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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.

Jo Davies

I’m determined to resist the discount culture

20 November 2014

Jo Davies is the owner of premium womenswear retailer Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Betty Jackson at the Drapers Awards

Bonmarché and Betty Jackson pick up top prizes at Drapers Awards

20 November 2014 | By

Value retailer Bonmarché was named Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) at the Drapers Awards 2014, while British fashion stalwart Betty Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years’ service to the industry.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham and Paul Smith to judge Woolmark prize

21 November 2014 | By

Designers Paul Smith and Victoria Beckham are among the judges lined up to decide the winner of the Woolmark prize 2015.

Sports Direct Oxford Street exterior

Retailers defend zero-hours contracts

21 November 2014 | By

Retailers, unions and the government are gearing up for battle over controversial zero- and minimum-hours contracts and what they mean for the industry.

Hackett

Image Gallery: Hackett unveils Broad Street store

21 November 2014 | By

Hackett has opened its new London store at 55 Old Broad Street.

ugg

Deckers appoints Luxottica boss as senior vice president

21 November 2014 | By

Deckers, parent company of Ugg, has appointed former Luxottica director Sergio Azzolari to the role of senior vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) commencing on February 2.

Drapers Talks

Drapers Talks: The future of supermarket fashion brands Video

21 November 2014 | By , ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about the future of supermarket fashion brands as the grocers face calls to close stores to improve profits.

Kenzo S/S12 Campaign

Kenzo to open Mayfair pop-up

21 November 2014 | By

Kenzo will open a pop-up store at 99 Mount Street in London’s Mayfair while its Bruton Street store is closed for renovation.

Dragana Andjic and Richard Hatfield on Graziashop.com launch

Video: Graziashop.com's insight into its launch last week Video

21 November 2014 | By

Head of new media for the Grazia International Network, Dragana Andjic, and Richard Hatfield, Graziashop.com managing director, talk to Drapers about the ecommerce site’s launch last week (November 11) and the brands that are proving to be the strongest performers so far.

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.

Net-a-Porter

Richemont mulls Net-a-Porter IPO

21 November 2014 | By

Richemont is considering an initial public offering of Net-a-Porter.com as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg.

Blueberries

Off the record, November 1 2014

30 October 2014

This week’s movers, shakers and soirées.

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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The Drapers Interview - Teresa Tideman, Jacques Vert Group

6 November 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group boss Teresa Tideman is forging a modern identity for its portfolio of classic brands.

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.

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Drapers Awards 2014

Digital Edition: Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014

Read the Drapers Awards brochure 2014 as a fully digital edition.