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Mark Newton Jones

Video: Drapers Next Gen speakers give their career tips Video

17 April 2015 | By

Speaking at the sixth annual Drapers Next Generation event, held in London on April 16, key industry figures including Mothercare boss Mark Newton-Jones and Marie Davies, head of styling at Amazon Fashion, share their top careers tips for making it in retail.

Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: Election glare spotlights retail’s low-wage culture

17 April 2015

Are you suffering from election fatigue yet?

Apple Watch Edition collection

Drapers comment: Apple Watch is a game changer for fashion-led wearable tech

14 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch has whipped up a frenzy in the wearable tech market. More than one million devices are said to have been pre-ordered during the first weekend of its availability last weekend, and there’s still a week and a half to go until its official release on April 24.

Pep&Co

Pep&Co to create 500 new jobs

20 April 2015 | By

Pep&Co, the new value chain from former Asda boss Andy Bond and former Tu boss Adrian Mountford, is to create 500 new jobs across England, Wales and Scotland at the end of August.

Nudie Jeans in Shoreditch

Image gallery: Nudie Jeans opens Shoreditch store

20 April 2015 | By

Swedish organic denim brand Nudie Jeans has opened a new store in Shoreditch, London.

Life of leisure: London Designer Outlet (bottom left) will join outlets such as Bicester Village (left). Gunwharf Quays (above) has upped its fashion off

Bicester Village to open 28 more shops

20 April 2015 | By

Bicester Village will gain 28 more shops and extra parking bays, after plans to demolish a nearby Tesco and petrol station were given the green light.

BHS

BHS pension deficit twice the reported level

20 April 2015 | By

BHS’s pension scheme deficit was £207m last year, twice the amount reported in the 2013 accounts.

New Look

Chinese investors in talks to buy New Look

20 April 2015 | By

New Look’s private equity owners have held talks with one of China’s largest investors as they look to offload the high street chain.

Tesco is hoping to raise £4.5m for the Poppy Appeal

Tesco to invest £250m in pension scheme

20 April 2015 | By

Troubled supermarket Tesco is to invest £250m every year into its pension scheme in an attempt to plug a deficit approaching £5bn.

Adidas shop-in-shop

Adidas takes action against Marc by Marc Jacobs

17 April 2015 | By

Adidas has begun legal proceedings against Marc by Marc Jacobs over copyright infringement.

John Lewis

John Lewis appoints new elected directors

17 April 2015 | By

John Lewis has appointed international communications manager Chris Coburn, Waitrose King’s Road branch manager Baiju Naik and John Lewis Chronicles editor Lucy Parks as elected directors to its partnership board.

H&M

Shopwatch: H&M, The Oracle, Reading

15 April 2015 | By

With a new mezzanine level, a shoe lounge and a home department, H&M’s refit at The Oracle in Reading raises the bar for the chain’s regional stores

Phizzard smart changing room

The shop of the future Video

9 April 2015 | By

The bricks and mortar shop of the future will be fully digitalised, seamlessly connecting shoppers’ online and offline retail experiences and making the process both more simple and more engaging.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch could provide a timely boost for contactless payment

17 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Retailers get personal online

25 March 2015 | By

Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.

Karpelle managing director Howard Klepper.

The Drapers Interview: Howard Klepper, managing director of Karpelle

15 April 2015 | By

Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance

Lauren Ferguson

The Drapers Interview: Lauren Ferguson

8 April 2015 | By

Old-fashioned customer service and a modern buying approach helped Lauren Ferguson’s Sisters Boutique in Falkirk scoop a Drapers Award

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