Urban Outfitters Inc, a leading lifestyle retail company operating under the Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain, and Urban Outfitters brands, just announced the resignation of Stephen Murray from his position as global president of the Urban Outfitters brand.
The world's second-largest sports brand aims to set a new standard for basketball footwear with the launch of adiZero Crazy Light: the lightest shoe in basketball. At only 278 grams, the new shoes now give Adidas the lightest footwear in three sports, including football and soccer.
Only one day after the launch of its eco-friendly lingerie line, Marks & Spencer opened its greenest ever store at Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, England. This is the first of a number of stores that are part of M&S' eco programme and its drive to become the world's most sustainable major retailer by 2015.
Sales at John Lewis' Waitrose supermarket chain soared last week as the sunny weekend weather prompted Britons to dust off their barbecues from winter storage. Sales at John Lewis' department stores also increased 7.3 percent to 52.3 million pounds
On the day of the launch its most eco-friendly collection to date, the retailer has also decided to publish its Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2010. One of its main goals is for all of its products made with cotton to come from more sustainable sources by 2020.
The world's leader in athletic apparel has just announced that Jim Calhoun will be joining the company as the new VP & CEO of its Hurley surf brand, reporting to Nike Inc.’s President of Affiliates Roger Wyett.
English fashion designer Paul Smith has just announced the launch of his flagship shop in Seoul, Korea. Recently opened on April 11th, the modern building features three floors of men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories.
Debenhams CEO Rob Templeman has declared his wish to retire after eight years serving the iconic British department store. Michael Sharp, the current deputy chief executive, will assume the role of CEO from 5 September 2011.