John Shannon, who had bought childrenswear retailer Adams out of administration in 2007, will once again acquire the company’s brand, along with 120 stores, out of administration, according to The Scotsman. The paper also reports that the directors of shoe retailer Stylo, which entered into administration last week, are putting together a management buyout plan that would include at least half of the company’s 385 Barratts and PriceLess stores.
Outdoor Scene, which sells outdoor clothing via a website, four stores, and a wholesale division, was placed into administration last week. MCR, the administrator, hopes to sell the business as a going concern and says that several potential buyers have already stepped forward.
The Guardian has yet another story singing the praises of fashion etailer ASOS and founder Nick Robertson. Fun fact: ASOS’ own label accounts for 60 per cent of its sales.
The Times offers a paean to specialist seed cataloguers. Among those highlighted are Chiltern Seeds, Simpson’s Seeds, Medwyn’s of Anglesey, and Plant World Seeds.
Aamir Ahmad, managing director of home furnishings cataloguer/retailer Dwell, explains to Real Business why the back-end operations of a business are as important as the front-end, marketing side.
From the We’ll Leave the Joke Headlines Up to You Department: the British Limousin Cattle Society has launched Semenstore.co.uk. According to The Herald of Scotland, the eCommerce site was designed “to provide a comprehensive ‘one-stop-semen-shop’ to market Limousin semen online in a straightforward and professional manner”.