Mothercare may have had a weak Christmas but rival Mamas & Papas fared much better. The retailer said this week that sales rose 2.7% in the six weeks to January 13 and that it saw record sales through its stores.
Plus size and menswear growth, a US sales surge, and good online sales drove omnichannel retailer N Brown to a pleasing Q3 and record-breaking Christmas period. And a new Zalando deal should drive sales even higher.
Britain’s Ocado has sealed a deal to allow Canada’s second largest food supermarket group Sobeys to use its e-commerce platform, sending the British online retailer’s shares up 28 percent on the new international tie-up.