Tag : retail
John Lewis's top trends for 2019Subscription
In its seventh annual Retail Report, John Lewis & Partners has identified the seven biggest fashion trends of 2019, including utility-style jumpsuits, midi dresses and sustainability, as it continues to navigate changing consumer shopping habits.
Four tech innovations pushing retail boundariesVideoSubscription
Israeli innovators gathered at London’s Design Museum in Kensington last week to shed light on the latest retail technologies set to shape fashion businesses.
Latest developments in sustainable store designSubscription
From responsibly sourced materials to in-store recycling schemes, stores offer brands and retailers the opportunity to make their environmental efforts concrete.
Retail vacancy rates hit four-year highSubscription
The retail vacancy rate peaked at 13% in the first half of 2019, new research has shown. This was a 6% increase year on year, and is the highest the rate has been since August 2015.
Retail rents: the race to the bottomSubscription
Retailers are demanding rent cuts in the wake of an avalanche of company voluntary arrangements. But the long-term effect may be to undermine investment in retail property.
Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription
Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.
The retail sector made the joint biggest reduction in the number of workers on low pay last year.
Retail leadership in ‘crisis’, survey findsSubscription
Leadership teams across the retail sector have been deemed “not fit for purpose,” according to a new survey of industry chairs, CEOs and senior executives.
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has opened a new store for its eponymous own brand on Multrees Walk, the premium shopping district in the centre of Edinburgh.
Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription
As this year comes to a close and a new one approaches, Drapers recaps the twists and turns in the retail industry over the past 12 months
Almost half of 18-to-34-year-olds prefer to shop for clothes in a physical store, a new survey has found.
Countdown to GDPR: are you ready?Subscription
With just over two weeks to go until the new data protection laws come into effect, Drapers asks legal experts for their advice on what retailers can do to ensure compliance – and avoid penalties – at this stage.
Next profits drop after “challenging” yearSubscription
Next has posted an 8.2% fall in operating profit year-on-year to £759.9m, in what the retailer dubbed its “most challenging” year in 25 years.
Drapers visits London landmark Battersea Power Station as it plans to transform into a shopping district to rival Oxford Street and Westfield.
Matalan opens franchises in European pushSubscription
Matalan has made its debut in Gibraltar with two franchise store openings, as part of a push to expand its retail presence in Europe.
Next tipped for profit dropSubscription
Retail giant Next is reportedly expected to post a fall in full-year profits when it reports its results later this week.
Drapers Investigates: Who owns the high street? Subscription
The structure of the UK high street is changing. New fascias are being added to the mix, and the fashion industry has been playing an extended game of “pass the parcel”, as a wave of companies change hands in high-profile acquisitions.
Concept store The Shop at Bluebird, which is owned by the Jigsaw group, has closed its standalone on King’s Road in Chelsea as it prepares to launch its flagship at Covent Garden’s Floral Street in London.
Seasalt to debut in LeedsSubscription
Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt is set to open its first store in Leeds, after signing for a 1,200 sq ft unit at shopping arcade Victoria Gate.
Plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street have been backed by the public following an online consultation.