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Eric Musgrave

The more multichannel grows, the more returns will surely follow

22 October 2014 | By

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

Pop-up shops give high street the boost it needs

22 October 2014

Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.

Richard Pepper

Cherry-picking brands is our margin for success

22 October 2014

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.

Mobile shopping

Google launches fourth shopping habits analysis tool

23 October 2014 | By

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.

Samsung Future Shoppers

Retail 'theatre' will encourage young shoppers to spend, says report

23 October 2014 | By

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 Christmas windows 2014

Image gallery: Selfridges unveils storytelling Christmas windows

23 October 2014

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

‘Results confirm we have the right strategy,’ says Debenhams boss

23 October 2014 | By

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 CROP

Tesco chairman to step down as turmoil continues

23 October 2014 | By

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

Debenhams pre-tax profits fall 21% as expected

23 October 2014 | By

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.

Retailers are hoping for bumper multichannel trading this weekend, as consumers hit the shops with their last pay packet before Christmas.

Christmas retail recruitment to slow

23 October 2014 | By

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).

Asos menswear autumn 14

Asos suppliers blast delivery penalties

23 October 2014 | By , Susie Bearne

Suppliers have hit out at the “excessive” fines issued by Asos.com for “minor” breaches of its delivery rules, amid a crackdown by the etailer.

Pure

Brands eye Asian markets at inaugural Pure Shanghai

22 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Eighteen UK women’s fashion brands were among a raft of international exhibitors at the first ever Pure Shanghai show, which ran from Monday to Wednesday this week at the New International Expo Centre.

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British Fashion Awards shortlist announced

22 October 2014 | By

J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Erdem will battle it out to win womenswear designer of the year at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, voted for by members of the global fashion industry.

Cotton Traders

Cotton Traders eyes growth as founders regain control

22 October 2014 | By

Leisurewear retailer Cotton Traders wants to expand its stores and online presence after a record year of trading allowed its founders to buy back Next’s 33% share in the company.

Make it British

Supply chain must ‘unite to thrive’

22 October 2014 | By

The fashion and textiles industry must unite and work with the government to create a climate for British manufacturing to thrive, said experts at a Westminster forum on domestic manufacturing, skills and wearable technology on Tuesday.

Tickled Pink post surgery bra from George at Asda

George launches post-surgery bra range

26 September 2014 | By

George at Asda has launched a post-surgery bra range developed with Breast Cancer Care ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Johnstons of Elgin: general view of the mill

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

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.

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The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

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.

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The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.

Angela Spindler

The Drapers Interview: Angela Spindler, N Brown Group

2 October 2014 | By

The N Brown boss has drawn up a new template to get the group’s biggest-selling brand - JD Williams - back on track.

Interact

Digital Edition October 18 2014

Digital Edition: October 18 2014

16 October 2014

Exclusive Access: Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are bringing luxury to Shop Direct with VeryExclusive.co.uk. Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.