Debenhams announced its expected CVA on Friday with 22 underperforming stores to shut and 1,200 jobs to be affected. But the firm is upbeat and its Redesigned strategy continues, even though sales have continued to fall.
Deichmann is ploughing £600,000 into its shop at Whitefriars shopping centre to become the largest shoe retailer in Canterbury. The makeover will see the store double in size and introduce the brand's latest shop fit.
Pentland has hired an experienced marketing expert to lead its Italian sportswear brand Ellesse. Simon Breckon will join as brand director on 10 September, as the label continues its expansion into key markets.
Pentland Brands said this week that it’s making some key executive team appointments “with clearer brand and regional accountabilities,” to drive its ambition to accelerate brand growth across international markets.