Much of the attention around the bidding for Arcadia's brands has been focused on big names such as Boohoo, Frasers, and Authentic Brands too. But reports suggest as many as 40 parties have registered their interest.
Additions to the brand's leadership include Martin Waters as CEO; Laura Miller as chief HR officer; Becky Behringer as VP of North America store sales and operations; and Janie Schaffer as chief design officer.
Nobody could accuse Sir Paul Smith of slowing down, even in the year he celebrates his 50th anniversary: he has still managed to produce a series of men’s and women’s collections, and has just opened his own foundation.
City-centre shops and malls lost their lustre during the pandemic, but as lockdowns ease across Europe many stores in and around residential areas stand to benefit as consumers remain reluctant to venture far from home.