Joules has been one of the big success stories of UK retail in recent years, so its Christmas trading update was closely watched on Tuesday. The company really delivered with an upturn compared to the first half.
The shopping surge everyone had hoped for in the final week of the pre-Christmas shopping season didn’t quite happen, but in the very last week of the month, massive discounts finally loosened consumer purse strings.
While the Christmas shopping season is generally acknowledged to have been a weak one for UK stores, it hasn’t been quite as bad as some expected and sector stars like Selfridges managed to turn it into a triumph.
Vans is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its ‘Vans Custom Culture' high school design competition which offers public and private high school art students the chance to to showcase their creative abilities.
So it’s started. The deluge of trading updates expected from UK retailers in the weeks ahead has begun with Next and after all the speculation about plunging sales, what actually happened? Well it wasn't too bad.
H&M Group is reinforcing its efforts to focus on wood as a way to create sustainable textile fibres, working with Stora Enso, involved in its ongoing venture with the Inter IKEA group and the innovator Lars Stigsson.
E-sales growth in the run-up to Christmas may have been weaker than for some years, but that shouldn't hold Christmas Day e-spending back with a new prediction that it will reach a significant milestone this year.
The New School announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Dr Rachel Schreiber as the executive dean of Parsons School of Design, a role in which she will succeed Joel Towers, who will be stepping down in June 2019.
Moynat creative director Ramesh Nair suffers from a beautiful craze, ideal for a designer; product mania. He built Moynat into a symbol of luxury elegance, and has just launched a new capsule, Bad Dreams.
Slowing growth in e-tail in Britain reflected tough economic times and excessive Black Friday discounts a new report said on Wednesday, but discount fatigue seems to be setting in and the future is uncertain.
New York-based digital creative agency Sweden Unlimited is ramping up its global operations as the business, which targets the fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle sectors, expands into the UK and Europe.