February 15, 2012
British clothing retailers are apparently becoming more interested in making more of their ranges in the UK.
According to The Express, Sir Philip Green, owner of the Arcadia Group that includes Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Dorothy Perkins, said: “We are looking to do more here and are developing in Britain where we can.” Other retailers apparently trying this approach are John Lewis, J D Sports and Asos.
The report said ‘made in Britain’ is becoming trendy again as retailers react to rising labour costs in China. (more…)
August 31, 2010
At the risk of sounding preoccupied with the UK public sector, we can’t ignore developments of the past few weeks.
The Audit Commission is to be scrapped, 44,000 cost-saving ideas have been posted on the UK Spending Challenge website, and two big hitters have been appointed to spearhead the latest efficiency effort.
John Collington, now former Home Office commercial director, was expected to take up his post as head of procurement in the Cabinet Office’s new Efficiency and Reform Group yesterday. And Sir Philip Green, the chief of clothing retailer Arcadia Group, has been asked by prime minister David Cameron to lead an external review of government spending. (more…)