John Lewis’ own-brand labels boost summer sales The retailer saw a 7.2% increase in total fashion sales last week, with sales up 1.3% compared to the same week in 2018. The boost was attributed to a 6.6% increase in year-on-year sales of John Lewis’ own-brand fashion. Read more.

Travis Perkins prepares to sell Wickes by mid-2020 Allan Williams, Travis Perkins’ CFO, will be leading the project. The sale is currently estimated at between £400 to £500m. Despite recent drops in operating profits, Wickes reported strong first-quarter sales - up 9.4%. Read more.

Spectre Holdings confirms plans to delist Bonmarché Philip Day, owner of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Jaeger among others, has secured 93% of shares of the womenswear retailer. Bonmarché has over 300 stores in the U.K. and had originally been moved to a main market listing in October 2015. Read more.

Pets at Home forms partnership with pet-sitting service The pet supply retailer has acquired a stake in Tailster and will be rolling the service out to its 4.4 million VIP loyalty scheme customers. The move is part of Pets at Home’s plans for pet services to generate 50% of future revenue. Read more.

American Eagle partners with Lil Wayne The fashion retailer has produced a 25-piece collection composed of apparel and accessories, in collaboration with hip-hop artist Lil Wayne. Last year American Eagle partnered with Universal Music Group to highlight talent through digital content. Read more.

Bensons for Beds to extend range of environmentally-friendly products Since it launched the strategy last year, the bed retailer has seen around 40,000 beds taken for recycling. Bensons will extend its range of environmentally-friendly items after seeing a 96% sales rise in products that feature recycled materials. Read more.