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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.

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    More Arcadia stores to close Subscription

    17 January 2020

    Arcadia Group is to close 10 further stores across the UK in the coming three months. 

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    Amazon opens new Manchester officeSubscription

    17 January 2020

    Amazon has today opened its new corporate office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to house more than 600 employees.

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    Boux Avenue seeks to slash rentsSubscription

    16 January 2020

    Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue is in talks with landlords to renegotiate rents across its 30-store portfolio as part of its ongoing business review. 

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    M&S poaches another Arcadia directorSubscription

    16 January 2020

    Topshop trading director Helen Wilson is to join Marks & Spencer as head of merchandising for womenswear following her departure from the Arcadia Group. 

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    Totême appoints CEOSubscription

    16 January 2020

    Swedish fashion brand Totême has appointed McKinsey & Company’s Johanna Andersson as its new chief executive. 

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    Primark CFO upbeat despite dip in like-for-like salesSubscription

    16 January 2020

    Primark remains positive despite its “marginal decline” in like-for-like UK sales over the all-important Christmas trading period, John Bason, chief financial officer at the retailer’s owner, Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.

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    Frasers Group closes further Jack Wills storesSubscription

    16 January 2020

    Frasers Group has announced the closure of a further six Jack Wills stores, after its acquisition of the lifestyle brand last August. 

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    Forever Sewing launches with NextSubscription

    15 January 2020

    Personalised loungewear company Forever Sewing is now available via Next’s ecommerce site.

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    The menswear brand banking on independentsSubscription

    15 January 2020

    Guide London has taken an independent approach to business to withstand the troubles of a shrinking high street. 

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    £1m business rates overpayment for BealesSubscription

    15 January 2020

    Department store Beales, currently at risk of administration, is estimated to have overpaid £1.06m in business rate since 2017. 

All by Grace Whelan