Demand for plus size fashion is soaring. That’s according to category specialist Very Group and is the reason why the UK-based digital retailer is set to expand on its already 90-brand plus size offer even further.
We may be seeing something of a mini store opening boom at the moment, but huge numbers of stores belonging to failed businesses remain empty and that can be seen clearly from the large number of vacant Arcadia sites.
FatFace CEO Liz Evans is to join Asda as MD of its George unit, a move widely rumoured since the summer. Meanwhile, The FatFace Group has named Will Crumbie as its CEO, moving up immediately from his current CFO post.
Just how tough UK retail’s pandemic mauling has been — especially for fashion — came into stark focus on July 30. More than one in seven stores are now vacant on UK high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres.
Kurt Geiger-owned women’s footwear and accessories retail brand Carvela has opened a standalone store at the Landsec-operated Bluewater mall in Kent. It becomes Carvela's seventh UK store and first in the South East.