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Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses Sports Direct’s purchase of Heatons in Ireland, the appointment of Alison Loehnis as Net-a-Porter’s president and the warm weather hitting retail sales across the UK.
Dave Forsey, the chief executive of Sports Direct, has been charged with a criminal offence relating to the controversial pre-pack administration of young fashion chain USC in January.
Burberry has appointed Leanne Wood as chief people and corporate affairs officer and Fumbi Chima as chief information officer as the British firm bulks up its management team.
John Lewis has announced it is to open a new department store in Cheltenham in 2017.
Fashion sales at John Lewis climbed 7.1% in the week to October 3, with outerwear performing positively despite an unseasonably warm start to the month.
More than a million people visited Birmingham’s Grand Central in its first fortnight of trading.
Amazon UK will recruit an additional 19,000 people over Christmas to cope with demand.
The UK government will monitor retailers to ensure they pass on the £480m annual savings from the EU’s ban on excessive bank card fees to consumers.
Brands and suppliers were breathing a sigh of relief at the return of wet and windy weather this week, after a warm spell across many parts of the UK at the end of September hit sales of autumn stock.
Fifty former workers at Sports Direct-owned young fashion firm USC have secured a protected redundancy payout after the business gave them just 15 minutes’ notice before they lost their jobs.
Savile Row tailor Richard James is thought to be considering selling a multimillion pound stake in the business.
Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey has said the acquisition of Irish department store chain Heatons will be an “exceptional deal” for its shareholders.
Here’s a handy reminder to cheer the spirits: three-quarters of 2015 is already behind us. What sort of year have you and your business had? What can you do over the next 12 weeks to ensure you have maximised the opportunities the year offered?
The government’s proposal to relax Sunday trading rules by devolving power to local areas will inevitably divide opinion – whether you are a retailer, a worker or a consumer.
With a major rollout of own retail on the cards for 2016, Boden has its sights set on becoming a truly multichannel business in what will be its 25th anniversary year.
An online-first approach has turned transformed a family-run shoe shop in Cheshire into an international etail powerhouse – and 2015 winner of the Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer Award.
This year’s Drapers Independent Awards Lifetime Achievement winner David Coe reveals his secrets to success over the last seven decades, and discusses the changing face of retail and keeping it in the family.
Lexicon Bracknell will be Fenwick’s first new store for 14 years. It will be, says Hugo Fenwick, ‘the Berkshire department store’