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Eric Musgrave

Today’s not-so-supermarkets will have to adapt and overcome

21 November 2014 | By

Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.

Ron Porcello

Technology makes a business leaner and fitter

20 November 2014

Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.

High street

Footfall dips as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

24 November 2014 | By

Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.

High Street

Fresh call for business rates reform

24 November 2014 | By

The Government is being urged to do more to address business rates, after new research indicates that measures introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement are having little effect.

selfridges

Selfridges to launch Bright Old Things showcase

24 November 2014 | By

Selfridges will launch an initiative called Bright Old Things in January, in contrast to its existing Bright Young Things design showcase.

Best store design of the year: Primark for its Alexanderplatz Berlin store

Image gallery: The winners at the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20). Here are the winners from the evening.

Drapers Awards 2014

Image gallery: All of the action from the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20).

Keiran McBride

Fenwick promotes Kieran McBride to buying director

21 November 2014 | By

Kieran McBride has been promoted to the position of director of buying at Fenwick for its Newcastle and York stores.

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Former JJB boss guilty of £1m fraud

20 November 2014 | By

The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, has been found guilty of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.

Doddle

Deliveries top etailers’ Christmas list

20 November 2014 | By

As competition for Christmas spend hots up, retailers that fail to offer transparent and flexible delivery options for online purchases could miss out, according to new research.

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.

MMW

Shopwatch: MMW

6 November 2014 | By

For surf & turf: Lifestyle boutique MMW’s debut store in Newquay is swelling the horizons of surfwear.

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.

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.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

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