April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
The French group has unveiled a new logistics hub in Trecate, northern Italy, which will bring together all of its European operations. The logistical reorganization will also affect the U.S., the Middle East and Asia.
After stepping into fine jewellery, luxury brand Gucci has diversified into luxury watch-making with a dedicated collection conceptualised by creative director Alessandro Michele and manufactured in Switzerland.
Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
Fast Retailing released H1 results on Thursday, plus its Japanese Uniqlo performance for March. Both reports showed the business is doing well in general, even if the H1 figures showed some smaller brands struggling.