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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.

Amazon

Amazon reports third quarter loss of £273m

24 October 2014 | By

Amazon has reported a third quarter loss of $437m (£273m), up from the $41m (£26m) loss it reported for the same period last year.

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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.

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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.

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.

Nick Beighton

The inside track: Nick Beighton, Asos

22 October 2014

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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Mulberry goes omnichannel ahead of festive season

22 October 2014 | By

Mulberry has launched collect in store, order in store and in-store online return services for shoppers ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

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The Shop at Bluebird to launch transactional website

22 October 2014 | By

Luxury London boutique The Shop at Bluebird will make its website transactional next year and has hired a new senior merchandiser with ecommerce experience to aid the push.

Amazon

Amazon to recruit 13,000 Christmas staff

21 October 2014 | By

Amazon is to hire 13,000 temporary staff in the UK in the run up to the busy festive season.

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.

Stradivarius

Shopwatch: Stradivarius

23 October 2014 | By

Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.

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Shopwatch: Jaeger

9 October 2014 | By

After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.

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