Comment and Analysis
Putting the house in orderSubscription
House of Fraser’s tough new supply terms have sparked outrage from its suppliers and partners. But what potential long-term impact could the changes have on the industry?
Dreaming of a full-price ChristmasSubscription
As Christmas looms, retailers face the tricky task of using Sales to lure shoppers while trying to maximise festive spending.
House of Fraser raises the stakes in BelfastSubscription
House of Fraser opened its first premium concept store in Belfast last week, as part of its new upmarket positioning.
Retailers go back to the classroomSubscription
With the 85th Oxford Summer School held last week, businesses explain why investing in skills is crucial when times are tough.
The only way is up for pricesSubscription
After a decade of deflation, the clothing sector looks set to come under pressure to raise prices in 2010. Will retailers be able to avoid passing the increase on to customers?
House of FraserSubscription
Baugur: one year onSubscription
The dust from investor Baugur’s collapse has settled and the impact of its fall from grace on the high street can now be assessed
Why it’s worth investing in tomorrow’s leadersSubscription
Drapers hosted 100 bright young fashion stars at its inaugural Next Generation Academy event at London’s Soho Hotel last week.
A first-class delivery serviceSubscription
Hand shoppers the control over when they receive their goods and it can lead to bigger basket spends
Suggestions that the department store model is severely under threat have been quashed by an upsurge in innovation and activity in the sector.