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Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
Another strong year for Inditex as sales and profits beat inflation
Inditex’s full-year results on Wednesday saw the Spanish retail giant once again showing why it’s such a dominant force in fashion as sales and profits both soared.
Ex-Mothercare chief joins Laura Ashley owner Gordon Brothers in top EMEA role
Mark Newton-Jones, the former head of Mothercare, has joined Gordon Brothers as its senior MD, Head of the UK and EMEA, serving as the top executive for the region.
Hermès has strong Q4 and year as fashion ops and watches boom
Luxury giant Hermès on Friday reported a 22.9% jump in Q4 sales as the US boomed and sales in China held up, despite Covid challenges.
Ginori 1735 names Jake Gyllenhaal as face of its 2023 campaign
The Kering-owned brand has tapped actor Jake Gyllenhaal to front its 2023/2024 global advertising campaign, shot by Gray Sorrenti and set to be released in May.
Jeff Lotman unveils Fred Segal's plans for 2023
Almost four years after the acquisition of Fred Segal by entrepreneur Jeff Lotman, founder of Global Icons, FashionnNetwork.com talks to the executive about the major challenges of 2023 and the brand's expansion.
Chateau Orlando: Luke Edward Hall does optimistic fashion
Leave it to Pitti to herald a fresh luxury concept, in this case Chateau Orlando; an unusual hybrid brand where fashion meets décor and design, and the brainchild of Luke Edward Hall.
Next beats festive season expectations, but FY23 sales and profits will dip
It’s always encouraging when a closely-watched trading update starts with a line like “sales in the Christmas period have been better than we anticipated”. And so it was with Next on Thursday.
Boy Smells: From candles to perfumes, a success story
Founded in 2016, Boy Smells is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based duo Matthew Herman and David Kien, two profiles who came from the fashion industry. FashionNetwork.com met the duo to understand their success story.
H&M Q4 sales beat forecasts, but meaningful growth is elusive
The world's second-biggest fashion retailer has reported headline sales for the latest quarter up 10% year on year, which slightly beat analysts’ expectations of a 9.5% rise in the three months to November.
Pepco Group powers ahead, continues to outperform wider market
The year to September was one of “continued strong strategic progress” driving profitable growth for the Pepco, Poundland and Dealz owner. Sales and profit soared as shoppers across Europe focused on low prices.
La Double J arrives in New York for dual holiday events
The colorful and lively Milanese brand arrives in Manhattan for a party and café takeover with its typical festive flare.
New York City chef Maureen Cavalieri expands oeuvre to curated sustainably minded gift boxes
After a career cooking for celebrities, this Manhattan chef is adding another outlet for her creativity: eco-conscious gift-giving.
Zuckerberg says WhatsApp business chat will drive sales sooner than metaverse
Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told employees that WhatsApp and Messenger would drive the company's next wave of sales growth, as he sought to assuage concerns about Meta after its first mass layoffs.