News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.
Many countries pride themselves on their prestigious design colleges, though few fashion schools anywhere are aligned as successfully with high tech, sustainability and digital printing as Shenkar College in Israel.
Next delivered a profits plunge and lower sales in its latest year. But given the Covid crisis during the period, its results on Thursday still showed it to be one of the more successful businesses in British fashion.
Long seen as a bellwether for the health of UK clothing retail, Next will post its annual trading figures on 1 April. And although they're expected to reveal slashed profits last year, the outlook's far from gloomy.