Issue : 24 January 2009
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Burberry to axe Thomas BurberrySubscription
Burberry will close its under performing Thomas Burberry business and axe up to 290 UK jobs at its Yorkshire factory, after the luxury brand reported a 3% fall in like-for-like sales at its stores.
London retail sales fall for fourth monthSubscription
London retail sales fell 0.7% on a like for like basis in December, but this was ahead of the 3.3% fall across the UK as a whole.
Asos reports sparkling Xmas salesSubscription
Asos reported roaring Christmas trade, with sales up 118% for the nine weeks to January 16.
Primark overtakes George at AsdaSubscription
Primark has overtaken George at Asda to become the biggest value fashion retailer.
Optimistic mood at Bread & Butter openingSubscription
Buyers and exhibitors were in optimistic mood at the launch of Bread & Butter in Barcelona this morning, despite the fact attendance is likely to be down as the recession bites into travel budgets.
Pitti Uomo Autumn/Winter 09Subscription
Veteran Pitti-goers have a habit of congregating at the Piazza della Repubblica after the show where the serious networking is built on the foundations of squandering a small fortune on overpriced cocktails.
Tiger of SwedenSubscription