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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New Look ready for fresh talentSubscription
Following a return to operating profit, New Look is now positioned to recruit the talent needed to continue with its turnaround plan, the executive team told Drapers.
H&M tops sustainable cotton sourcing rankingSubscription
H&M, Gap, Adidas and Nike are among the global brands leading sustainable cotton sourcing, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has revealed.
New Look hires interim chief customer officerSubscription
New Look has appointed Karen Millen’s Louise English as interim chief customer officer, Drapers can reveal.
Charles Tyrwhitt's staunch shirt strategySubscription
Charles Tyrwhitt will remain competitive by avoiding the temptation to enter the overcrowded casualwear category, newly appointed chief executive Luke Kingsnorth, told Drapers.
Burberry introduces new sustainability targetsSubscription
Burberry has added two new science-based sustainability targets concerning greenhouse gas emissions to its responsibility strategy for 2022.
UK customer spend growth slowest in six yearsSubscription
Britain is set to have the slowest growth in consumer spending in six years in 2019, recent research has show.
Intu hit hardest by Monsoon CVASubscription
Ailing shopping centre owner Intu faces the biggest threat from Monsoon Accessorize’s company voluntary arrangement.
American landlords question Arcadia debtSubscription
American landlords have questioned why Arcadia Group’s debts to certain suppliers fluctuated at the time of the second vote on the group’s company voluntary arrangement, potentially lessening landlords’ power to block it.
Miss Selfridge’s head of merchandising, James Linsell, has left Arcadia Group to join Boohoo in the same role.
Landlords may rally against Monsoon CVASubscription
Landlords are showing resistance to Monsoon Accessorize’s company voluntary arrangement proposal, which asks for rent reductions of up to 65% across more than half of its stores, property sources have told Drapers.