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Eric Musgrave

The more multichannel grows, the more returns will surely follow

22 October 2014 | By

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

Pop-up shops give high street the boost it needs

22 October 2014

Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.

Richard Pepper

Cherry-picking brands is our margin for success

22 October 2014

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

Ecommerce: Why fashion and tech collaboration makes business sense

22 October 2014

Myf Ryan, marketing director at Westfield.

John Lewis St Pancras 2

John Lewis fashion sales growth slows to 1.9%

24 October 2014 | By

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 faces legal challenge over equal pay

24 October 2014 | By

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.

Asos menswear autumn 14

Asos suppliers blast delivery penalties

23 October 2014 | By , Susie Bearne

Suppliers have hit out at the “excessive” fines issued by for “minor” breaches of its delivery rules, amid a crackdown by the etailer.

Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp

‘Results confirm we have the right strategy,’ says Debenhams boss

23 October 2014 | By

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 to step down as turmoil continues

23 October 2014 | By

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 Christmas windows 2014

Image gallery: Selfridges unveils storytelling Christmas windows

23 October 2014

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.

Samsung Future Shoppers

Retail 'theatre' will encourage young shoppers to spend, says report

23 October 2014 | By

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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Short Order Menswear

22 October 2014 | By ,

In Short Supply: Give your autumn 14 menswear ranges a timely boost with our pick of the bestselling short-order pieces - all available now.

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A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

Business case: Louis Copeland had a lot to consider before opening a shop in Dundrum centre, Dublin

A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

22 October 2014 | By

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.

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Russian Roulette: Should retailers still gamble on expanding in Russia?

16 October 2014 | By

With growing political and economic uncertainty in Russia, should retailers still gamble on expanding there?

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Selling in China roundtable

Drapers International Report roundtable

Selling in China roundtable

16 October 2014 | By

Drapers brought together a selection of brands and retailers who all had one thing in common: the desire to succeed in the complex yet highly profitable Chinese market.


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    China Report

    International retailing is big business for the UK's high street, and over the coming years we're likely to see significant changes as our home-grown businesses shift their focus to overseas markets. It is with this in mind that Drapers, in association with OOCL Logistics (Europe), brings you the second international report of 2014, this time focused on China.

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    The Multichannel Report

    Within this report, we’ve polled a nationally representative pool of 2000 UK consumers to find out how they shop across channels with fashion brands and retailers, how they would like to shop and what they don’t like.

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    Innovation in Fashion Report

    This report looks at how businesses across the fashion industry are coming up with new ideas at every stage of the supply chain to add value in terms of efficiency and product.

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