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Jonathan De Mello

Mapic retail property conference was 'awash with delegates doing deals'

25 November 2014 | By Jonathan De Mello

Mapic - Europe’s premier retail property conference - certainly lived up to the billing this year with more retailers, more property investors, and more sun. The famous Cannes Croisette was awash with delegates doing deals, talking retail, and taking advantage of the weather for some al fresco lunching.

Eric Musgrave

Today’s not-so-supermarkets will have to adapt and overcome

21 November 2014 | By

Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.

Ron Porcello

Technology makes a business leaner and fitter

20 November 2014

Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.

Eric Musgrave

While Brits reflect with poppies, money grows on trees for Chinese etailer

13 November 2014 | By

Two totally different news items caught my imagination this week and combined in my mind in an unexpected way.

Eric Musgrave

Top marks for Primark, but for M&S it’s ‘must try harder’

7 November 2014 | By

In a slightly cruel coincidence of the financial reporting calendar, Marks & Spencer’s latest interim update on Wednesday came out two days after Primark’s full-year statement.

M&S White City

M&S must emulate White City store to rally fashion sales

5 November 2014 | By

All eyes have been firmly placed on Marks & Spencer this week as the retailer unveiled its interim results, but can the retailer’s revamped Westfield London residence open the door to rising sales?  

Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.

Oscar de la Renta autumn 13

Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

Hunter Original Autumn 14

Fashion Team Favourite: Hunter Original’s AW14 video campaign Video

7 October 2014 | By

Hunter Original has released its autumn 14 video campaign after the clothing line launched in February at London Fashion Week.


Fashion team favourite: Edit

2 October 2014 | By

Easy to wear, oversized silhouettes are the premise for new Hong Kong womenswear label Edit.

Rahul crop

Fashion team favourite: Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra hits Harvey Nichols

2 September 2014 | By

International Woolmark Prize 2013/14 winner Rahul Mishra today launched his exclusive winning capsule collection at London department store Harvey Nichols.

Gibson and Birkbeck

Fashion Team Favourite: Gibson and Birkbeck

20 August 2014 | By

An up and coming shirting brand is the latest to catch our Fashion Team’s eye this season.

Ganni Copenhagen fashion week spring 15

Fashion team favourite: Copenhagen fashion week

11 August 2014 | By

Drapers picks the best looks from the womenswear names to know at the recent Copenhagen fashion week.


Copenhagen shows: Strong and steady start to CIFF

5 August 2014 | By

Copenhagen’s biggest trade show CIFF got off to a steady start this week, with the first three days of the four-day event welcoming a solid number of visitors, although some brands believed that this season’s new dates and the sunny Danish weather had caused buyers to stay away.