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Britt Soeder at iProspect

Comment: Google pushes retailers to focus on mobile-optimised websites

30 April 2015 | By Britt Soeder, head of owned media at digital performance marketing agency iProspect

As consumers increasingly use mobile devices to research, browse and buy online, Google wants to do its part to ensure a smooth experience. Last week, it began rolling out an algorithm update that rewards ‘mobile-friendly’ sites, with users shown these to the detriment of others when searching from a handset.

Eric Musgrave

Fashion activists keep talking about a revolution

30 April 2015 | By

Like a cork that keeps bobbing back to the surface, critical scrutiny of the fashion supply chain refuses to disappear.

Anne Wright, owner of womenswear independent Young ideas in Ashbourne

Talking Shop: Independents can compete with multiples

27 April 2015

Anne Wright is the owner of womenswear independent Young Ideas in Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Drapers Digital Forum 2015

Shop Direct and Topshop win big at the Drapers Digital awards

30 April 2015 | By ,

Shop Direct won Best Pure-play Etailer and the Overall Award for Excellence at the Drapers Digital Awards tonight (April 30) for its Very.co.uk website.

Meet the Manufacturer

Meet the Manufacturer to offer informal buyer sessions

1 May 2015 | By

British fashion sourcing event Meet the Manufacturer will introduce ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions in partnership with the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) at its next event in June.

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Video: How to create an immersive online experience Video

1 May 2015 | By

Harnessing the power of content and personalisation are two of the essential ways to create an immersive online experience, according to Drapers Digital Forum 2015 speakers Matthew Williamson business director Rosanna Falconer, Amazon apparel director Valeria Juarez and New Look group digital director Jack Smith.

Simply Be responds to Protein World\'s plus-size campaign

Simply Be hits back at Protein World’s weight loss campaign

1 May 2015 | By

Simply Be will unveil a counter attack to the controversial weight loss campaign from supplements company Protein World tomorrow.

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Video: Drapers Digital Forum ecomm experts discuss the key challenges online Video

1 May 2015 | By

Marketing, innovation and mobile were identified as the key issues and opportunities in digital at the moment by speakers and panellists at the 2015 Drapers Digital Forum (April 30), including New Look group digital director Jack Smith and Gareth Rees-John, Topman global digital director.

Drapers Digital Awards before the event kicked off

Image gallery: Drapers Digital Awards 2015 in pictures

1 May 2015 | By

The Drapers Digital Awards 2015 took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night (April 30) celebrating the best in digital fashion retailing. Here is a snapshot of all the action from the night.

Amazon Fashion picked up the Consumer Choice Award for the third year running

Image gallery: Drapers Digital Awards 2015 winners

1 May 2015 | By

The winners gallery from the 2015 Drapers Digital Awards held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on April 30.

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Drapers Digital Forum: Don’t rush into international expansion

1 May 2015 | By

The most important thing to remember when weighing up whether to launch into new markets is to take it slowly and do your research, ecommerce experts have said.

John Lewis

Sun shines on John Lewis as fashion sales rise 18.5%

1 May 2015 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis were 18.5% ahead of last year for the week ended April 25, as warm weather and sunshine boosted overall trade.

Ethel Austin

Former Ethel Austin and Woolies staff lose compensation battle

1 May 2015 | By

Former Ethel Austin and Woolworths staff have lost a claim for compensation after the European court of justice rejected a case brought by trade union Usdaw.

Norbert Dentressengle

XPO Logistics buys European rival Norbert Dentressangle

1 May 2015 | By

US company XPO Logistics has agreed to buy Norbert Dentressangle in a deal worth €3.24bn (£2.36bn).

Mr Porter x Cos collaboration

Mr Porter and Cos team up to create menswear range

1 May 2015 | Updated: 1 May 2015 | By

Menswear etailer Mr Porter has collaborated with contemporary retailer Cos on a 23-piece spring 15 collection, due to launch in stores later this month.

British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village

Sixth British Designers’ Collective to launch at Bicester Village

24 April 2015 | By

Mary Katrantzou, Sophia Webster and Peter Pilotto are among the designers whose previous collections will be featured at the British Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.

Rachel Riley

The Drapers Interview: Rachel Riley, managing director of Rachel Riley

29 April 2015 | By

Meet the London designer pushed into the spotlight by the selling power of a mini monarch

Farfetch chief executive José Neves

The Drapers Interview: José Neves, chief executive of Farfetch

22 April 2015 | By

Fresh from a new £56m funding round and a $1bn (£652m) valuation for his seven-year old firm, the founder of Farfetch explains his aggressive international expansion plans and why the platform helps indies take risks that benefit both their online and offline businesses.

Karpelle managing director Howard Klepper.

The Drapers Interview: Howard Klepper, managing director of Karpelle

15 April 2015 | By

Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance

Lauren Ferguson

The Drapers Interview: Lauren Ferguson

8 April 2015 | By

Old-fashioned customer service and a modern buying approach helped Lauren Ferguson’s Sisters Boutique in Falkirk scoop a Drapers Award

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