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Drapers' Industry Insight brings you the latest supplier and technological developments that you can't afford to miss

Industry Insight

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Preparing for Peak: Understanding peak trading trendsSubscription

10 August 2018

It’s coming up to that time of the year again. The fashion industry is relentlessly preparing for peak, and the most innovative and customer-aligned brands will be soaring ahead.

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Industry Insight: Disruption hits UK brandsSubscription

22 May 2018

The retail apocalypse is real. It’s here in the UK and across the world. A shift in consumer behaviour was a long time coming, but retailers have been slow to act on it.

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Industry Insight: How messenger marketing will change UK fashion Subscription

13 April 2018Updated: 4 July 2018

Increasing digitization in all areas of life is reshaping the way we communicate. Technology allows people to always be connected and always be online, which has allowed communication trends to change and grow rapidly. Social networks seem to have passed their prime: Messaging apps allow more direct and immediate connection, and have become the most popular form of digital communication. 

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Carmel Clothing: global expansion and consistent performanceSubscription

4 April 2018

Managing director Simon Blayne explains how Carmel Clothing is investing to stay ahead of the competition

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Industry insight: maximise your sales potentialSubscription

16 March 2018Updated: 27 March 2018

Optimise your inventory to increase sales and mitigate against economic uncertainty.

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Industry Insight: Jigsaw boosts sales by fulfilling from store Subscription

2018 January 26 By

UK retailer Jigsaw increased its average monthly turnover by 32% after introducing a fulfil-from-store option to its omnichannel strategy


Industry Insight: Is your brand protection fit for the future?Subscription

14 December 2017 By ,

It seems barely a week has gone by in the last year without another fashion brand protection battle hitting the headlines. 

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Industry Insight: Torque integrates supply chains and systems in perfect harmonySubscription

31 July 2017

If your supply chain and integration platforms aren’t 100% compatible and living in a state of perpetual harmony, you risk losing sales. And if that doesn’t focus the mind, nothing will. But there is a way forward…  

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Industry Insight: Elavon – smart payment technology for independent retailersSubscription

29 June 2017

Small businesses can struggle to keep up with expectations of payments technology, and the slick offerings of the major retailers just adds to the pressure. There is a perception among some that the smaller retailer is unlikely to keep up with the pace of change. But is this really true? To gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing smaller retailers Elavon conducted research with existing customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Q&A: Anna Kilpatrick and Lucy Johnson, founders, We Do NothingSubscription

2 June 2017 By

Drapers speaks to We Do Nothing founders Anna Kilpatrick and Lucy Johnson to find out how they have used the Squarespace platform to their competitive advantage.


Go straight to sell: How Bzar make online marketplaces work for fashion brandsSubscription

5 May 2017

Fashion retailing is an inexact science. The reason some garments will be swept off the rack while others sit forlornly in the corner of a stockroom will often remain a mystery – that is why having a variety of routes to market is essential.

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Grow your market awareness with SquarespaceSubscription

30 April 2017 By

Winning share of wallet relies heavily upon marketing to grow brand awareness, but when you are a small fashion brand or retailer with a tiny budget it can seem like an impossible task. Squarespace is helping your type of business do just that, with a suite of effective marketing tools.

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Squarespace: Taking the pain out of ecommerceSubscription

31 March 2017

Squarespace is taking the stress out of launching an ecommerce website for fashion brands and retailers with its easy to use, comprehensive all-in-one solution.

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What does 'digital transformation' mean for fashion retailers?Subscription

1 November 2016

The industry is full of “experts” telling fashion retailers that they need to undergo “digital transformation” – almost every presentation from sales people, or even within your own business, tells you that you need to do this. Yet few of these presentations describe what it is you should do, let alone what it actually means.

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The changing role of the merchandiserSubscription

15 September 2016

The role of the merchandiser sits at the heart of retail. In the future, development of this role will go hand in hand with technological advances.