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Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Darren Jackson

Selfridges’ in-store cinema? That’s retailtainment

27 November 2014

Darren Jackson is director of retail solutions at customer communications firm APS Group.

Gerry Waters

Fashion Forum: ‘Franchising is the biggest decision of a brand's life’

27 November 2014 | By

Deciding to franchise your brand is the “biggest decision” in the life of a business according to Burberry, Gap, and Inditex’s Middle Eastern franchise partner Fawaz A Alhokair & Co.

Loraine Woodhouse

Loraine Woodhouse joins John Lewis board

27 November 2014 | By

Loraine Woodhouse will join the board of John Lewis on December 1 as acting group finance director, taking over from Helen Weir.

JL

Profits could suffer in Black Friday discount frenzy

27 November 2014 | By

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday cement their position in the shopping calendar, retailers have been warned that the domino effect of discounting could have harmful consequences for margins.

Primark Düsseldorf

Primark appoints digital content editor from WGSN

27 November 2014 | By

Primark has appointed former deputy catwalks editor at WGSN Jayne Bibby as digital content editor.

Jaeger

Like-for-like sales up 10% at Jaeger as turnaround takes hold

27 November 2014 | By

Jaeger has reported a 10% rise in like-for-like sales for the year to March 1 2014 as the retailer’s five year turnaround plan begins to take hold.

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

Tesco shareholders preparing to sue over profits scandal

26 November 2014 | By

Tesco shareholders are poised to sue the supermarket over losses suffered as a result of the recent profit overstatements that totalled £263m and wiped more than £2bn from its share price.

Macys

Macy's to ship Black Friday purchases to UK

26 November 2014 | By

US department store chain Macy’s is offering UK customers the chance to take advantage of its Black Friday deals with an international shipping fee of £7.

Karen Millen virtual store

Karen Millen launches virtual flagship

25 November 2014 | By

Karen Millen has launched a virtual version of its London flagship, which allows customers to browse and shop in the recently-revamped store 24 hours a day.

Zara Mega Khimki

Shopwatch: Russian Retail

27 November 2014 | By

Moscow Landmarks: The rise of Russia’s nouveau riche has been followed by the evolution of its shopping centres.

SuitSupply, London

Shopwatch: Suitsupply

20 November 2014 | By

Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.

Jonathan Wall

Twitter Interview: Jonathan Wall, ecommerce director, Shop Direct Video

12 November 2014

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.

Samsung tech

Ecommerce: Shopping habits in the digital age

6 November 2014 | By

A discussion at last month’s Samsung Futurescape pop-up at Westfield London offered etail insights.

Simon Nankervis

The Drapers Interview: Simon Nankervis, American Eagle Outfitters

27 November 2014 | By

Simon Nankervis has overseen American Eagle Outfitters’ UK arrival, and is confident it can sink its talons firmly into the young fashion market.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

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.