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Following his promotion at Asos to chief operating officer, Drapers takes a look back at Nick Beighton’s career history and ask industry insiders what they think of the move.
Years ago, I was a van driver’s mate in London. The van driver worked almost exclusively for the antiques trade so our working day was spent picking up objets d’art from auction houses and taking them to antique shops, or vice versa.
Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.
Richard Pepper is owner of menswear and womenswear independent Peppers in Church Stretton, Shropshire, and a member of the IMC (Independent Menswear Company) Buying Group.
Myf Ryan, marketing director at Westfield.
A lack of demand for winter clothing last week saw John Lewis’s fashion sales growth slow to 1.9% from a 12.5% increase the week before.
Asda is facing mass legal action by a group of mainly female workers in its stores, who claim they are not paid the same as the mostly male employees in its distribution warehouses.
Suppliers have hit out at the “excessive” fines issued by Asos.com for “minor” breaches of its delivery rules, amid a crackdown by the etailer.
Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp said the second half of the year is showing “signs of early positive progress”, after a “very disappointing” first six months.
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has announced he will step down, after the supermarket chain revealed the hole in forecasts was bigger than previously forecast.
Selfridges has revealed this year’s Christmas window displays at its Oxford Street flagship, featuring modern interpretations of 25 stories including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and the Golden Goose.
Retailers need to create exciting in-store experiences to entice young shoppers to make their purchases there and then, according to a new report commissioned by Samsung.
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A beginner’s guide: Independent retail
Great concept? Check! Next in our 12-part guide to setting up shop is the crucial phase of ensuring your business is built on strong financial foundations.
Expanding in Russia
With growing political and economic uncertainty in Russia, should retailers still gamble on expanding there?
Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.
This week’s birthdays, bashes and benefits.
Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.
UK designer Florence Bridge has worked in Matthew Williamson’s embroidery and design department, and in production at Erdem.
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Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.
A new menswear trade show will run alongside CIFF during next year’s Copenhagen Fashion Week.