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Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.

Jonathan De Mello

Why single channel retail is no longer an option

29 October 2014

Jonathan De Mello is head of retail consultancy at property adviser Harper Dennis Hobbs.

Matalan in Cardiff

Image Gallery: Matalan opens high street store in Cardiff

30 October 2014 | By

Matalan has opened a new store on the Cardiff high street today, as the value retailer continues its push into prime location space.


Supplier goes out of business after factory fails Primark test

30 October 2014 | By ,

Primark supplier Positive Clothing London has gone into administration after the retailer cancelled its contract, Drapers understands.

High Street

Business rate revaluation date set for April 1

29 October 2014 | By

The government has announced that April 1, 2015 will be the valuation date for business rates assessments for 2017 onwards.

Footwear industry moots private equity sale for Office

29 October 2014 | By

Industry insiders have said Office is likely to be sold to another private equity company after its owner, Silverfleet Capital, appointed bankers at JP Morgan to explore a potential sale or float of the footwear retailer.

Tesco Extra Dover

SFO to investigate Tesco’s accounting irregularities

29 October 2014 | By

The Serious Fraud Office is to launch a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at Tesco, as early as next week.

Hounslow H&M and Next

Next interim results: Analyst round up

29 October 2014 | By

As Next cut its full-year profit guidance by £25m today (October 29) after warm weather in September and October stunted sales of autumn stock, Drapers takes a look at what city analysts make of the retailer’s results.

John Lewis St Pancras 2

'Convenience is Christmas battleground,' says John Lewis

29 October 2014 | By

John Lewis boss Andy Street is “quietly optimistic” about Christmas trading, but admits that if the warm weather continues for another month there will not be enough time to make up the sales shortfall.


Next cuts full-year profit guidance by 3%

29 October 2014 | By

Next has cut its full-year profit guidance by 3% after unseasonably warm weather in September and October melted sales of winter stock.

Founders Andrew and Duncan McKenzie crop

Shopwatch: Aphrodite

30 October 2014 | By

Twenty-year-old Aphrodite’s passion for menswear grows ever stronger on Wearside.


Shopwatch: Stradivarius

23 October 2014 | By

Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.


Ecommerce: Pop-ups and 3D scans suit Lanieri’s needs

2 October 2014 | By

Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.


Twitter Interview: Andy Harding, House of Fraser’s executive director of multichannel Video

15 October 2014 | By

Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.

Liz Evans, Chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse

The Drapers Interview - Liz Evans, Oasis & Warehouse

30 October 2014 | By

Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.

Johnstons of Elgin

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.