It’s a subject close to the heart of many physical retailers: the scrapping of the business rates system. Latest to join the call for change is John Lewis chair Sharon White, who wants it replaced it with a new land tax.
If the pandemic has underlined anything in high fashion it is which creative director is the most 360 contemporary designer. That honor falls to Maria Grazia Chiuri, who unveiled a video show for Dior on Monday.
John Lewis Partnership has been quietly opening John Lewis department store concessions in its Waitrose supermarkets. And while only a few have opened so far, it's reportedly planning to speed up this process.
Italian leather goods specialist Valextra has named Xavier Rougeaux to be its new chief executive officer; while veteran luxury executive Ralph Toledano joins its board. The appointments are effective immediately.
John Lewis will host a special live-stream event on Friday and has also unveiled Rita Clifton as its its next deputy chairman. The company will host its first live-streamed show as part of its Christmas campaign.