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Memo from Musgrave: Two British names propped up by their property

28 August 2015 | By

Two longstanding names that are trying to justify their respective places in the modern retail world – BHS and Austin Reed – have been in the news over the past week for less ...

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Drapers comment: Trends, is it time to move on?

28 August 2015 | By

As the spring 16 womenswear catwalk shows get under way this month, will we see another nod to retro references from the 1970s? Let’s hope not.

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Michael Kors to open at Gunwharf Quays

28 August 2015 | By

Michael Kors is set to open its fourth UK outlet store at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth next month.

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Pep&Co owner mulls international roll out

28 August 2015 | By

South African billionaire Christo Wiese, owner of value chain Pep&Co, said he will roll out the business “aggressively” into international markets when the time is right.

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Warm weather hits sales at John Lewis

28 August 2015 | By

John Lewis has reported a 5.9% drop in sales to £71.96m for the week to August 22, as warm weather last weekend kept shoppers away from the high street.

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Former Tesco boss to be questioned by fraud office

28 August 2015 | By

Tesco’s ex-chief executive Phillip Clarke will be questioned by the Serious Fraud Office as part of its on-going investigation into the supermarket’s £263m accounting scandal.

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Jack Wills founder on returning to the helm

27 August 2015 | By

Product will be at the heart of the Jack Wills brand going forwards and the retailer will explore opportunities in the UK and overseas, as well as continuing to expand its digital reach, founder and reinstated chief executive Peter Williams has said.

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Jack Wills founder resumes role as chief executive

27 August 2015 | By

Jack Wills’ founder and majority shareholder Peter Williams will resume his role as chief executive two years after he stepped aside.

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Growth in mobile sales 'may have reached plateau'

27 August 2015 | By

The proportion of online sales made through smartphones and tablets may have reached a plateau, research from online retail association IMRG and technology consultancy firm Capgemini has shown.

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Business rates overhaul proposed ahead of Scottish election

27 August 2015 | By

The Scottish Retail Consortium has published the first in a series of policy papers setting out its recommendations for overhauling the business rates system.

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Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

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Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

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Fashion's omnichannel heroes

24 August 2015 | By

Consultancy firm Kurt Salmon reveals the results of its omnichannel survey of more than 100 UK, German and French fashion retailers, highlighting those deemed to offer the best experience to their shoppers across multiple platforms.

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Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?

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The Drapers Interview: Fat Face's Anthony Thompson on beating rivals both here and abroad

19 August 2015 | By

Fat Face chief Anthony Thompson explains why he’s confident the brand will succeed where others have failed in the US and why he resists mid-season discounting and Black Friday.

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The Drapers Interview: Tommy Hilfiger on the secrets of 30 years' of success

18 August 2015 | By

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his eponymous brand this year. He reveals the highs, the lows, and his simple formula for success.

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