Issue : 7 November 2009
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John Lewis sales top 2007 figuresSubscription
John Lewis has revealed that sales in the week to Saturday November 14 rose 17.1% on the year before to £71.9m and were £500,000 ahead of the equivalent week in 2007.
Tesco and Asda in Christmas price warSubscription
Tesco and Asda have both announced aggressive price cuts in the run up to Christmas.
Benetton delivery changes help sales Subscription
Sales for Italian fashion group Benetton had a strong third quarter with revenues ahead 13.1%.
Asda sales growth slows during Q3Subscription
Asda has reported a slowdown in sales growth over Q3 and said it would save shoppers £150m this Christmas.
Details of Flannels CVA proposal revealedSubscription
Designer mini-chain Flannels has unveiled details of its CVA proposal including payment terms to suppliers.
John Lewis to delay VAT increaseSubscription
Department store retailer John Lewis may steal a march on the rest of the high street by holding off passing on the higher rate of VAT until the end of January.
A Fashion Business Club Triumvirate: An editor and designer joining forces for the next highly anticipated meeting. Subscription
FBC is excited to welcome guest speakers, designer Jonathan Saunders interviewed by FBC board member and editor of Vogue.com, Dolly Jones.
The British Fashion Council has revealed the winners of a programme to help develop eco-fashion businesses as part of its ethical fashion initiative Estethica.
Debenhams is to push into mainland Europe following the £12.3m acquisition of Danish department store business Magasin du Nord.
Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey has been promoted to the newly created role of Burberry chief creative officer.