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Ann Summers triumphs over turbulence

After a turbulent retail history Ann Summers had a stellar performance over the Christmas trading period.

Burberry China sales recover

Burberry China sales are bouncing back – and the Hong Kong sales decline is now in the low single digits.

Retailer Game looks forward to Nintendo

UK-headquartered retailer Game will be looking to make the most of the upcoming Nintendo launch to offset a weak Christmas.

Fashion chain Hobbs builds global footprint

UK fashion chain Hobbs is expanding its global footprint – and reaping a strong sales improvement along the way.

John Lewis fashion sales soar

John Lewis fashion sales rose 7.2 per cent over Christmas – eclipsing the UK department store’s rivals.  

Social media drives Asos success

A promotion-abundant first quarter driven by social media has fuelled Asos success.

House of Fraser sales plummet under Chinese owner

The global ambitions of House of Fraser’s new Chinese owners have fallen flat, management is disgruntled and profits dived nearly 50 per cent.

Boohoo thriving in online fashion niche

Pureplay online fashion retailer boohoo.com has delivered excellent Christmas results capping off another successful year.

Fashion chain Next faces crossroads

Fashion chain Next needs to carefully rethink who its customers are and how best to attract them, to avoid falling into the same trap as M&S.

Analysis: Black Friday UK shopping trends

This year’s Black Friday UK spend was the biggest ever, with almost half of consumers stocking up on bargains ahead of Christmas.

Mulberry Asia to launch with four stores

Mulberry Asia, a new JV between the British fashion brand and Challice Limited has announced plans to open four stores in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

British lifestyle retailer Joules flourishing

British lifestyle retailer Joules has reported a strong first half year, with sales reaching £81.4 million and growth in double digits across the board.