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Eric Musgrave

The leaves and prices are falling, so it must be autumn

2 October 2014

Not for the first time in recent years, the nation has been enjoying bright sunshine and warm weather in September.


Why multichannel retail is an outdated concept

1 October 2014

Maria Morais is managing consultant at digital agency Neoworks.


World Retail Congress: Fashion technology to change retail dynamics

1 October 2014 | By

The rapid escalation of fashion technology will have a huge impact on how we shop, with ideas from other sectors such as gaming expected to filter through to retail.

Small footprint: Zalando’s UK business makes up just 1% of the etailer’s total sales

Zalando valued at £4.1bn ahead of today's IPO

1 October 2014 | By

German etailer Zalando has priced its IPO near the top end of its given range, valuing the company at as much as €5.3bn (£4.1bn).

Selfridges invests £40m in multichannel

1 October 2014 | By

Selfridges has announced it will spend £40m on its multichannel strategy within the next five years, starting with today’s relaunch of

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World Retail Congress: Retailers must create “hyper-connected” shopping environments

30 September 2014 | By

Retailers should create “hyper-connected” shopping environments through the use of technologies like Near Field Communication (NFC) to boost sales and understanding of their customers, the chief executive of Samsung Electro Mechanics has said.

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World Retail Congress: “Rebel against the old way of doing things”

30 September 2014 | By

If retailers want to attract the millennial consumer they must “rebel against the old way of doing things”, Deborah Patton, founder of US thought leadership advisory group business Applied Brilliance, told WRC attendees today.


Kipling to launch social media-linked loyalty scheme

30 September 2014 | By

Bag brand Kipling will this week unveil a loyalty programme that rewards shoppers for talking about the company on social media as well as purchasing its products.

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World Retail Congress: It’s a whole new world, says former Saks president

29 September 2014 | By

“Retail is in an age of disruption and we’re in a period where the old rules don’t apply anymore,” said Steve Sadove, former president and chief executive of US retailer Saks, at today’s World Retail Congress.

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World Retail Congress: Authenticity is key to engaging the 'connected consumer'

29 September 2014 | By

Retailers at today’s World Retail Congress cited authenticity as a key component when building a content strategy to engage consumers.

Global ambitions: Susanne Given in Superdry’s  Regent Street flagship

The Drapers Interview: Susanne Given, SuperGroup

25 September 2014 | By

Through its acquisition of distributors and franchise partners, SuperGroup’s global expansion is gathering momentum under chief operating officer Susanne Given.

Small wonders: Lewis wants to keep surprising customers

The Drapers Interview: Tracy Lewis, Wacoal Eveden

12 September 2014 | By

Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.

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Shopwatch: Jacamo & Simply Be

26 September 2014 | By

N Brown has brought its Simply Be and Jacamo dual fascia to Oxford Street. How does it shape up against the West End heavyweights?

Goodhood store

Shopwatch: The Goodhood Store

19 September 2014 | By

After seven years on a quiet back street, The Goodhood Store has moved centre stage with its new Shoreditch store.