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  • Dre spotlight on sustainability index m&s cotton

    Why the green dividend is paying offSubscription

    Features28 May 2020

    Fashion brands and retailers are starting to realise the value of the “green dividend” – and coronavirus is forcing businesses to build sustainability into their resilience plans for the future.

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    Retailers 'confused' by government's latest lockdown guidanceSubscription

    News11 May 2020

    The continued lack of clarity surrounding the government’s non-essential retail store reopening advice has left the fashion industry in a “perilous position”, the industry has told Drapers. 

  • j crew

    J Crew prepares to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy Subscription

    News1 May 2020

    Struggling US casualwear brand J Crew is reportedly preparing to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the latest in a string of retailers to collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • open sign store

    BRC publishes store reopening guidance Subscription

    News26 April 2020

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published guidance to support the reopening of stores, including social-distancing and hygiene measures. 

  • capri holdings versace

    Versace owner sets out social responsibility strategySubscription

    News23 April 2020

    Capri Holdings, owner of Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace, has announced its first group-wide corporate social responsibility strategy to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

  • wrangler earth day 4

    Wrangler surpasses global water goalSubscription

    News23 April 2020

    Wrangler has announced it has saved more than 7 billion litres of water in the production of its denim products – equivalent to the daily drinking water needs of almost 4 billion people. 

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    Drapers Investigates: Retail’s long road to recovery Subscription

    News22 April 2020

    Drapers’ latest Covid-19 coronavirus survey provides a snapshot of what the post-lockdown retail recovery process will look like.

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    Queen's Award 2020 fashion winners named Subscription

    News21 April 2020

    Several fashion retailers and brands, including Séraphine, Frugi, Celtic & Co and Avenue51, have been awarded this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 

  • asos

    Asos sales sink 25% amid coronavirusSubscription

    News8 April 2020

    Asos group sales dropped 20%-25% amid the coronavirus pandemic, after it achieved record interim profits. 

  • shoppers

    Retail bosses call for £6bn corporation tax hikeSubscription

    News6 February 2020

    A sub-committee of the Retail Sector Council is reportedly calling for the Treasury to increase corporation tax in order to cut business rates by £6bn.

  • Jigsaw westfield

    Retailers take action on propertySubscription

    News15 January 2020

    Retailers are seizing the opportunity to take “decisive action” on their property portfolios in 2020, say experts, as restructurings and company voluntary arrangements continue to put downward pressure on rents.

  • high street

    'Worst year on record' for retail Subscription

    News9 January 2020

    The prospect of a no-deal Brexit, company voluntary arrangements, shop closures and job losses resulted in the “the worst year on record” for retail in 2019. 

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    M&G extends £2.5bn retail property fund suspensionSubscription

    News3 January 2020

    Investment firm M&G, which owns shopping centres across the country, has said it will continue the temporary suspension of its £2.5bn M&G Property Portfolio fund “until further notice”. 

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    Record number of retail jobs lost in 2019Subscription

    News30 December 2019

    The year of 2019 was one of the worst for UK high streets in the past 25 years, with more than 2,750 jobs within the retail sector being lost each and every week, new research has found. 

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    John Lewis's top trends for 2019Subscription

    News16 October 2019

    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.

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    Four tech innovations pushing retail boundariesVideoSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    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.

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    Latest developments in sustainable store designSubscription

    Features1 October 2019

    From responsibly sourced materials to in-store recycling schemes, stores offer brands and retailers the opportunity to make their environmental efforts concrete.

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    Retail vacancy rates hit four-year highSubscription

    News27 September 2019

    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.

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    Retail rents: the race to the bottomSubscription

    News20 August 2019

    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.

  • High street

    Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription

    News4 June 2019

    Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.

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    Retail makes biggest cut in number of workers on low pay Subscription

    News30 May 2019

    The retail sector made the joint biggest reduction in the number of workers on low pay last year.

  • High street

    Retail leadership in ‘crisis’, survey findsSubscription

    News14 May 2019

    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.

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    First look: Johnstons of Elgin opens new Edinburgh flagship Subscription

    News15 April 2019

    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. 

  • Year in review index

    Fashion retail's highs and lows of 2018Subscription

    Features14 December 2018

    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

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    Half of Millennials prefer to shop in physical storesSubscription

    News21 June 2018

    Almost half of 18-to-34-year-olds prefer to shop for clothes in a physical store, a new survey has found.

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    Countdown to GDPR: are you ready?Subscription

    Features8 May 2018

    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.

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    Next profits drop after “challenging” yearSubscription

    News23 March 2018

    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.

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    First look: Battersea Power Station's bid to become London’s next retail hubSubscription

    Features23 March 2018

    Drapers visits London landmark Battersea Power Station as it plans to transform into a shopping district to rival Oxford Street and Westfield.

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    Matalan opens franchises in European pushSubscription

    News19 March 2018

    Matalan has made its debut in Gibraltar with two franchise store openings, as part of a push to expand its retail presence in Europe.

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    Next tipped for profit dropSubscription

    News19 March 2018

    Retail giant Next is reportedly expected to post a fall in full-year profits when it reports its results later this week.

  • Who owns the high street web

    Drapers Investigates: Who owns the high street? Subscription

    Features15 March 2018

    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.

  • Shop at bluebird covent garden 1

    Sneak peek: The Shop at Bluebird’s Covent Garden flagship Subscription

    News14 March 2018

    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.

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    Seasalt to debut in LeedsSubscription

    News14 March 2018

    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.

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    Oxford Street pedestrianisation gains public supportSubscription

    News13 March 2018

    Plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street have been backed by the public following an online consultation.

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    Consumer spending on clothing dips in FebruarySubscription

    News13 March 2018

    Consumer spending on clothing and footwear has dropped by 1.6% year on year, while expenditure across the board had its weakest start to the year since 2012.

  • Rainy high street

    Retail guru Bill Grimsey unveils new taskforceSubscription

    News12 March 2018

    Former Wickes and Iceland boss Bill Grimsey is leading a new independent review of Britain’s high streets and town centres, following a string of collapses and closures.

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    Retail footfall trips up in FebruarySubscription

    News12 March 2018

    Retail footfall has dipped by 0.5% in the four weeks to 24 February, declining ahead of the final week of the month when the UK was hit by freezing conditions.

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    Sugarhill Boutique to rebrandSubscription

    News6 March 2018

    Independent fashion brand Sugarhill Boutique is relaunching as Sugarhill Brighton on 4 April.

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    Non-food retail sales dip in FebruarySubscription

    News6 March 2018

    Non-food retail sales in the UK have dropped by 1.1% on a like-for-like basis in the three months to 24 February, compared with the same period in 2017.

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    Suppliers out in the cold as tough trade bitesSubscription

    News5 March 2018

    Sub-zero temperatures have added to high street suppliers’ woes, as poor sales of spring stock spur retailers to delay deliveries and reduce their reliance on forward orders. 

  • Mothercare

    Mothercare in talks with lenders to secure additional financingSubscription

    News5 March 2018

    Mothercare has said it is in talks with its financing partners, since it predicts it will need “waivers of certain financial covenants” to support its ongoing turnaround plan.

  • Sports Direct

    Sports Direct raises Debenhams stakeSubscription

    News2 March 2018

    Sports Direct has upped its stake in struggling department store chain Debenhams from 23% to 29.7%.

  • New look

    New Look targets 60% store rent cutsSubscription

    News2 March 2018

    New Look reportedly wants its landlords to slash store rents by up to 60% as part of its rescue plan.

  • tony robinson obit

    Obituary: Robinsons of Bawtry founder Tony RobinsonSubscription

    News27 February 2018

    The founder of Doncaster fashion independent Robinsons of Bawtry, Tony Robinson, has died at the age of 66.

  • G-Star

    G-Star takes over Swedish franchiseSubscription

    News23 February 2018

    G-Star is taking over its Swedish franchise partner Global Retail Sweden, comprising 17 stores in the country.

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    Primark owner names new chairmanSubscription

    News23 February 2018

    Primark parent Associated British Foods (ABF) has appointed non-executive director Michael McLintock as its new chairman, as Charles Sinclair steps down from the role.

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    Clothing sales slide despite Valentine’s Day lingerie boostSubscription

    News23 February 2018

    UK clothing sales for the week to 18 February fell 6.2% year on year despite a Valentine’s Day boost to lingerie sales.

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    Yours Clothing to launch German storesSubscription

    News20 February 2018

    Plus-size womenswear retailer Yours Clothing is set to roll out stores in Germany this year, marking its first foray into mainland Europe.

  • richard quinn new designer at debenhams

    Debenhams enlists Richard Quinn on designer rosterSubscription

    News19 February 2018

    Debenhams has introduced Central Saint Martin’s graduate Richard Quinn to its Designers at Debenhams stable.

  • Sir Philip Green

    Sir Philip Green 'mulls Arcadia sale'Subscription

    News19 February 2018

    Topshop boss Sir Philip Green is reportedly planning to sell all or part of his Arcadia Group empire.

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