Comment and Analysis
The UK’s biggest department stores are facing change at the top. Drapers looks at what the new chief executives of John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams will have to deal with in 2017.
It didn’t take long for David Walmsley, former director of digital at Marks & Spencer, to resurface. Just three weeks after his departure from M&S was announced, it was revealed he will join House of Fraser as chief customer officer.
Last week we held our annual Next Generation conference and networking event for first, second and third jobbers. Not only was it a great success, it was a wonderful reminder of how inspiring our industry is.
Wrangler has taken a tailored approach to denim to offer women the best-fitting jean, no matter their size.
Harnessing the power of his colleagues is what gives House of Fraser’s director of womenswear merchandising the edge to take on the competition.
Fashion retail’s leading figures get out their crystal balls to predict what this year could have in store for the UK industry.
Drapers' verdict on the 2015 Christmas adsSubscription
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Image gallery: Drapers Awards Winners' Breakfast Subscription
Retailers from House of Fraser, Moss Bross, F&F and Oasis joined Drapers for breakfast at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe on the south bank of the Thames on December 10 to celebrate their success at the 25th Drapers Awards in November.
20. Nigel Oddy, chief executive, House of FraserSubscription
With a shift to online sales and increased pressures on store costs, any rise in the overall wage bill, such as that commensurate with the introduction of the national living wage, should provide the catalyst for fashion retailers to take a step back and consider how they can respond to this new situation.