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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group: Latest News


Peacocks suppliers owed millions in late payments Subscription

1 November 2019 By

Some Peacocks suppliers are owed millions of pounds in late payments from finance company Tradewind, Drapers can reveal, although the value retailer has offered to pay those affected directly. 


Arcadia's future 'up in the air' as Shepherd exits Subscription

3 September 2019 By

Industry sources have questioned the future of Arcadia Group after its “henchman” David Shepherd decided to step down as chief operating officer, marking the end of the position at the business. 

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Jack Wills sold to Sports Direct Subscription

5 August 2019 By

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has acquired lifestyle retailer Jack Wills for £12.8m in a pre-pack administration deal.

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Trade buyer could revive Karen Millen, say insidersSubscription

1 July 2019 By

A trade sale to another retailer would be “the best fit” for Karen Millen, industry experts have told Drapers.

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Jaeger cuts losses as owner expandsSubscription

24 June 2019 By

Jaeger halved its losses and expanded its store footprint in the year to 25 August 2018 – 14 months after it was bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group. 


Bonmarché directors reject Philip Day takeover bidSubscription

8 May 2019 By

The directors of value womenswear retailer Bonmarché have implored shareholders to reject a takeover bid by Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner Philip Day.

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Philip Day withdraws LK Bennett bid Subscription

1 April 2019 By

Philip Day, owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM), has decided to withdraw from the bidding process for premium womenswear retailer LK Bennett, following its collapse into administration last month.

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EWM Group to expand head office team Subscription

15 March 2019 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is increasing the size of its head office team, months after moving into its state-of-the-art new headquarters in Carlisle, Drapers can reveal.


Peacocks changes payment terms Subscription

28 January 2019 By

Value retailer Peacocks, owned by Philip Day, is changing payment terms for suppliers. 


Peacocks ditches plastic bags Subscription

13 November 2018 By

Value retailer Peacocks has switched to bio-degradable shopping bags across all of its 500 UK stores from the start of this month.

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Exclusive: Edinburgh Woollen Mill 'ends business' with House of FraserSubscription

5 September 2018 By Tim Clark

House of Fraser supplier Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) is pulling all its stock, including own-brand House of Fraser ranges it manufactures, out of the department stores after negotiations with its owner, Sports Direct, collapsed, Drapers can reveal.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group closes House of Fraser concessionsSubscription

3 September 2018 By Tim Clark

Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group (EWM) has temporarily closed its House of Fraser concessions, including Berwin & Berwin, Jaeger, Jane Norman and Calvetron Brands while discussions continue, Drapers can reveal.

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Exclusive: Philip Day in talks to take over HoF stores Subscription

15 August 2018 By

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, Philip Day, is in talks with a group of landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores, Drapers understands.

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Exclusive: EWM Group ‘mothballs’ Jane Norman Subscription

6 August 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has put Jane Norman on hold to focus on its more recently acquired brands. It sees Jaeger and Austin Reed as a priority and is understood to have recently acquired Calvetron Brands.

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Philip Day adds Calvetron Brands to portfolioSubscription

6 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has added Calvetron Brands to its portfolio, which also includes Austin Reed and Jaeger.

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Philip Day enters the fray at House of FraserSubscription

2 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has been named as one of the potential investors in talks about a rescue deal with House of Fraser.

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Exclusive: GymShark poaches EWM Group’s sourcing bossSubscription

5 June 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group’s (EWM) sourcing and quality director Zac Singh is leaving the business to join GymShark as sourcing director, Drapers can reveal.


Exclusive: Restructuring at Edinburgh Woollen Mill GroupSubscription

30 May 2018 By , Tim Clark

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is proposing to make a small number of head office roles redundant, Drapers has learned.


Exclusive: EWM Group buys Berwin & Berwin out of administrationSubscription

12 February 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has acquired men’s tailoring supplier Berwin & Berwin out of administration and has committed to securing all 800 jobs, Drapers can reveal.

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Sales edge up at Edinburgh Woollen Mill group Subscription

5 December 2017 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales to £592.1m for the year to 25 February, despite “intense competition on the high street”.

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Drapers Talks: The launch of Days department storeVideoSubscription

2 June 2017

In this week’s edition of Drapers Talks, staff writer Harriet Brown and senior news reporter Pui-Guan Man discuss the launch of Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s newly opened Days department store in Carmarthen.


First look: Days department store opens in CarmarthenSubscription

30 May 2017 By

Take a look inside the newly opened Days department store in Carmarthen.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill boss poised to buy more struggling businessesSubscription

30 May 2017 By

Philip Day, the chief executive of Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM), has said the company is poised to buy more struggling high street retailers, after its latest acquisition of premium brand Jaeger.