Asda’s sales went into reverse in Q1 as the privately held supermarkets giant that owns the George clothing label suffered against tough comparisons with the year ago period and also from inflation hitting hard.
UK retailer Superdrug has extended its partnership with lifestyle brand Skinnydip after a successful trial period. It also means the beauty specialist will be selling more non-beauty products, including fashion.
British designer label A-Cold-Wall has begun a six-week “residency” at the Doha Festival City Mall in Qatar. Its new shop-in-shop 7.2 sq m space is located in the three-storey Harvey Nichols store there.
Etro, the luxury Italian label controlled by the L Catterton fund, has named Marco De Vincenzo as its new creative director. Starting early next month, he’ll be in charge of the women's, men's and home collections.
British sportswear company Castore is clearly a business on a mission — to reach out to as many consumers as possible by links with the specific sports they love. And its latest deal is with 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In an interesting development, the new series of hit TV show Love Island sees it partnering with eBay UK to dress contestants in pre-owned clothes rather than the fast fashion that's the staple fare of the show.