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The independent sector came together at London’s The Brewery yesterday (September 17) to celebrate the achievements of the best in the business at the Drapers Independent Awards 2014.
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Many Scottish businesses will have breathed a collective sigh of relief at this morning’s referendum results, as did I when I clambered out of bed and switched on the news - if only because it ends months of uncertainty.
There is a bitter-sweet irony that the Drapers Independent Retailer of the Year 2014 is Scottish - very Scottish - and picked up the sought-after accolade on Wednesday, the day before the independence vote north of the border.
Derek McCormack is menswear buyer for independent department store Majors, which has three branches in Shropshire and Wales, and a member of the International Menswear Company (IMC).
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Lyle & Scott’s head of ecommerce Will Dymott is to step down from the young fashion brand after nearly four years to join ecommerce and multichannel retail consultancy Practicology.
The company assets of womenswear independent Austique have been sold to FC Fund Managers, after the two-store London business went into administration.
Mothercare will launch third-party fashion brands into all UK stores from October as part of a three-year turnaround plan.
Ben Sherman is moving to a bigger store on Long Acre in London’s Covent Garden to showcase more of the brand’s range and house an in-store barber shop.
Tommy Hilfiger has promoted its chief marketing officer Avery Baker to the newly-created role of chief brand officer.
John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit in the newly created role of director of online product to help boost its multichannel strategy.
A new men’s and women’s pocket sprung footwear brand called Springuru has launched through crowd funding website Kickstarter with an aim to raise £15,000 by November 3.
Mothercare will launch a rights issue to raise around £100m to help it deliver on its new strategic plan.
Former M&S chief finance officer Alan Stewart is expected to start his new role at Tesco two months early after his employment with Marks & Spencer was formally ended today, following a period of gardening leave.
British shoe maker Jimmy Choo has today announced its intention to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the main London Stock Exchange.
Online purchases of clothing and footwear will soar over the next four years, but consumers are increasingly looking for more flexible delivery options such as Sunday delivery or click-and-collect pick up points, according to a report commissioned by Barclays.
Bread & Butter founder Karl-Heinz Müller has launched an online shop for his Berlin store 14oz.
A new training scheme for young members of the fashion industry will begin next week with the first intake of an apprenticeship programme at a London-based manufacturer.
Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.
Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals
With a refreshed offer and customer loyalty card, Arnotts boss Ray Hernan is leading the Dublin store out of the dark days of Ireland’s economic crash.
For Debenhams property director Rob Hadfield, the building blocks for retail growth are still very much made of bricks and mortar.