Tag : Drapers Power 100 2018
Steve Rowe and Archie Norman have made strides with the Marks & Spencer turnaround plan this year, although there is still a long way to go.
Paula Nickolds, managing director, John Lewis Subscription
Paula Nickolds pressed on with her own-brand strategy this year, overseeing the launch of John Lewis & Partners – an 800-piece womenswear collection, which she said was its “most significant fashion investment to date”. ...
The notoriously media-shy owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) hit the headlines numerous times this year, as the company continued its acquisition trail.
Paul Marchant, CEO, Primark Subscription
As many high street retailers sought to consolidate their store estates this year, a bullish Paul Marchant steamed ahead with Primark’s retail rollout across the UK, Europe and the US.
Peter Cowgill continued the global march of JD Sports Fashion this year. In June, the group bought US retailer Finish Line for $588m (£396m), adding to its fascias, Tessuti, Size?, Footpatrol, Mainline and Scotts.
Ben Lewis, CEO, River Island Subscription
Under Ben Lewis, River Island placed a renewed focus on product and innovating with new categories this year.
Lord Wolfson, CEO, NextSubscription
Lord Wolfson stuck his head above the parapet once again in 2018, as one of the first UK retailers to make public in September the steps Next has taken to mitigate against a no-deal Brexit.
Karl-Johan Persson, president and CEO, H&M group Subscription
Karl-Johan Persson’s ambitious expansion of H&M group continued this year, as it opened a plethora of stores and announced a string of new launches.
Olly Tress, founder and CEO, Oliver BonasSubscription
Oliver Bonas continues to open stores outside London, gradually building up awareness in the rest of the UK – including its first store in Wales and second in Northern Ireland last year, and more recently a store in Exeter, which opened in November.
Mike Ashley, owner and CEO, Sports Direct Group Subscription
Owner of Sports Direct, USC, Flannels, Cruise, Van Mildert, House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, a 27% stake in French Connection and a 30% stake in Debenhams, Mike Ashley is arguably the new king of the UK high street.