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New Tesco boss Dave Lewis

New Tesco CEO: Who is Dave Lewis?

21 July 2014 | By

As the news breaks that Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke is on his way out, Drapers takes a closer look at his replacement Dave Lewis, head of Unilever’s personal care division, who will take up the post ...

Adidas social media

Adidas celebrates World Cup social media triumph

16 July 2014 | By

The Germans have plenty to celebrate following the dramatic conclusion of Sunday’s World Cup in Brazil, and German sportswear brand Adidas is sharing in the triumph.

FRA Awards Philip Green Michael Gove Christos Angelides Jason Tarry

FRA Awards: Practical experience wins out

10 July 2014 | By

The annual Fashion Retail Academy Awards, where this year’s crop of talented graduates were congratulated by Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green and education secretary Michael Gove among others, proved you just can’t beat pracitcal work experience in the field.

Diane Wehrle

Kirsty and Phil are right – it’s all about location

10 July 2014

Diane Wehrle is research director at footfall monitoring service Springboard.

Lou Scott (left) and Janine O\'Keefe (right) from O\'Keefe

Reinventing yourself when the chips are down

10 July 2014

Janine O’Keefe founded womenswear independent Okeefe in Esher, Surrey.

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer's online woes should have been foreseen

8 July 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer spent more than three years developing its website – so why didn’t it anticipate the problems of switching onto a new platform, instead of predicting growth for this year?

phase eight

Phase Eight has blueprint for succesful US launch

30 June 2014 | By

At a Drapers Dinner with Marks & Spencer’s international director Jan Heere last week, there was a lot of talk about expanding into the US.

Mary Anderson-Ford

London is becoming the holy grail for retailers

27 June 2014 | Updated: 25 June 2014

Mary Anderson-Ford is managing director of recruitment consultancy AquaRetail.

Grant Michell

Working together can only make us stronger

27 June 2014

Grant Mitchell is the managing director of mainstream menswear independent Cooper & McKenzie in Dundee and a member of IMC.


The ability to adapt and focus on business is back in fashion

28 June 2014 | By

The buzz of enthusiasm around the Drapers editorial office has been higher than usual over the past couple of weeks.

Eric Musgrave

The menswear season launches in style at Pitti Uomo

21 June 2014 | By

One of the many perks of my job is that it takes me to Florence twice a year for Pitti Immagine Uomo.

Berlin: Day one round-up

Berlin: Day one round-up

9 July 2014 | By

On day one of the Berlin trade shows Drapers’ joined the brands and retailers in negotiating the extreme weather which combined glorious sunshine and monsoon thunderstorm conditions to visit Bread & Butter, Premium, Panorama, Seek and Capsule.

Graeme Moran

Google Glass sees its future with Ray-Ban

5 April 2014 | By

For many, Ray-Ban is arguably the most iconic sunglasses brand around today - what’s cooler than James Dean in Wayfarers in Rebel Without a Cause or Tom Cruise’s aviators in Top Gun?