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Mike Ashley looks to buy HMV

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has placed a bid to buy HMV. HMV fell into its second administration in six years last month, placing 2,200 jobs at risk. Ashley has also recently purchased House of Fraser and Evans Cycles. His company also owns stakes in French Connection and Debenhams. Hilco, who saves HMV out...

12 hours ago

N Brown sales down by 1.6%

N Brown has reported that sales for the 18 weeks leading to January 5th were down by 1.6%. The group said that product sales were down by 6% as it has continued to lower its marketing spend. Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams all out performed the rest of the business with a...

4 days ago

Primark sales up by 4%

Primark’s sales rose by 4% in the 16 weeks to January 5th, and profits were ‘well ahead’ of the same period last year. The retailer has put the growth down to increased retail selling space, which was offset by a ‘modest’ decline is like-for-like sales. Sales in Primark’s UK business were up by...

4 days ago

Christopher Raeburn re brands

Fashion label Christopher Raeburn has rebranded by changing its name and logo design. The brand is rebranding to ‘Raeburn’ and has introduced a new logo that revisits the labels military origins, stemming from when the designer used military surplus, including parachutes to make clothing. In a blog post, Christopher addressed the rebranding...

6 days ago

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