2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many... Continue Reading →

Sainsbury’s and Waitrose cancel deliveries after website glitches

Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have become the latest stores to suffer website meltdowns, resulting in the cancellation of Christmas deliveries for customers. On Sunday night Sainsbury’s accidentally cancelled hundreds of online orders after a computer failure. Some customers were offered redelivery dates after Christmas. A significant problem at Waitrose.com – which staff told customers had resulted... Continue Reading →

Top 10 most valued African brands 2014

Top 10 most valued African brands 2014 In today’s hyper-connected world brand image is everything. In today’s hyper-connected world brand image is everything. You only have to consider the likes of Facebook, Tesla, Coca-Cola and Nike to recognise this. Without a strong image and trusted name, beating the competition is but a pipedream. African Business... Continue Reading →

My-Wardrobe.com acquired by Net-a-Porter Group

My-Wardrobe.com acquired by Net-a-Porter Group After selling the last of it's remaining stock at 70 percent off earlier this week, struggling premium retailer My-Wardrobe.com has stop trading and sold off it's domain name to online giant Net-a-Porter Group. The website itself is no longer active and a message has been posted which reads: “We are... Continue Reading →

My-Wardrobe.com ceases trading

If you've logged on to My-Wardobe.com in the past few weeks you'll have noticed mind-boggling discounts on current season designer stock. Escalating from a generous 30 per cent to a too-good-to-be-true 70 per cent off, the wheels have finally come off as today the luxury e-tail site ceased trading. Cannily, its digital rival Net-a-Porter.com, has... Continue Reading →

American Apparel fires Dov Charney

fired its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney, ending a six month period of uncertainty. Charney's tenure at the fashion label was awash with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. On 18 June the board of American Apparel suspended Charney for allegedly misusing funds and helping to spread nude photographs of a former employee.... Continue Reading →

Lululemon expanding children’s brand

Dive Brief: After expanding its offerings to men, Lululemon Athletica has turned to expanding its brand for young children as its next market. Its Ivivva Athletica brand, first launched in 2009 in Canada, has seen Q3 sales grow 37% and Q2 sales grow 36% in the quarter, and will open 20 more stores this month.... Continue Reading →

Woolworths opens second store in Ghana

Woolworths has opened a new store in Accra's upmarket West Hills Mall, the retailer's second store in Ghana. At 555sqm, the new store is large enough to meet growing Ghana's demand for Woolworths modern product offerings. The West Hills Mall store stocks a comprehensive range of men's, women's and children's clothing as well as beauty,... Continue Reading →

Abercrombie CEO steps down

In a memo released Tuesday morning, Abercrombie & Fitch announced that CEO Michael Jeffries, who has been in the position since 1992, will retire effective immediately. In addition to the chief executive position, Jeffries will also retire from his spot on the retailer's board of directors. Abercrombie's Arthur Martinez, currently the non-executive chairman of the... Continue Reading →

Mexx declared bankrupt

The court of Amsterdam declared Dutch fashion chain Mexx bankrupt on Thursday. Its shops, however, will remain open for the time being. The news comes shortly after the announcement of a new flagship store in Amsterdam and the reopening of the webshop for the holidays. Court-appointed trustee Frits Kemp blamed the poor economic conditions that... Continue Reading →

Claire’s Stores Q3 disappoints

Chicago – Claire’s Stores Inc. had a disappointing third quarter, slightly increasing its net loss to $26.82 million from $25.47 million. A variety of expenses continued to outweigh Claire’s gross profit. Net sales totaled $350.7 million, down 2% from $356.94 million. The decrease was attributable to the effect of store closures, a consolidated 1.4% decrease... Continue Reading →

Finisterre opens first London store

Finisterre opens first London store Surf brand Finisterre has opened its first London store at Seven Dials. As well as stocking the full Finisterre clothing range and surf goods from around the world, the 1,500 square foot store will include a standalone coffee shop serving Small Batch coffee from 8am each day. In addition, the... Continue Reading →

Burberry opens new flagship store in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills flagship store. The new store on Rodeo Drive, created under the design direction of Christopher Bailey, showcases the brand’s physical and digital worlds through the Burberry Retail Theatre concept, where interior video walls and in-store digital screens showcase brand content and broadcast live events. Located over four floors, the new flagship is set... Continue Reading →

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