Picaflor, the organiser of the Playtime shows dedicated to the world of children, will launch Playtime Online, the shows’ online offshoot, next June, in response to the global transformation of the trade show formula.
Pentland Brands, the owner of Speedo, Berghaus and Canterbury, has promoted Chirag Patel to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will drive growth through the acquisition of new brands and footwear licenses.
Stradivarius will add to its international portfolio with the opening of a new store in London this spring. The new store will open at Westfield White City, joining other Inditex brands including Bershka and Zara.
The British retailer has announced that its current CFO Nick Wharton plans to leave the business after two years in the role. He will be succeeded by Ed Barker, who served as Sainsbury's CFO before joining Superdry.
Highsnobiety, founded in Berlin by David Fischer, said on Friday it had secured $8.5 million in funding, becoming the latest lifestyle startup to win backing from investors led by Frederic Court’s Felix Capital.