Monthly Archives: October 2014

Topshop Embroiled In Body Shaming Debate For Using ‘Too-Skinny’ Mannequins

Four days ago, student Becky Hopper posted this picture of a super-skinny mannequin on display in a Topshop store in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull. It has now been re-tweeted over 8,000 times. Becky and her friend Georgia Bibby, the … Continue reading

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Is the Country’s Love For DIY Fading?

Following a review of Homebase’s 323 stores, the chain’s parent, Home Retail Group, plans to cut the number of Homebase stores by 25% before 2019 because they’re unprofitable or in decline. Seven stores have already been closed this year and … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat?

It’s Halloween next Friday and with an estimated 60% of families in the UK getting involved in Halloween this year, the expectation for retailers to meet consumer demand is high. The Halloween market is expected to be worth over £240 … Continue reading

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Clothing Retailers Hot Under The Collar After Bad September Sales

High street retailers sales take a battering as an Indian summer leaves coats and winter boots on the rails at many fashion stores. The warmer Autumn weather is threatening to ruin fashion retailers sales as shoppers are putting off buying … Continue reading

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