Shop Direct, the owner of Very.com and Littlewoods.com, has hired Sally-Anne Newson as its first business development director as it looks to grow commercial partnerships.
Online musical instrument retailer Gear4music has reported that sales climbed by 66% to £13.8 million in the first four months of its financial year. There was strong growth in both the UK and Europe.
New figures have shown that consumer confidence has dropped at the sharpest rate for more than 26 years in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The John Lewis Partnership has joined forces with TrueStart, the independent retail and consumer accelerator and investment fund, to find and fund the products, services and technologies which will define how we live in the future.
Upholstered furniture retailer DFS has confirmed that its commercial finance director Nicola Bancroft will be appointed as chief financial officer and as an executive director from 1 August 2016.
Superdrug has reported seeing a dramatic year-on-year increase in sales of budget skincare products.
New figures have shown that the equivalent number of full time jobs in the retail sector fell by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year ago.
Womens fashion retailer Bonmarché saw its like-for-like sales decline by 7.7% in its first quarter due to weak demand for its high summer clothing ranges.
Sportswear retailer JD Sports has said it now anticipates that full year pre-tax profits will be in the upper half of market expectations which range between £170 and £190 million.
The Royal Opera House Arcade in Londons Covent Garden has signed up a raft of upmarket brands as it looks to reposition itself as a shopping destination for luxury accessories and gifts.