owen Hargreaves has taken the unusual step of setting up a YouTube profile to prove his fitness as he tries to return to the game.

Clothing chain Jane Norman falls into administration

Women's fashion firm Jane Norman fell into administration today in a move which could put up to 1,600 jobs at risk.

Inglis named as future boss of Bonmarche, if sale goes ahead

Private equity group Duke Street has lined up a new chief executive for Bonmarche should it complete the purchase of the discount fashion chain.

The kids are all right: Schuh staff share £37m

The footwear chain Schuh is to share nearly £40m among almost 3,000 of its youthful staff after it was acquired by Genesco, the US retail group, in a deal worth £125m.

Windfall for Schuh staff in buyout

Hundreds of staff at footwear chain Schuh were set for a windfall today after the company was bought by an American retailer in a £125 million deal.

Life & Style Retail in administration

A fashion chain formed following last year's collapse of Ethel Austin fell into administration yesterday, casting uncertainty over the future of more than 1,000 jobs.

JD Sports sees sales slump against World Cup levels

JD Sports reported a deterioration in same-store sales but said the weak performance was attributable partly to tough comparisons in the run up to last year's football World Cup.

Profits wiped out at New Look in 2010

The fashion retailer New Look yesterday laid bare the depth of its annus horribilis in 2010 that saw its pre-tax profits evaporate after a series of self-inflicted wounds on pricing, fashion ranges and cost controls.

Jane Norman boss quits

The managing director of Jane Norman has left the troubled fashion chain. Ian Findlay departed after lenders to Jane Norman appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers to run a sale of the chain, which has more than 200 shops and concessions.

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