UK retailer M&S axes 7,000 jobs on virus fallout

M&S is planning to cut thousands of jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic Tolga AKMEN,AFP•August 18, 2020 Marks and Spencer, the British retail chain selling clothes and food, is to cut around 7,000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic increasingly pushes customers to shop online, it said Tuesday. The job cuts, to be carried... Continue Reading →

John Lewis confirms eight stores that will permanently close – full list

The department store chain said the affected branches were "already financially challenged prior to the pandemic", as it confirmed all of them will will remain closed for good John Lewis has confirmed plans to axe eight stores, including its flagship Birmingham and Watford branches, after announcing they were at risk last month. The retailer said... Continue Reading →

Intu’s Trafford Centre seeks £1.3bn buyer

By Sahar Nazir -August 12, 2020 Trafford Centre, which is located in Manchester, draws 30 million visitors every year Intu’s Trafford Centre is reportedly seeking a buyer less than two months after the shopping centre owner filed for administration. The UK’s fourth-biggest shopping centre has drafted in PJT Partners and CBRE to oversee the sales process, Sky News reported.... Continue Reading →

Amazon and Mall Operator Look at Turning Sears, J.C. Penney Stores Into Fulfillment Centers

Simon malls have 11 Sears and 63 Penney stores, according to a public filing.PHOTO: MARK BLACK/ZUMA PRESS Hookup between Simon Property Group, Amazon would show how retail and logistics are converging more rapidly By Esther Fung and Sebastian HerreraUpdated Aug. 9, 2020 1:40 pm ET Simon Property Group Inc., the biggest mall owner in the U.S., has been in talks with Inc. to... Continue Reading →

Next in line for Victoria’s Secret UK franchise

The future of Victoria's Secret UK store estate is also dependent on landlords agreeing to readjust its lease terms. Next has reportedly been chosen as the “preferred” UK franchise partner for Victoria’s Secret and has agreed an outline deal to takeover the business on this side of the Atlantic. According to Sky News, Next beat off bidding... Continue Reading →

Soletrader to permanently shut 8 UK stores

By Sahar Nazir -July 7, 2020 Soletrader will permanently close eight of its 37 stores in the UK // The retailer will shutter eight shops in the UK Soletrader will reportedly shutter eight stores in the UK after its parent company Twinmar Limited placed it into a creditors’ voluntary liquidation. RG Insolvency directors Avner Radomsky and... Continue Reading →

Sainsbury’s hit by fat cat pay row: Grocer under fire over ‘excessive’ deal handed to new boss Simon Roberts

By DAILY MAIL CITY & FINANCE REPORTER Sainsbury's is under fire over the 'excessive' pay deal handed to its new boss Simon Roberts. Just days after Tesco suffered one of Britain's biggest shareholder revolts over fat-cat pay, its supermarket rival was accused of failing to align executive rewards with the interests of shareholders. Advisory group... Continue Reading →

Tesco hit by shareholder revolt over executive pay

Vote against backing remuneration report casts shadow over soaring sales news Tesco has suffered one of the biggest ever shareholder revolts over executive pay, casting a shadow over a strong sales performance during the coronavirus lockdown. Shareholders representing just over 67% of the stock voted at the retailer’s annual meeting not to back the remuneration report.... Continue Reading →

Microsoft to permanently close all retail stores

More than 80 Microsoft stores closed due to the coronavirus pandemic will not reopen19:45 June 27, 2020 Microsoft said Friday it will close all of its stores and move its retail operations online, keeping just four locations and transforming them into "experience centers."Image Credit: AP San Francisco: Microsoft said Friday it will close all of its... Continue Reading →

Go Outdoors on brink of administration

By a Daily Business reporter | June 21, 2020 JD Sports sent shockwaves through the retail sector with a report that one of the best-performing high street chains intends to appoint administrators for its Go Outdoors’ chain. Go Outdoors, specialising in camping equipment, bikes and clothes, employs about 2,400 staff across 67 stores. It was acquired for... Continue Reading →

Women’s fashion brand Max planning to close 17 stores

 21 June 2020 New Zealand women’s fashion brand Max is currently working with a partner from Australian consultancy McGrath Nicol to restructure its operations. At present, 17 of the company’s stores are lined up for closure, after having virtually no revenue during the Covid-19 lockdown. McGrath Nicol is a specialist advisory and restructuring firm that... Continue Reading →

Uniqlo to open online store in Philippines

MANILA - Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo said Tuesday it would soon launch its online store in the Philippines, as more shoppers shift online to ride out the coronavirus pandemic. Launching in the second half, Uniqlo said it was banking on Filipinos' status as one of the world's top mobile internet and social media users. “An... Continue Reading →

Monsoon Accessorize on brink of administration

High street retailer Monsoon Accessorize is on the brink of administration, having suffered from the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  The business is preparing to file a notice of intention to appoint administrators as soon as tomorrow. Advisory firm FRP Advisory is lined up to handle the process.  Drapers understands various parties have already shown... Continue Reading →

Why Bankrupt JCPenney Just Launched a New Brand

As it undergoes bankruptcy proceedings, JCPenney has added a new label to its brand arsenal. The company announced yesterday the debut of Linden Street, a bedding collection that marks a “significant enhancement to its home merchandise division.” The launch comes less than two weeks after the retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection, aimed at allowing it to develop a restructuring... Continue Reading →

Pepkor in talks with banks about new debt terms

Reducing debt remains its objective even if it does not take place quickly, CFO says A Pep store in Balfour Shopping Mall, Johannesburg. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS  Pepkor will miss its debt reduction targets due to the coronavirus-induced economic contagion, the latest company showing signs of distress as it stares down the barrel of one of... Continue Reading →


The administrators told creditors that Edcon could be saved because it had 'valuable brands and market position that can possibly be preserved through business rescue'. Reuters | about 2 hours ago JOHANNESBURG - Administrators in charge of South Africa’s Edcon believe there is a reasonable chance of saving the retailer after it filed for a form of... Continue Reading →

Pier 1 Will Close All Stores After 58 Years of Business

Once store locations can reopen, in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines from local government and health officials, Pier 1 Imports plans to liquidate all of its remaining stores. BY KELLY CORBETTMay 19, 2020 The last we heard from home goods chain Pier 1 Imports was in February when the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced it would shutter... Continue Reading →

Sephora Is Reopening and Making Some Serious Changes

More than two months after the company closed all of its retail locations, Sephora’s reopening is beginning—at least in some states. Starting May 22, Sephora will start a phased reopening as states allow non-essential businesses to open their doors. The company is starting with 70 stores in 13 states, including Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, South Dakota,... Continue Reading →

Antler crashes into administration

164 of its 199 employees have already been made redundant, KPMG saidAntler expected to shut down its 18 stores KPMG plans to trade the business in administration through online channels Suitcase maker Antler has gone into administration after sales were hit hard by store closures and travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.... Continue Reading →

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