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Gemma Lessinger is a buyer for Ann’s Cottage surf stores in Cornwall, which has nine outlets in the county.
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On the eve of the Scottish referendum for independence, A Hume Country Clothing in Kelso, Scotland, picked up two prizes including the coveted Independent Retailer of the Year Award at the Drapers Independents Awards 2014.
Menswear independent retailer The Content Store, founded by Mark Batista, has teamed up with denim brand Edwin Europe to launch a new store in Exmouth Market in London’s Farringdon.
Business rates support has now spread to 300,000 premises across the UK according to new High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt.
Footwear veteran Peter Newman, founder of Kent-based chain Peter Newman Shoes, died on September 5 after a long illness. He was 74. A well-known and popular character, he spent his entire working life in the shoe trade.
Juicy Couture has opened its first showroom above the brand’s flagship at 198 Regent Street, in London.
A 60-store development planned in London’s East End will target “independent and alternative” retailers.
Suffolk-based unisex independent Javelin is celebrating 25 years of trading under its current owners with a retro-themed fashion show at its Bury St Edmunds store on September 25.
The rate at which empty shops are being filled in town centres is lower than across shopping centres and retail parks with independent retailers becoming a more common feature within UK malls.
Battersea Power Station will begin the search for upmarket brands and businesses to fill its 700,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space in October.
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A new training scheme for young members of the fashion industry will begin next week with the first intake of an apprenticeship programme at a London-based manufacturer.
JD Sports wants to shake up high street menswear with its Open concept. We visited the first store to gauge its prospects.
A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene
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Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals
With a refreshed offer and customer loyalty card, Arnotts boss Ray Hernan is leading the Dublin store out of the dark days of Ireland’s economic crash.
US footwear brand Nine West has increased average online order values by 10% after launching a trial of live chat technology.
Dot London internet domain names will enable retailers “to digitally connect with their city and create greater visibility” for their companies, retailers say, as the first websites for fashion companies hope to launch this week.