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Laura Ashley Begins NEXT Chapter GlobeNewswire October 29, 2020 London, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, announced Laura Ashley® has chosen to partner with NEXT plc to reintroduce their home products online and in stores nationwide. NEXT has over 500 stores in the U.K. and Eire and an online presence in over 70 countries making them an ideal retail partner to continue Laura Ashley’s story. As owners of the Laura Ashley brand, the partnership with NEXT is an important part of the brand’s evolution and Gordon Brothers’ continued priorities to expand the portfolio of licensees and franchisees, bolster e-commerce presence and develop more strategic wholesale and retail relationships. Gordon Brothers acquired the Laura Ashley brand, archives and related intellectual property in April 2020.