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Insight

Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Harvey_Nichols_screengrab

Harvey Nichols’ web relaunch is a simple success

11 April 2014 | By

This week saw the relaunch of www.harveynichols.com. Drapers Keely Stocker gives her verdict.

Eric Musgrave

For all the cleverness of investors, great store staff make a business

12 April 2014 | By

The foot soldiers of fashion retail were put into the spotlight on Tuesday evening at the awards dinner for the We Love Retail competition, run by property company Hammerson.

Ready to go: click-and-collect desks are now a common sight at retailers across the country

Customer deliveries: A retail pick-me-up

17 April 2014 | By

The growing popularity of click-and-collect presents an opportunity for retailers.

Retail Trends Roundtable

Drapers Retail Market Report roundtable: Knowledge is power

12 April 2014 | By

Small- and medium-sized fashion businesses at a Drapers breakfast meeting had one thing in common: their customers are calling the shots.

Backing Britain: conference speakers (back row from left) Alek Adamski, Kurt Salmon; Chris Taylor, Basic Thinking; Julie King, De Montfort University; Kate Hills, Make it British (front row) Tony O’Connor, M&S; David Goodwin, Matalan; Christopher Nieper,

ASBCI conference: Supply and demand

8 March 2014 | By Jane Simms

Retailers and suppliers at last month’s ASBCI conference in Hinckley were hopeful of a revival in UK manufacturing.

Switched on: John Lewis’s Exeter store

Technology: Investing for the future

22 February 2014 | By

The growing demands of multichannel global retail mean it is crucial that retailers invest in technology or risk losing out.

Adam Adamski Kurt Salmon

Weighing up the cost to serve

11 March 2014

How much does it cost to sell a product in store, deliver it to the customer’s home, or via click-and-collect?

Little Shrimp

Kidswear Indicator, April 19 2014

19 April 2014

What’s selling now in the world of kidswear fashion?

Religion

Young Fashion Indicator, April 12 2014

12 April 2014

What’s selling now in the world of young fashion?

Ted Baker has launched Grooming Rooms alongside stores

Fashion Index: Male shoppers represent a huge opportunity

19 April 2014

Read our fashion index page to get a barometer of trade in the UK.

Marks and Spencer leading ladies

Fashion Index: M&S needs to have more than clever marketing

12 April 2014

Read our fashion index page to get a barometer of trade in the UK.

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