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Brands take action to end modern slavery in UK factories Michelle Russell | 13 Nov 18

John Lewis, M&S and Next Plc are among a raft of British fashion retail giants to have signed a joint agreement with enforcement bodies to try to combat the exploitation of workers by UK fashion and textile manufacturers.


Very sales boost Shop Direct FY Beth Wright | 19 Sep 18

Shop Direct CEO Henry Birch has hailed the potential of the online fashion retailer as it announced full-year results he said show a good underlying performance in a competitive external market, thanks, in the main, to its Very brand.


Shop Direct taps Jack Wills exec as fashion director Beth Wright | 25 Jun 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has named former Jack Wills chief product officer, Emma Alexander as fashion director, heading up its branded and own brand clothing and footwear offerings.


Shop Direct swings to loss despite sales growth Michelle Russell | 25 May 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has moved to a loss in the first nine months of the year after incurring GBP100m in costs related to Payment Protection Insurance claims.


Shop Direct site closures puts 2,000 jobs at risk Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct is to close three warehouses in the UK, putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk, as part of a relocation of its distribution operations.


Shop Direct names new CEO Beth Wright | 7 Mar 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has named Henry Birch as CEO, following the departure of Alex Baldock earlier this year.


Shop Direct delivers robust sales, appoints interim CEO Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has delivered robust Christmas results, despite being up against strong comparatives, and has appointed an interim chief executive.


Shop Direct CEO Alex Baldock to depart next year Beth Wright | 6 Oct 17

Alex Baldock, CEO of online fashion retailer Shop Direct is to step down from his role in the summer of next year to puruse a "new challenge".


Mobile investments boost Shop Direct FY Beth Wright | 3 Oct 17

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has recorded its fifth consecutive year of "record" sales and earnings growth as mobile sales and its Very brand continue to drive growth.


Shop Direct scraps sale plans amid political uncertainty Michelle Russell | 21 Jul 17

The owners of online fashion retailer Shop Direct have scrapped plans to sell the business, blaming uncertainty following the recent UK election.


Technology investments boost Shop Direct FY Michelle Russell | 6 Sep 16

Online fashion group Shop Direct has recorded its fourth consecutive year of sales and earnings growth thanks to continued investment in new disruptive technology and strong growth at its Very brand. 

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