LK Bennett surprised the retail sector when it named Darren Topp, ex-boss of failed BHS, as its CEO, but now it seems that Topp is leaving and Erica Vilkauls, who recently ran the failed East chain, is on board.
John Lewis must be hoping for a big sales uplift in the current week as it opens it 50th department store today at Westfield London. But for last week, it saw a total company sales increase of only 2% to £206m.
Further evidence of the importance of cycling as an expanding sports category has come with news that UK brands giant Pentland has bought the Scotland-based Endura cycle clothing and accessories label.
The Italian luxury label was awarded the mass sum by the New York court for damages and interest pertaining to a case brought against 60 counterfeiters using 150 websites to sell fake Ferragamo products.
Xavier Romatet, in the process of leaving Conde Nast International, has already been negotiating with unions at Groupe Marie Claire in recent weeks on a restructuring of the French media group, sources have said.
Harrods MD Michael Ward is upbeat on the change the next few years will bring but says it will be tough for rivals without a USP as the store spends mega-money to focus on experiences, Millennials and the global shopper.