Lands’ End has appointed former Shop Direct brand director Sara Prowse as managing director for its UK business.
Boden has long suffered accusations of being too smug; the Telegraph reports on increasing claims that the retailer doesn’t offer value for money.
The Guardian notes that the secret to Next’s success is the early adoption of home shopping.
Stamp and collectibles specialist Stanley Gibbons delivered a record-breaking performance in 2011. Sales were up 35 percent to £35.7 million in the year ended 31st December. Following the relaunch of its flagship website, online sales soared—up 72 percent to £4.3 million. Statutory pretax profit was £5.1 million, up 19 percent of the £4.3 million achieved in 2010.
Lovefilm subscribers streamed more films and TV series over the internet than rented DVDs, Blu-rays and games last month, reports the company. The number of films and TV episodes streamed online through internet-connected devices including games consoles and connected TVs exceeded the number of DVDs, Blu-rays and games rented by more than 20 percent, representing a year-on-year increase of more than 400 percent. Rental volume is also growing, up 25 percent over the year.
Trusted Shops, a European accreditation of online shops, is launching its Trustmark, buyer protection, seller rating and customer service offerings into the UK.
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