About Jessica Clark

Jess Clark is a City A.M. news reporter covering retail and property.

July 2019 articles

Retail footfall drops as June fails to hit 2018 temperatures
Retail footfall drops as June fails to hit 2018 temperatures
Retail footfall fell again in June in the latest blow for the high street as cooler weather failed to live [...]
July 15, 2019
Persimmon apologises over Help to Buy faults
Persimmon apologises over Help to Buy faults
Housebuilding giant Persimmon has been forced to apologise to Help to Buy customers after it was revealed that new homes [...]
July 15, 2019
British luxury fashion sales break £5bn barrier
British luxury fashion sales break £5bn barrier
The British luxury fashion industry saw sales break through the £5bn barrier in the past year, driven by the rising [...]
July 15, 2019
Travis Perkins accelerates plans to sell Wickes
Travis Perkins accelerates plans to sell Wickes
Builders merchant Travis Perkins has stepped up its plans for a £500m spin-off of DIY retailer Wickes.  Travis Perkins has [...]
July 14, 2019
Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant empire sees losses deepen
Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant empire sees losses deepen
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant business posted deepening losses in its latest financial results as it works through an “efficiency [...]
July 14, 2019
Sports Direct expected to post 20 per cent profit drop
Sports Direct expected to post 20 per cent profit drop
Sports Direct is expected to report a 20 per cent drop in profit following an acquisition spree by billionaire owner [...]
July 14, 2019
M&S clothing boss steps down as CEO takes over role
M&S clothing boss steps down as CEO takes over role
Marks & Spencer head of clothing Jill McDonald is leaving the company and is set to be replaced by chief [...]
July 11, 2019
Bank of England to probe risks of Woodford-style funds
Bank of England to probe risks of Woodford-style funds
The Bank of England will investigate the potential risks of funds like beleaguered trader Neil Woodford’s suspended investment vehicle. Fund [...]
July 11, 2019
Private equity firm buys stake in Instagram fashion brand Reformation
Private equity firm buys stake in Instagram fashion brand Reformation
European private equity firm Permira has acquired a majority stake in sustainable fashion brand Reformation.  The company, which was founded [...]
July 11, 2019
Woodford loses trusted employees as fund suspension continues
Woodford loses trusted employees as fund suspension continues
Neil Woodford’s investment company has started to lose top employees as a round of redundancies, sparked by the suspension of [...]
July 11, 2019