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Tara Hounslea and Eric Musgrave

Drapers Talks: The BHS turnaround strategy and Farfetch's purchase of Browns Video

15 May 2015 | By ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about BHS chief executive Darren Topp’s plans to turnaround the struggling department store retailer, and this week’s purchase by etailer Farfetch of the Browns boutique.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Credit where credit’s due for textile champions

28 May 2015 | By

It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.

Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta

Talking Business: Starting your own brand? Follow this checklist first

27 May 2015

Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta

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

Tesco drops off list of world's most valuable brands

28 May 2015 | By

Tesco has fallen off the world’s 100 most valuable brands list compiled by research agency Millward Brown.

Marks and Spencer AGM Mark Bolland

M&S to slash incentive scheme payout for top executives

28 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s executive directors will reportedly receive incentive scheme shares worth just 4.7% of their maximum value this year after the retailer missed its revenue targets.

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Queen's Speech 2015: Industry body reaction

27 May 2015 | By

Industry bodies including the British Retail Consortium and Confederation of British Industry have said the 2015 Queen’s Speech is likely to find support among retailers and used the opportunity to renew calls for a review of business rates.

Fat Face  in Southampton shopping centre WestQuay.

Mixed trading for retailers over bank holiday

27 May 2015 | By ,

Clothing and footwear retailers have reported a mixed bag of trading over the bank holiday weekend, with the high street faring better than retail parks and shopping centres.

Jess Jeal

Jack Wills bolsters team with senior hires

27 May 2015 | By

Jack Wills has revealed a raft of new senior appointments to enhance its capabilities and help continue its UK and overseas growth, replacing some of the departures reported by Drapers last week.

Queen\'s Speech

Queen's Speech rules out VAT, income tax and national insurance hikes

27 May 2015 | By

VAT, income tax and national insurance will not rise before 2020, David Cameron has confirmed in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996.

Access all areas: user reviews on tablets and QR codes in  store offer customers extra information to aid purchasing

Failure to invest in mobile costs retailers £6.6bn

26 May 2015 | By

Retailers that do not invest in mobile shopping could be losing out on a combined £6.6bn of sales per year, according to the latest figures.

John Lewis York Queue

Department store sales up 98% in May

26 May 2015 | By

Department stores sales bounced back in May, experiencing a 98% rise and outperforming the wider retail sector during the month, following on from a 47% drop in April.

Oi Polloi in Soho

Shopwatch: The latest openings in London

26 May 2015 | By

Drapers takes a look at the new Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors and Oi Polloi stores in the capital, as well as that of Maison Ullens, the luxury womenswear brand founded in 2010 by a Belgian baroness.

The interior of the new-look Robert Clergerie store.

Shopwatch: Robert Clergerie brings a Paris salon to London

18 May 2015 | By

Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.

Shop Direct\'s Black Friday operations room in November 2014

Etailers count down to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

26 May 2015 | By

With six months to go until the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas, on November 27 and 30 respectively, leading ecommerce operators tell us what preparations retailers should be making to ensure they meet demand.

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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.

Deborah Cheng, IT vice president of international business

The Drapers Interview: Deborah Cheng on exporting the IT factor

27 May 2015 | By

Although a relative unknown in the UK, Hong Kong fashion giant IT and its cluster of brands is one to watch.

Louis Copeland

The Drapers Interview: King Louis Copeland reigns in Ireland

21 May 2015 | By

Two Drapers Independents Awards, new customers, wholesale plans for his own brand and an improving economy – we get the measure of master tailor Louis Copeland’s success.

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