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There’s no dressing up the naked truth when Moss Bros boss goes undercover

19 July 2014 | By

Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick got an uncomfortable view of how his company operates in this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, a Channel 4 reality TV series.

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Adidas celebrates World Cup social media triumph

16 July 2014 | By

The Germans have plenty to celebrate following the dramatic conclusion of Sunday’s World Cup in Brazil, and German sportswear brand Adidas is sharing in the triumph.

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Jeans West to sublet Regent Street store after decade in unit

22 July 2014 | By

British denim chain Jeans West is looking to sublet its 269 Regent Street store after more than a decade in the unit.

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USC brand director Emma Alexander exits

22 July 2014 | By

USC brand director Emma Alexander has left the company with immediate effect, Drapers understands.

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M&S enters Azerbaijan and expands in Saudi Arabia through new Alhokair deal

22 July 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer will open 10 stores in Saudi Arabia as part of a new deal struck with franchise partner Alhokair Fashion Retail.

Baring Asia acquires 'significant' stake in Cath Kidston

22 July 2014 | By

TA Associates has sold “a significant” stake in lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston to private equity firm Baring Asia in what is thought to be a multi-million pound deal.

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Bagir to make £1.17m loss in first half

22 July 2014 | By

Supplier Bagir Group has said it expects to make a half-year loss of $2m (£1.17m) for the six months to June 30, after a challenging period including an “unexpected reduction” in orders from Marks & Spencer.

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Crocs cuts workforce as profits decline

22 July 2014 | By

Footwear brand and retailer Crocs is making 183 positions redundant out of its nearly 5,000-strong workforce, and plans to close up to 100 stores after reporting a decline in profits.

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White Stuff's multichannel focus drives sales

22 July 2014 | By

Lifestyle retailer White Stuff grew total sales 16.2% in the year to May 3, as it opened five stores and invested in its multichannel proposition.

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Matalan signs deal to take first Oxford Street lease

21 July 2014 | By

Matalan has signed a deal for its first ever store on London’s Oxford Street, Drapers has learned.

The young fashion chain has unveiled a fresh store concept at Westfield London

Shopwatch: New Look

5 July 2014 | By

Fast-fashion retailer New Look is upping its game.

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Shopwatch: Roksanda

28 June 2014 | By

Mount Street’s latest addition is an eye-catching combination of colour, art and architecture - and will soon be showcasing more than just clothes.

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Ecommerce: Retailers play tag

28 June 2014 | By

PowaTag, which allows any advert to be turned into a buying opportunity, is being snapped up by retailers hoping to capitalise on the ability to fast-track sales and payments.

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Ecommerce: A sense of security

21 June 2014 | By

To minimise the risk of fraudulent transactions and hackings, retailers must wise up to the danger signs in their data.

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The Drapers Interview - Jürgen Leuthe and Diane Sykes, Hauber

19 July 2014 | By

Helped by sales manager Diane Sykes, Jürgen Leuthe is giving the 144-year-old label a new lease of life.

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The Drapers Interview- Emma Alexander, USC

12 July 2014 | By

Youthful Ambition: USC brand director Emma Alexander wants to make young fashion retailing look simple - starting on Oxford Street.

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