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Bonmarché secures sale to investor Purepay Retail

14 January 2021 | Michelle Russell

The joint administrators of UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché have completed a sale of the businesses to Purepay Retail Limited, which is backed by an international investor consortium.... read more

Bonmarché latest victim of high street crash

2 December 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché has fallen into administration for the second time in just over a year, leaving more than 1,500 jobs at risk.... read more

Peacocks and Jaeger fall into administration

19 November 2020 | Beth Wright

The Peacocks and Jaeger fashion chains have fallen into administration in a move that endangers more than 4,700 jobs and puts about 500 shops at risk of closure.... read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill on verge of administration

9 October 2020 | Beth Wright

Retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, which also owns the Peacocks, Austin Reed and Jaeger brands, has filed a notice to appoint administrators in a move that potentially puts 24,000 jobs at risk.... read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill leaves apparel workers "in lurch"

20 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) is claimed to have left workers at a supplier in Hungary in the lurch after it closed five months ago, leaving workers unpaid.... read more

Bangladesh threatens to blacklist Edinburgh Woollen Mill

26 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers have threatened to halt production and any further orders with Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) group over unpaid invoices and demands for "unreasonable" discounts, despite concluded contracts.... read more

New Look taps former Bonmarché boss

10 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Former Bonmarché boss Helen Connolly is to join New Look as chief commercial officer where she will work with CEO Nigel Oddy to enhance the UK fashion retailer's product offer and sourcing strategies.... read more

Peacocks the preferred bidder for Bonmarché rescue

28 November 2019 | Beth Wright

The joint administrators of UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché have identified rival retailer Peacocks as the preferred bidder for the business amid the news 30 stores are to close next month.... read more

Retailer Bonmarché falls into administration

21 October 2019 | Beth Wright

UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché has fallen into administration after failing to restructure its business fast enough to meet today's new trading realities.... read more

EWM owner secures 82.96% stake in Bonmarché

10 July 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Billionaire businessman and Edinburgh Woollen Mill-owner Philip Day is on track to take Bonmarché Holdings Plc private after securing an 82.96% stake in the struggling UK women's value clothing retailer.... read more

Top Bonmarché executives sell stakes to EWM-owner

2 July 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The chief executive and chief financial officers of UK women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché Holdings Plc have sold their shares in the business to Edinburgh Woollen Mill-owner Philip Day who has made a takeover bid for the company.... read more

Bonmarché swings in favour of EWM owner takeover

27 June 2019 | Leonie Barrie

The board of struggling women’s value clothing retailer Bonmarche Holdings Plc has swung in favour of an offer for the business from the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, amid poor trading during the first quarter.... read more

Bonmarché pushes on as sceptical bidder "takes step back"

22 May 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Bonmarché is pressing on with plans to improve the performance of the business and has urged investors not to take any action on a takeover bid that remains on the table for the UK value women's wear retailer.... read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner makes bid for Bonmarché

2 April 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

A Dubai-based investment firm led by the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Philip Day, has submitted a GBP5.7m takeover bid for struggling British fashion retailer Bonmarché.... read more

Bonmarché shares plummet on fresh FY profit warning

19 March 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in Bonmarché tumbled by more than 25% this morning (19 March) as the UK value women's wear retailer issued another profit warning following significantly weaker trading since the beginning of March. ... read more

Bonmarché sees festive sales take a tumble

25 January 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in Bonmarché were up by almost 7% this morning (25 January) after trading over the peak Christmas period came in marginally better than expected.... read more

Bonmarché shares tumble on FY profit warning

13 December 2018 | Beth Wright

Bonmarché has warned it could swing to a full-year loss as "extremely poor" Black Friday sales and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit makes for current trading conditions that CEO Helen Connolly said are unprecedented in the retailer's experience and "significantly worse" than during the recession of 2008/9.... read more

Bonmarché pins hopes on holiday trading season

20 November 2018 | Beth Wright

Bonmarché is pinning its hopes on the key Black Friday through to Christmas trading period as the UK value women's wear retailer maintained its full-year guidance despite a drop in profit and flat sales in its first-half..... read more

Bonmarché issues FY profit warning

27 September 2018 | Beth Wright

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has issued a profit warning for the full financial year as the summer heatwave and a weak high street led to sales that were below expectations in the second quarter.... read more

Bonmarché off to positive start with Q1 sales rise

26 July 2018 | Beth Wright

Bonmarché has said it is pleased with the improvement in trading in stores as the UK value women's wear retailer marks a positive start to the year with total sales rising despite being up against strong comparatives.... read more

Bonmarché FY profit up despite "challenging" trading conditions

20 June 2018 | Beth Wright

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has booked a rise in annual profits thanks to a surge in online revenue but sales at its bricks and mortar locations were branded "disappointing" in the period.... read more

Online sales help boost Bonmarché Q1 sales rise

27 July 2017 | Beth Wright

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has said it is particularly pleased with the further progress in online sales, which helped to boost total revenue by 7.6% for the first quarter.... read more

M&S, Bonmarché urged to compensate Cambodian workers

11 July 2017 | Michelle Russell

A Marks & Spencer and Bonmarché supplier factory in Cambodia that closed down a year ago leaving 208 workers without jobs is yet to settle severance pay and final salaries, according to a labour rights group that is now urging the brands to compensate employees. ... read more

Bonmarche outlines growth plan as FY earnings tumble

19 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

Bonmarché Holdings has outlined a new plan it hopes will help grow the business after the UK value women's wear retailer posted a 40% slump in full-year earnings and conceded efforts to modernise its business are not working.... read more

Bonmarche confident on FY as sales grow

19 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has said its financial position remains sound as it revealed higher sales in its fourth-quarter and said full-year earnings remain on track.... read more

The Flanarant - Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and flash PR

27 February 2017 | Mike Flanagan

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government concentrating too much on headline-grabbing mistakes at high street retailers in its "name and shame" campaign against abuse at home?... read more

Debenhams and Peacocks criticised on UK minimum wage

16 February 2017 | Michelle Russell

Department store retailer Debenhams and fashion retailer Peacocks have been named by the UK Government for failing to pay some of their workers the national minimum or living wage.... read more

Bonmarché reaffirms outlook on sales growth

20 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its full-year forecast as it revealed higher sales in its year-to-date thanks to a pull back on promotions.... read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to relaunch Austin Reed

24 November 2016 | Beth Wright

UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is to accelerate new store openings and plans to relaunch the Austin Reed brand on the back of strong sales and record profits last year.... read more

Bonmarché warns of warm weather hit to profits

21 September 2016 | Leonie Barrie

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has issued a profit warning after "unseasonably hot weather" hurt sales of its autumn ranges.... read more

Bonmarché blames weather for fall in Q1 sales

28 July 2016 | Leonie Barrie

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché has blamed poor weather and lack of demand for its summer fashions for an 8.1% drop in first quarter like-for-like sales at its stores.... read more

Bonmarche confident as FY meets expectations

10 June 2016 | Michelle Russell

UK women's wear retailer Bonmarché is confident in its outlook after revealing a drop in earnings but higher sales in its last fiscal year. ... read more

Unseasonal weather weighs on Bonmarche

11 April 2016 | Katie Smith

Greater flexibility in its buying processes to combat the impact of unseasonal weather will be "vital" for Bonmarché going forward, one analyst has said, after the UK women's wear retailer issued a cautious outlook as colder weather impacted demand for spring products. ... read more

Bonmarché taps sourcing veteran Connolly as new CEO

30 March 2016 | Katie Smith

UK women's wear retailer Bonmarché has tapped sourcing and buying veteran Helen Connolly as its new CEO. ... read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to open more stores as profit rises

30 November 2015 | Katie Smith

Continuing its expansion, UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has revealed plans to open a further 100 stores after booking a double-digit increase in annual profit. ... read more