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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.
Jo Davies is the owner of premium womenswear retailer Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
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).
Leeds will open its first independent concept store to the public on Saturday November 22.
The British Property Federation has set out six proposals for reforming the business rates system, as the chancellor’s Autumn Statement draws closer.
The warm start to the autumn 14 season led to a 30% drop in sales of women’s raincoats while sales of women’s jumpers left a £60m hole in retailers’ pockets, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel.
Independent etail portal Farfetch has launched a click-and-collect service allowing shoppers to order goods from one store and collect it from another potentially thousands of miles away.
A new three-day fashion, arts and design event launched in Liverpool yesterday with a dinner hosted by designer Matthew Williamson.
Retailers are hoping to regain some of the sales lost due to the unseasonably warm weather over recent months and clear stock through controlled and targeted discounting on Black Friday.
The case for business rates reform gathered momentum today, as the Local Government Association urged Chancellor George Osborne to give councils greater control over the system in his Autumn Statement on December 3.
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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.
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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.