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Next said  supply chain woes had seen higher freight costs push up prices by about 2% in the first half and cautioned this would continue into next year. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion giant Next has hiked its full-year outlook once more after surging sales but warned over rising prices and staff shortages in the run-up to Ch(...)

The boss of British fashion retailer Next said on Thursday the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions felt different from previous relaxations, making(...)

Reiss will transition its online platform, warehouse, distribution and logistics to use Next’s platform to run retail websites and back-end operations, Photograph: PA

Next has bought a 25 per cent stake in fashion retail rival Reiss to form a “strategic partnership”. Reiss, which has been a favourite of the famous i(...)

UK fashion chain Next has upgraded its full-year profit forecast for the third time this year after sales grew more than expected in the third quarter(...)

The UK high street has been one of the worst-hit sectors of the economy there, with the situation mirrored in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

The chief executive of Next, one of the UK’s most successful retailers, has said the shift to online shopping triggered by the lockdown means there is(...)

A view of a quiet Grafton Street in Dublin amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Covid-19 crisis has caused massive disruption in many industries, but particularly hard hit are the hospitality and retail sectors, both of which (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain can avoid disorder and chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit because a step-up in the government’s contingency planning meant the economy was(...)

Summer wardrobes can only expand so much. Enjoying the sunshine in Merrion Square, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

First sign of a heatwave, lovely. Break out the straw hats and open-toe sandals. Invest in breathable fabrics, shun long sleeves, weigh up the appropr(...)

Next is pencilling in full-year profits of £717 million (€806 million), down 1.3 per cent on the previous year.

Surging demand for summer clothing in the recent heatwave helped Next grow sales, but the chain’s boss warned the return of soaring temperatures will (...)

Shoppers with Next  bags on Oxford Street, London.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Clothing retailer Next said it sees a more favourable pricing environment in the coming year after a tough 12 months in which retail failures piled up(...)

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