Emily Sutherland's stories
As Shop Direct’s Very marks its 10th anniversary, managing director of retail Sam Perkins and fashion director Emma Alexander reflect on the changing retail landscape and outline their plans for the next 10 years.
Ben Francis, founder, Gymshark Subscription
Sales at Bonmarché dipped by 1.3% and store like for like sales were down by 5.3% in the 39 weeks leading up to 24 December 2016, which the value retailer blamed on less promotional activity.
A wave of new bag brands – priced under £500 and available in an array of shapes and colours – has exploded into the accessories market. As more retailers add niche names to their stockist lists, Drapers explores the rise of affordable luxury accessories.
Plastic bag charge could doubleSubscription
The charge for plastic shopping bags could be doubled to 10p and be extended to all shops in England, regardless of size, prime minister Theresa May has announced.
Q+A: How Karen Millen is upping its digital gameSubscription
Jamie Finer, head of omnichannel experience at Karen Millen, talks about how the premium womenswear retailer is evolving its digital approach and boosting its delivery proposition.
"Formidable" challenges ahead for Scottish retailers Subscription
Scotland’s retailers will face “formidable challenges” throughout 2017, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has warned.
"Significantly" lower bonus for John Lewis staffSubscription
The John Lewis Partnership is set to give staff a “significantly” lower bonus than last year this week, following tough external pressures.
As the market for modest fashion grows, luxury etailer The Modist has launched its own-brand modesty-focused line to meet its customers’ needs.