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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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Average prices at clothing, textiles and footwear stores increased by 0.2% year on year in August, bucking the wider trend in food and household goods stores.
Plans have been unveiled to build a 2.3 million sq ft shopping centre in Moscow, which is “set to attract a raft of international retailers seeking expansion opportunities in Russia”.
Fashion sales at John Lewis fell 13.1% in the week to September 13 against the year before, with the department store chain blaming the milder weather and lower footfall due to reduced promotional activity on the high street.
Lingerie business Rigby & Peller is looking to more than triple the size of its UK and Ireland store portfolio within the next five years as it targets a broader client base.
The Australia country manager for Asos.com Ching-Har Wong is to leave the business after just five months in the role.
Topshop launched a ‘social catwalk’ at LFW which involved the unveiling of three looks from the Topshop Unique spring 15 collection exclusively on Facebook immediately after the Sunday (September 14) show, rather than on the runway.
Miss Sixty will be repositioned as a premium brand when it relaunches in Europe later this year.
Clarks will open its US flagship store in New York’s SoHo district at 547 Broadway later this month.
Australian plus-size retailer Taking Shape has opened its first Scottish store in Aberdeen.
River Island will support men’s health charity Movember through the sale of four exclusively designed Oxford shirts with button-down collars.
Richard Grainger has left his position as director of retail buying and merchandising at French Connection after 10 years with the company.
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.
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.