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Idris Elba Superdry

Is Idris Elba Superdry's US saviour?

27 March 2015 | By

Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.

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Editor's Comment: 'Spring is in the air but retailers aren’t so chirpy'

27 March 2015 | By

I may regret saying this, especially as the bank holiday approaches, spring seems to have arrived - at least in the south of England.

Mike Rainer

Blue Inc finance director to exit

27 March 2015 | By

Blue Inc finance director Mike Rainer is leaving the young fashion retailer after four years.

High Street

Experts predict 'solid growth' in retail sales over Easter

27 March 2015 | By

Retail sales bounced back in March after a sluggish February and look set to continue their upwards trend over Easter, according to the Confederation of British Industry.  

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

Digital essential to UK high street reinvention

26 March 2015 | By

A willingness to embrace the digital space will be essential to the successful reinvention of the British high street, according to the British Retail Consortium’s director general Helen Dickinson.

Sports Direct

Sports Direct admits nearly 15,000 workers on zero-hours contracts

26 March 2015 | By

Sports Direct has revealed that almost 15,000 of its UK employees, or 75% of its workforce, are on zero-hours contracts.

Houses of Parliament

Male-female wages gap to be monitored by law

26 March 2015 | By

Large fashion businesses, including the likes of Asos.com, John Lewis and Arcadia, will soon have to report differences in pay between male and female staff under a new law passed through parliament this week.

Pep & Co Kettering

Video exclusive: Behind the scenes with Pep&Co launch team Video

26 March 2015 | By

Drapers talks to the team behind new value chain Pep&Co at its first confirmed location in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Keith Hellawell chairman Sports Direct

‘Diesel held us to ransom’ Sports Direct chairman tells MPs’ committee

26 March 2015 | By

Diesel “held USC to ransom” when it pulled out of the young fashion retailer and called in a £1.3m debt last year, Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell has said.

Topshop

Arcadia to open four fascias in regenerated Bracknell

25 March 2015 | By

Arcadia has agreed a deal to open a store containing Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and Burtons in the regenerated Bracknell town centre in spring 17.  

Brown Thomas, Dublin

Shopwatch: Brown Thomas, Dublin

26 March 2015 | By

Quality materials are used with little fuss at Brown Thomas’s Dublin flagship

Pam Pam

Shopwatch: Pam Pam

19 March 2015 | By

Premium trainers and lifestyle store Pam Pam wants to build an active community for sporty women in east London.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Retailers get personal online

25 March 2015 | By

Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.

Red Ant\'s SellSmart technology

Red Ant debuts retail personalisation software

19 March 2015 | By

Mobile retail technology specialist Red Ant has launched a new app-based system aimed at helping retailers to offer a more personalised and joined-up service across their different operating and transactional platforms.

Ann Sofie Johansson, H&M creative adviser

The Drapers Interview: Ann-Sofie Johansson

23 March 2015 | By

Ann-Sofie Johansson has risen from shop assistant to design boss at H&M, picking up some luxury friends along the way

Zandra-Rhodes

The Drapers Interview: Celia Birtwell & Zandra Rhodes

19 March 2015 | By

Parallel worlds: Celia Birtwell and Dame Zandra Rhodes have long been icons of UK fashion, but are now working together for the first time.

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