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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.

Eric Musgrave

While Brits reflect with poppies, money grows on trees for Chinese etailer

13 November 2014 | By

Two totally different news items caught my imagination this week and combined in my mind in an unexpected way.

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.

Fenwick promotes Kieran McBride to buying director

21 November 2014 | By

Kieran McBride has been promoted to the position of director of buying at Fenwick for its Newcastle and York stores.


Richemont mulls Net-a-Porter IPO

21 November 2014 | By

Richemont is considering an initial public offering of as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg.


Mothercare ups quality and fashion offer to secure future growth

20 November 2014 | By

Mothercare is backing embellished, more detailed and higher quality clothing while it seeks to ramp up its fashion offer across its high street stores to grow sales and profits in its clothing arm.


Former JJB boss guilty of £1m fraud

20 November 2014 | By

The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, has been found guilty of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.

Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell opens production office and shop in Florence

20 November 2014 | By

Designer Margaret Howell has opened a standalone shop and production office in Florence.

Lacoste Regent Street

Lacoste teams up with Snapchat

20 November 2014 | By

Lacoste has partnered with Snapchat for its latest marketing campaign #spotthecroc.


JD Sports opens four new Open stores

20 November 2014 | By

Open, the menswear fascia from sportswear giant JD Sports, will launch four new stores next week in Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester and Dudley.

Hilditch & Key

Hilditch & Key unveils contemporary makeover

20 November 2014 | By

Hilditch & Key has revamped its Jermyn Street store and is launching a new website this week to present a more classic contemporary look for the shirtmaker, which was founded in 1899.

Seasalt SS15

Seasalt charts course for Germany

20 November 2014 | By

Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt is expanding internationally, having appointed its first agent in Germany.


Deliveries top etailers’ Christmas list

20 November 2014 | By

As competition for Christmas spend hots up, retailers that fail to offer transparent and flexible delivery options for online purchases could miss out, according to new research.


Online sales soar 42% at Inditex

20 November 2014 | By

Inditex, the parent company of Zara, has reported a 42% increase in online sales to a record €553m (£442m).


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.



Christmas adverts 2014 - who got it right?

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Luxury Report Nov 15 2014

Digital Edition: Luxury Report 2014

13 November 2014

We examine the issues crucial to the luxury market’s continued success, including how The Outnet has changed high-end retailing online. Click here to view the Luxury Report as a digital edition.