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.... The arrival of celebrity progeny seems to bring the obligation to create a fashion line inspired by said child. Former model Jools Oliver, wife of Jamie and mother to their five children, designs the rainbow-hued Little Bird clothing line for Mothercare. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kids image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
.... The arrival of celebrity progeny seems to bring the obligation to create a fashion line inspired by said child. Former model Jools Oliver, wife of Jamie and mother to their five children, designs the rainbow-hued Little Bird clothing line for Mothercare. ...
Mothercare slips to loss as UK sales fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 08:35:54 AM
. Baby goods retailer Mothercare has reported a half-year loss, blaming unseasonal weather and warehouse changes for the figures. ...
The real reason shops want you to sign up for e-receipts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 02:59:37 PM
.... How much you care probably informs your response to the increasingly familiar checkout refrain: “Can we email you your receipt?”. Shops including Gap, Topshop and Mothercare now routinely offer e-receipts. ...
Mothercare nearly left me holding the baby after failing to deliver cot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 05:59:52 AM
. I am unlikely to have a cot in time for my baby’s arrival, which is imminent, thanks to Mothercare’s dreadful customer service. ...

Spring sales boost Mothercare as the retailer revives its fortunes abroad
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Pound jumps as Bank keeps rates on hold image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:36:29 AM
....3% after it said sales of bikes had fallen in the first quarter, which the company blamed on poor weather and the timing of Easter. Shares in Mothercare rose 0. ...
Mothercare sees weak UK demand offset by Ramadan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 08:30:25 AM
. Mothercare's sales have been rescued from Britain's wet weather by Ramadan, which helped boost the retailer's international revenue by 3. ...
BHS rescue bid fails with loss of 11,000 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 03:33:08 PM
....Duff & Phelps, the administrator, said a rescue deal for BHS could not be agreed because of the significant amount of cash needed to rebuild the business, despite “multiple offers” being received for the chain. The administrators had been locked in talks about a rescue deal for the last two weeks with a Portuguese-backed consortium led by Greg Tufnell, the brother of former England cricketer Phil, and a former managing director of Mothercare and Burton. ...
Property investors who helped bankroll BHS takeover to face MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 12:34:24 PM
....The administrator Duff & Phelps is still in talks with a Portuguese-backed consortium about a rescue deal for BHS and its 11,000 workers. The consortium is led by Greg Tufnell, the former managing director of Mothercare and Burton, and the brother of the former England cricketer Phil Tufnell. ...
Austin Reed to cut 1,000 jobs after administrators fail to find buyer image
.... A number of bidders, including Day and Ashley, have also pulled out of buying that business raising fears that it may also collapse if a deal cannot be secured. The last remaining bidder for the whole BHS group is understood to be a Portuguese-backed consortium led by Greg Tufnell, the former managing director of Mothercare and Burton. ...
BHS: MPs set to question tycoons and advisers who backed takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of May 2016 03:04:29 PM
....The administrator Duff & Phelps is still in talks with a Portuguese-backed consortium about a rescue deal for BHS and its 11,000 workers. The consortium is led by Greg Tufnell, the former managing director of Mothercare and Burton, and the brother of the former England cricketer Phil Tufnell. ...
Property investors profited from backing BHS buyer Dominic Chappell image
....Administrator Duff & Phelps is in talks with a Portuguese-backed consortium about a rescue deal for BHS. The consortium is being led Greg Tufnell, the former managing director of Mothercare and Burton, and the brother of former England cricketer Phil Tufnell. ...
Javid accused of doing dirty work for Tata image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:42:00 PM
....The chain collapsed 12 months after the sale. BHS administrators Duff & Phelps are hopeful they can secure a rescue deal with a consortium headed by former Mothercare director Greg Tufnell within the next few days. ...
Portuguese-backed consortium close to deal for BHS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 06:45:32 PM
.... The administrators were ready to appoint liquidators on Friday if a rescue deal was not in place, but they are likely to hold off now that progress has been made. Tufnell is a former managing director of Mothercare and Burton. ...
BHS collapse: former Mothercare and Burton chief leads rescue bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 05:17:03 PM
. A former managing director of Mothercare and Burton is leading a bid for BHS backed by a wealthy Portuguese family, which has emerged as the frontrunner to rescue the department store chain. ...
Business news: Bloomsbury, Mothercare, Contactless card spending image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 09:35:00 AM
....———————————————————————————————. Mothercare reported its first full-year profits for five years as the company’s turnaround under chief executive Mark Newton-Jones begins to yield results. ...
Mothercare shares plunge 20% after sales fall at non-UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 08:57:32 AM
. Shares in Mothercare have plunged after the baby goods chain reported that shoppers stayed away from its non-UK stores, particularly across the Middle East and China. ...
Debenhams to name new boss 'in weeks' after Michael Sharp confirms exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 07:13:55 AM
....Sharp will receive full pay and benefits, amounting to at least £772,999, during his notice period and will continue as chief executive until his successor is confirmed. Potential candidates are thought to include the former Karen Millen and Zara UK boss Mike Shearwood, the Mothercare boss Mark Newton-Jones and the former Matalan and Littlewoods boss Alistair McGeorge. ...
BHS battles to stay on the high street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of March 2016 03:59:14 PM
.... Nothing was priced at more than a shilling (5p), though this increased to five shillings a year later when the business moved into furnishings. It floated on the stock market in the 1930s before merging with Mothercare and Habitat in 1986 to become Storehouse, which was led by Sir Terence Conran. ...
The week ahead in business and finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of January 2016 10:14:51 PM
.... AGMs: Cambria Automobiles, Catalyst Media Group, Debenhams . Trading updates: Tesco, Home Retail Group, JD Sports Fashion, Associated British Foods, Jupiter Fund Management, Premier Oil, ASOS, Booker Group, Burberry Group, Ashmore Group, Hilton Food Group , SuperGroup, Mothercare, Moss Bros . ...
Supermarket giants line up to show what they got for Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of January 2016 09:00:25 AM
....Asda, which suffered badly at the hands of the discounters last year, puts its figures out in February but the Kantar and Nielsen market share surveys will give a good idea of its performance, as well as how Aldi and Lidl fared. Away from the grocers, there will be updates from JD Sports, Greggs, Debenhams, Mothercare, Home Retail, Dunelm, Game Digital, Boohoo. ...
It's a dog's life: Tesco branches out into pet grooming image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 02:44:26 PM
.... In an effort to revitalise its shop floor space, Tesco has already signed an agreement with Arcadia to trial concessions of high street fashion chains Dorothy Perkins, Burtons and Evans in five of its Extra stores. The supermarket also has an agreement with Mothercare, Timpson and Claire’s Accessories in some of its stores. ...
City news: Thomas Cook, Britvic, UK Mail and Betfair image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:04:00 PM
....A search is under way for a successor to Guy Buswell, who stepped down from the board by mutual agreement after a decade. The company, which provides mail and parcels services for businesses including Mothercare and Next, has suffered since moving to a new fully automated plant near Coventry. ...
City news: Poundland, mortgage lending and Mothercare image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 07:40:00 PM
....-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. RETAIL chain Mothercare said its half-year profit more than doubled, offering signs that its turnaround is beginning to gain traction. ...
Mothercare's turnaround plan doubles profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 04:35:19 PM
. Mothercare’s turnaround programme has continued to reap dividends, with overall profits doubling and its troublesome UK business moving closer to profitability. ...
Mothercare's profits double as turnaround plan bears fruit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 08:29:10 AM
. Mothercare, the baby and toddler accessories retailer, has seen its underlying profits more than double in the first half of the year, suggesting the group’s overhaul is working after a troubled 2014. ...
Myleene Klass: I'd own the title of mumpreneur image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 07:30:01 AM
....For me to have a successful babycare range it was essential that I worked with a company that could support me [and share my values]. When you’re dealing with baby clothes, what Mothercare do is follow the health and safety elements that are involved. ...
The week ahead in business and finance  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 09:59:55 PM
Poundland to count the pennies in changing fortunes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 05:30:41 PM
.... . Separately, Mothercare will also update the City this week on the latest stages of its turnaround. ...
Online sales boost Mothercare image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 08:33:27 AM
. Shares in Mothercare have risen after it reported a rise in UK sales, boosted by online growth. ...
Quidco to cash in with Visa deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 04:29:37 PM
.... . The company has already signed-up fashion brand Gap, chocolatier Hotel Chocolat and baby and toddler retailer Mothercare after bringing Visa on board. ...
Mothercare scraps yoga studios to put in play areas image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 29th of August 2015 06:00:06 PM
. Mothercare has ditched its yoga studios in favour of new play areas as part of its plans to lure more time-poor parents into its stores. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 01:16:58 AM
. The impressive turnaround of Mothercare has hit some serious teething problems as the mother-and-baby retail chain’s international business suffered a rare fall in sales. ...
Mothercare blames sales dip on volatile international trading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:40:08 PM
. Mothercare has warned of volatile trading at its international businesses after its Irish franchisee entered the local version of bankruptcy protection. ...
Mothercare recovery suffers teething problems as sales dip image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:46:24 AM
. Shares in Mothercare have slumped after it reported a slip in sales that hints its turnaround has run into teething problems. ...
FTSE edges higher on positive results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 08:29:20 AM
....6% after the publisher said full-year results would be at the lower end of expectations because of a "marked deterioration" in the UK print advertising market. Shares in baby goods retailer Mothercare fell 7. ...
Fat Face prepares to expand across the Atlantic with first US store image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 06:48:16 PM
....”. The Fat Face brand has grown up since founders Tim Slade and Jules Leaver started the business by selling sweatshirts to fellow ski-bums in 1988, and Thompson believes it is now mature enough for an overseas adventure – even though so many British retailers – from mighty Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s to tiddlers such as Mothercare and Laura Ashley - have had a meltdown in the US . ...
Mothercare proves it's a Klass act image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 02:25:00 PM
....The retailer, which saw off a takeover last year from US group Destination Maternity and is undergoing a restructuring to stem UK losses, is also targeting further overseas expansion. Mothercare, whose celebrity designers include Myleene Klass, pictured left, halved its annual loss to £13. ...
Mothercare on a growth spurt as sales rise at last image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 21st of May 2015 11:50:04 PM
. Mothercare’s turnaround has burst out of its baby grow as UK same-store sales rose for the first time in five years and it set its sights on becoming a “world-leading global retailer”. ...
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of May 2015 10:06:11 AM
. Mothercare, the baby and toddler accessories retailer, has halved annual losses suggesting it is crawling back to health following a tumultuous 2014. ...
Over 300 Phones4U vacancies across the country points to retail pain image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:33:05 PM
....However, supermarkets have started to slow expansion, and several other retailers are starting to shut stores. Mothercare is closing shops, particularly on city centre high streets, and Morrisons is also shutting some of the stores it opened after they proved a flop. ...
Former Whitbread boss joins fight against food waste image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 04:25:32 PM
.... . Mr Parker, who is a non-executive chairman at Mothercare and Park Resorts, said despite being busy with other roles, he couldn’t miss the opportunity to get involved with the venture: “There’s always time for a new, good idea,” he said. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 17th of April 2015 12:37:27 AM
. The struggling high street giants Debenhams and Mothercare have managed to wean themselves off the allure of promotions with few side effects after both posted strong sales despite offering fewer discounts. ...
Mothercare plans to axe up to 140 shop managers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 01:47:00 PM
. Mothercare plans to cut up to 140 shopfloor managers as part of an overhaul of the loss-making UK chain. ...
Debenhams and Mothercare scrap constant promotions to see profits rise, proving sales aren't always the answer image
. Promotions and sales might not be the money-spinner they are supposed to be if results from Debenhams and Mothercare are to be believed. ...
Morrisons to cut 700 head office jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 12:54:05 PM
.... He spent Easter visiting a number of stores. The job cull at Morrisons coincided with shopfloor roles being lost at Mothercare, where 620 middle managers have been put at risk of redundancy, with 120-140 jobs expected to go. ...
Debenhams profit rise beats expectations  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 09:23:00 AM
.... The remaining three are planned to open over the following three years. Space optimisation trials have continued with a number of brands including Sports Direct, Costa, Monsoon and Mothercare. ...
Debenhams delivers solid half-year profits  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 06:27:49 AM
.... . In response, Michael Sharp, chief executive, has reduced the number of days per year that it holds promotions, made improvements to Debenhams online service, such as extending the cut-off for next-day deliveries from 7pm to 9pm, and sublet space in its department stores to Mothercare and Sports Direct. ...
Poundland sales hit £1bn as it mulls over deal for 99p Stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:51:14 AM
....Poundland has reported annual sales of more than £1bn for the first time as discounters pass another milestone in their transformation of the British high street . From a single shop in Burton-on-Trent, the one-price chain has grown to 600 stores with a turnover on a par with more established names like WHSmith and more than double Mothercare’s. ...
Mothercare's looking after its future  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of April 2015 08:54:00 AM
....1 per cent in the 13 weeks to January 10. Chief executive Mark Newton-Jones said the figures showed progress in the company's push to re-establish Mothercare as a full-price retailer. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 13th of April 2015 01:07:26 AM
.... Analysts are expecting strong numbers from the trenchcoat maker, with RBC Capital Markets pencilling in a 9 per cent rise in second-half revenue thanks to online success and a euro boost. At the other end of the fashion spectrum JD Sports also has annual results midweek, while Thursday sees half-year figures from Mothercare and the department stores chain Debenhams. ...
Week ahead in business and economics: April 13 to 17 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 12th of April 2015 02:59:05 PM
.... . Full-year results: None scheduled Interim results: Unilever, WH Smith, Debenhams, American Express, BlackRock, Blackstone, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Trading update: Ferrexpo, SABMiller, Persimmon, Mothercare Economics: US jobless data, EU car registrations Meetings: Rio Tinto, Persimmon, BP . ...
Claire Sweeney: 'I've bought lots of property, Turkey was a disaster' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 12th of April 2015 06:25:33 AM
.... Jaxon has everything he needs but I can’t resist going in. I was in Newcastle’s Metro Centre the other day and when they didn’t have a branch or a Mothercare, I was devastated. ...
The Entertainer: inside the HQ of the UK's growing toy empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of April 2015 03:19:16 PM
....Established outlets enjoyed a 9% uplift in sales – a level likely to be envied by other retailers suffering in a tough market where shoppers continue to budget carefully. Mothercare by contrast has been shutting stores in its Early Learning Centre toy chain in the face of growing competition from Argos and Amazon. ...
Small Talk: Women benefit business – so we must rethink how to attract them image
....“We’ve come a long way since then – we’ve signed up more than 1,000 retailers and we have six lenders providing credit, though we expect another four to join this year. We offer a great solution for smaller retailers who couldn’t do this for themselves, but we’ve got some big names too – Mothercare recently joined the platform, for example. ...
Revolution vodka bars raise a glass to listing image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of February 2015 12:32:38 AM
....Revolution Bars, the 58-strong chain of vodka-pouring bars chaired by the former Arsenal boss Keith Edelman, has set out plans to float in London with a valuation of up to £200m. Mr Edelman once ran Storehouse, the retail group which then owned Mothercare and the department store BHS. ...
Mothercare turnaround on track as it holds off on Christmas sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 10:16:39 AM
. Holding off launching Christmas sales has helped boost sales and profits at baby goods retailer Mothercare. ...
Singapore sling for every baby born in 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 03:09:08 PM
.... Slings were once dismissed as "hippie" or "new age", says Lucas. Today, his products are sold in Boots, Mothercare, John Lewis, and Jojo Maman Bebe. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 12th of January 2015 01:56:25 AM
....Shoe Zone has full-year figures on Wednesday, while midweek also sees updates from Barratt Developments, Burberry, Cineworld, Jupiter Fund Management, Ocado and Premier Oil. Thursday brings updates from Booker, Bovis Homes, Clinigen, Experian, Mothercare, Polar Capital and Tullow Oil, while Primark-owner Associated British Foods and Argos-owner Home Retail will both report on festive sales. ...
Boohoo.com board seeks City trust with stock purchases after profit warning image
.... Meanwhile non-executive director Stephen Morana, the chief financial officer of the property website Zoopla, almost doubled his investment to 379,098 shares. Mark Newton-Jones, the chief executive of Mothercare, acquired an extra 109,467 shares, more than half his existing stake. ...
Scramble as stricken City Link opens doors for 'short period' to let public claim parcels image
.... . Approximately 4,000 jobs are at risk at City Link, which counted Waitrose, John Lewis, and Mothercare among its clients. ...
Retail ombudsman set up to aid consumer disputes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of December 2014 03:46:44 PM
....Companies which join the service will pay up to £2,000 a year and £45 for each case that the ombudsman takes on. According to the service's website, retailers that have already signed up include Debenhams, Mothercare, Halfords, Argos, and Boots. ...
Ex-Mothercare boss joins chemist backed by Skype founder image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 08:11:07 PM
. Simon Calver, the former chief executive of Mothercare, has become chairman of an online pharmacy business backed by one of the founders of Skype. ...
....1p to 348p as it trumpeted a 9 per cent rise in full-year operating profit and proposed a 7 per cent rise in the final dividend. Mothercare’s pledge not to go on another pre-Christmas discount drive – a tactic that resulted last year in a profit warning _ received a thumbs-up from investors, with the retailer leaping 10p to 183. ...
Mothercare back in the black as UK losses narrow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 09:16:12 AM
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The City roundup video: Shoppers will spend £1bn leading up to Christmas in the West End image
....The big question for retailers will be though – who will win the cat and mouse game over whether to launch pre-Christmas discounts. Last year Debenhams and Mothercare paid the price by offering big discounts before the big day, but with a warm Autumn causing problems, some may be forced to start sales early to shift the extra stock. ...
'An investment trust is perfect for a contrarian investor': Alex Wright on the merits of trusts and the shares he's backing image
.... Some of these are household names that many readers will recognise. I hold shares in Mothercare, for example, because although the company has struggled in bringing losses in its UK business under control, causing many investors to sell their holdings, its overseas licensing business is slowly transforming the business into one with higher growth and less need for capital spending. ...
....Euromoney, Grainger and UDG have finals on Thursday. Interims are due from Babcock, Dart Group, Investec, Johnson Matthey, Mothercare, QinetiQ and Young’s & Co. ...
Debenhams set to come in from the cold image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 24th of October 2014 12:03:12 AM
....The retailer hopes cutting back on a swathe of promotions to focus on shorter, targeted discounts – and the £25m revamp of its Oxford Street store in London will spur festive sales. The retailer said that its Sports Direct, Costa Coffee, Monsoon and Mothercare concessions were doing well. ...
Debenhams in good shape for Christmas despite profits slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 11:11:51 AM
....The Sports Direct concessions are part of Debenhams’ attempt to fill 1m sq ft of its space with more productive alternatives. It is also trialling concessions from Costa Coffee in 10 stores, Mothercare in three and Monsoon in two. ...
Debenhams annual profits tumble 24.8% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 07:12:19 AM
....Debenhams shares have tumbled more than 20% this year, coming after a profit warning and heavy discounting to shift stock. As part of a turnaround plan, Mr Sharp has been cutting costs and introducing new concessions in Debenhams stores, including Sports Direct, Costa, and Mothercare. ...

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