Austrian sportswear retailer Blue Tomato will be debuting in the Netherlands. The 449-square-metre shop will be located at Utrecht’s city centre and will be the first step of the brand's nationwide expansion.
Matalan is to open at Belfast’s CastleCourt and will create more than 50 jobs there. And while it may not seem newsworthy given that it already has 227 UK locations, it’s the firm’s very first city centre N Irish store.
At a spruced-up pilot store in H&M's home town of Stockholm, the chain founded in 1947 is testing new concepts that mark a break with its past, and partly echo some tactics already deployed by rivals to attract shoppers.
In the first half of 2018, Belgian-Dutch fashion company FNG Group recorded a revenue of €251.1 million. The group said that the focus on digitalization and rollout of new concepts contributed to its strong results.
Italy's Safilo Group has announced their third consecutive licensing agreement with Banana Republic for the brand’s eyewear collections, beginning on February 1 of 2019 and continuing through January 31 of 2025.