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Following his promotion at Asos to chief operating officer, Drapers takes a look back at Nick Beighton’s career history and ask industry insiders what they think of the move.
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Years ago, I was a van driver’s mate in London. The van driver worked almost exclusively for the antiques trade so our working day was spent picking up objets d’art from auction houses and taking them to antique shops, or vice versa.
Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.
Richard Pepper is owner of menswear and womenswear independent Peppers in Church Stretton, Shropshire, and a member of the IMC (Independent Menswear Company) Buying Group.
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Asda is facing mass legal action by a group of mainly female workers in its stores, who claim they are not paid the same as the mostly male employees in its distribution warehouses.
A lack of demand for winter clothing last week saw John Lewis’s fashion sales growth slow to 1.9% from a 12.5% increase the week before.
Amazon has reported a third quarter loss of $437m (£273m), up from the $41m (£26m) loss it reported for the same period last year.
Hackett’s turnover increased 10% to £170m and its pre-tax profits soared 74% from £3.9m to £6.8m in the year to March 31, as it continued to expand internationally.
Retailers are being warned to plan carefully to avoid delivery failures and breakdowns in their supply chains in the run-up to Christmas, as experts predict an unprecedented demand for click-and-collect services.
Google has launched its fourth annual Consumer Barometer tool to provide more insight into how consumers are using digital media as part of their shopping experience.
Retailers need to create exciting in-store experiences to entice young shoppers to make their purchases there and then, according to a new report commissioned by Samsung.
Selfridges has revealed this year’s Christmas window displays at its Oxford Street flagship, featuring modern interpretations of 25 stories including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and the Golden Goose.
Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp said the second half of the year is showing “signs of early positive progress”, after a “very disappointing” first six months.
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has announced he will step down, after the supermarket chain revealed the hole in forecasts was bigger than previously forecast.
Debenhams saw underlying pre-tax profits fall 21% to £110.3m despite like-for-like sales increasing by 1% for the full year to August 30. Gross transactional value rose 1.7% to £2,823.9m.
Less than half of retailers expect to increase staffing in the next three months, compared with 72% in the same period last year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.
Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with VeryExclusive.co.uk, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.
Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.
The N Brown boss has drawn up a new template to get the group’s biggest-selling brand - JD Williams - back on track.