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Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.
How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.
Antony Hawman, whose previous roles have included brand partnership director at pure-play etailer My-Wardobe.com, has launched a brand partnership consultancy.
The UK arm of French mail order company La Redoute has promoted its chief operating officer Richard Burke to the role of chief executive, taking over from Saida Gallouj, who is now head of Laredoute.com.
The consultancy that sold the intellectual property assets belonging to young fashion chains Internaçionale and Bank has launched a specialist IP brokerage to meet growing demand.
H&M Group is planning to launch a new fascia in 2017.
Former BBC and ITV director of strategy Carolyn Fairbairn has been appointed director general of the Confederation of British Industry, replacing John Cridland who will leave in November.
Applications for retail start-up accelerator programme TrueStart Collection have opened for the autumn 2015 season, offering a six-month mentoring scheme and either £25,000 or £50,000 equity funding options.
Manufacturing showcase Best of Britannia has revealed plans to grow its transactional website by the end of the year following its move to a twice-yearly format.
The number of corporate insolvencies in the Irish retail sector rose by 52% in the three months to the end of June, according to a new survey.
The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut
Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.
Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.
As Apple gears up to launch its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK next month, with retailers including New Look, Marks & Spencer, Dune, JD Sports and Liberty already signed up, Drapers looks at what you need to know to take advantage of the new system.
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After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.
Missguided’s founder Nitin Passi talks about the etailer’s rapid online growth and its first UK move into stores.