Ted Baker and Authentic Brands Group announced on August 16 that ABG will be buying the British fashion retailer for an agreed price of around £211m ($254m). It will mean a major push into North America for the label.
Activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which had offered to buy Kohl's Corp for roughly $9bn early this year, slashed its stake in the department store by more than 80% in Q2, according to a regulatory filing.
British retail titan Sir Ralph Halpern has died at the age of 83. The executive, who launched the Topshop chain and once ran Debenhams, was one of the highest-profile retailers during the Thatcher era in the 1980s.
Italian luxury group Prada SpA is considering seeking at least $1 billion from a second listing in Milan and is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc on early preparations, Bloomberg News reported on August 12.
Primark has named Michelle McEttrick to the new Chief Customer Officer role, “to develop the Primark brand and customer strategy as the business continues its expansion across new markets, channels and products”.
Results on August 9 showed Ralph Lauren and Capri Holdings (owner of Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo) beating Q1 earnings estimates on buoyant demand for luxury as affluent shoppers shrugged off inflation.
Hot weather drove Britons to buy summer fashion, as well as outdoor goods, in July. But they also reined-in spending on foreign travel and eating out as the cost-of-living squeeze made itself felt, two surveys show.
Richemont has asked shareholders to reject a candidate from Bluebell Capital Partners as a representative of ordinary shareholders and vote against his election to the luxury group's board at its upcoming AGM.
India's biggest real estate developer DLF is evaluating a bid for a prominent New Delhi shopping mall that has a starting auction price of $366 million, according to two sources and a public notice seen by Reuters.
Retailer Next, a mainstay of Britain's shopping streets, defied the economic gloom on Thursday to lift its full-year sales and profit forecasts after warm weather in June and July spurred better-than-expected trade.