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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.

Jo Davies

I’m determined to resist the discount culture

20 November 2014

Jo Davies is the owner of premium womenswear retailer Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Betty Jackson at the Drapers Awards

Bonmarché and Betty Jackson pick up top prizes at Drapers Awards

20 November 2014 | By

Value retailer Bonmarché was named Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) at the Drapers Awards 2014, while British fashion stalwart Betty Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years’ service to the industry.

Mobile shopping

Technology will influence half of store sales this Christmas

24 November 2014 | By

Almost half of physical shop sales will be digitally influenced this year, according to research from Deloitte.

Creative Industries Federation

Fashion heavyweights sign up to Creative Industries Federation

24 November 2014 | By

A new independent body has been launched to represent the UK’s cultural sector, uniting more than 200 companies and organisations across the fashion, broadcasting, film, music, publishing, architecture and arts industries.

Scott Nichol autumn 14

Scott Nichol plans ecommerce store

24 November 2014 | By Luke Todd

Heritage sock brand Scott Nichol has launched its first ever website ahead of plans to sell online from the second quarter of 2015.

Philip Armstrong dress

Philip Armstrong wins payout over copyright breach

24 November 2014 | By Petah Marian

Fashion designer Philip Armstrong has won a legal battle against young fashion brand TFNC over the copy of a dress design.

Bond Street Christmas 2014

International spend to soar over Christmas

24 November 2014 | By

Chinese and Middle Eastern shoppers are set to lead international spend in the UK over the festive season, with London and Manchester to benefit the most.

Gap to launch dedicated online shop through Zalando

24 November 2014 | By

Gap will launch a dedicated online shop on German etailer Zalando next year, offering clothing and accessories under the Gap Women, Gap Men, Gap Kids and Baby Gap brands.

New Look

New Look completes Mim sale

24 November 2014 | By

New Look has completed the sale of its French business Mim to Main Asia (HK) Limited, an independent company advised by Asia Global.

nougat

Nougat London falls into administration

24 November 2014 | By

Womenswear brand Nougat London has appointed administrators, blaming challenging market conditions for a downturn in trade.

The womenswear section at Lamberts Yard.

Image Gallery: Lambert's Yard unveiled

24 November 2014 | By

Leeds-based independent concept store Lambert’s Yard opened its doors on November 22.

High street

Footfall dips as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

24 November 2014 | By

Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.

High Street

Fresh call for business rates reform

24 November 2014 | By

The Government is being urged to do more to address business rates, after new research indicates that measures introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement are having little effect.

Blueberries

Off the record, November 1 2014

30 October 2014

This week’s movers, shakers and soirées.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

Teresa Tideman 1

The Drapers Interview - Teresa Tideman, Jacques Vert Group

6 November 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group boss Teresa Tideman is forging a modern identity for its portfolio of classic brands.

Liz Evans, Chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse

The Drapers Interview - Liz Evans, Oasis & Warehouse

30 October 2014 | By

Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.

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Drapers Awards 2014

Digital Edition: Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014

Read the Drapers Awards brochure 2014 as a fully digital edition.