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M&S sales continue to rise as fashion stays strong
M&S’s annual results offered more evidence of the strength of its turnaround with the retail giant reporting higher sales and headline profits, although operating profits were hit by tough comparisons and higher costs.
Dick's Sporting Goods Q1 sales lift, earnings surge 17%
Dick's Sporting Goods announced on Tuesday revenues for the first quarter grew 5.3% to $2.8 billion, on the back of strong comparable store sales and an increase in transactions and a higher average ticket.
Wimbledon launches athleisure collection
Top flight tennis championships venue Wimbledon has grown its branded sportswear into a dedicated athleisure fashion range.
Frasers may buy ProBikeKit assets from THG
Frasers Group is on the acquisition trail again, this time the target is digital cycling and clothing goods specialist retailer ProBikeKit (PBK).
Adidas and Prada launch football shoe collection
For this specially designed collection the two brands have re-imagined Adidas' iconic footwear, combining Prada's signature codes with Adidas' high-performance football technologies.
Nike partners with Strava to bolster digital fitness experience
Nike is taking its digital transformation to the next level by partnering with Strava, the social network for athletes.
Lululemon invests in Australian upcycling firm Samsara Eco
Canada's Lululemon Athletica has made a minority investment in Australian upcycling firm, Samsara Eco, as the activewear giant homes in on sustainable and innovative fabrics for its products.
Foot Locker posts double-digit sales decline and lowers forecast, appoints new CFO
U.S. retailer Foot Locker announced on Friday total sales for the first quarter fell 11.4% to $1.927 billion, on the back of 9% dip in comparable store sales, hit by macroeconomic headwinds.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin leaves Ann Demeulemeester
Barely six months after Ludovic de Saint Sernin was appointed creative director of Ann Demeulemeester the house has announced the departure of the designer. No successor has been named.
Puma launches capsule collection with Olivia Amato
Global sports company Puma has launched a capsule collection with Peloton Instructor and Puma training ambassador, Olivia Amato.
Adidas to donate Yeezy proceeds to Anti-Defamation League and other NGOs
Adidas will start selling some of the shoes from its defunct Yeezy partnership with rapper Kanye West at the end of May, the company said on Friday, with plans to donate the proceeds to NGOs.
Primark, Belstaff, River Island, Gymshark owners all on new Sunday Times Rich List
Fashion continues to have a high profile on the new Sunday Times Rich List. The owners of Belstaff, Primark, Bestseller, Very and Frasers are all there. And young names making an impact include the founder of Gymshark.
Another Nike Unite debuts, this time at Dublin's Blanchardstown Centre
Fresh from opening its latest community-focused Nike Unite concept store at Merry Hill mall in England, the action has moved 245 miles west to Ireland for the second opening in a week.
Giorgio Armani to stage One Night Only in Venice
Giorgio Armani will stage his latest One Night Only fashion and soirée event in September in Venice amidst the celebrations for the lagoon city’s annual film festival, its 80th edition.
Castore to open more European stores this year after early success
In its relentless drive for international brand awareness, premium UK sportswear producer/retailer Castore said it’s celebrating its successful expansion — backed by major kit deals — by growing its presence in Europe.
Adidas Originals launches retro Man U collection
Mixing nostalgia and modernity, the latest episode in Manchester United X Adidas Originals long-running collections “revisits popular pieces of adidas’ archive and recodes them into football culture”.