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Mapic - Europe’s premier retail property conference - certainly lived up to the billing this year with more retailers, more property investors, and more sun. The famous Cannes Croisette was awash with delegates doing deals, talking retail, and taking advantage of the weather for some al fresco lunching.
Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.
Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.
Adam Jagger, buying consultant at Leeds-based premium fashion concept store Lambert’s Yard, talks to Drapers about last weekend’s launch (November 22).
Independent fashion retailers across the UK remain unconvinced about the impact Small Business Saturday will have on trading, as the second annual event approaches on December 6.
Lifestyle indie retailer Aspire Style will open its fifth store later this week, and is looking for a further site to open next year.
Almost half of physical shop sales will be digitally influenced this year, according to research from Deloitte.
Leeds-based independent concept store Lambert’s Yard opened its doors on November 22.
Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.
The Government is being urged to do more to address business rates, after new research indicates that measures introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement are having little effect.
The Drapers Awards were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20). Here are the winners from the evening.
The Drapers Awards, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20).
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Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.
For surf & turf: Lifestyle boutique MMW’s debut store in Newquay is swelling the horizons of surfwear.
The Drapers Interview
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 reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.
Drapers interviews Shop Direct’s ecommerce director Jonthan Wall via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping, which ecommerce trends he predicts are here to stay, the launch of the new Very app and how Shop Direct is gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
A discussion at last month’s Samsung Futurescape pop-up at Westfield London offered etail insights.