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    M&S to trim formal tailoring Subscription

    News7 October 2019

    The UK’s biggest menswear retailer, Marks & Spencer, is to reduce its formal tailoring offering as sales fall victim to casual workwear trends.

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    Debenhams' menswear relaunch promises differentiationSubscription

    News4 October 2019

    As Debenhams relaunches its menswear own brands, trading director for menswear Andrew Lepp sat down with Drapers to discuss how changes in the design team structure have “empowered newness” and created clear brand differentiation.

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    Video: Little Mistress launches sustainable campaign VideoSubscription

    News4 October 2019

    Little Mistress has released a video campaign for the launch of three celebrity collections made from recycled plastic this month. 

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    H&M group transformation bears further fruitSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    H&M group increased its net sales by 11% to SEK171,061m (£14bn) in the nine months to 31 August, as it continues to grow its market share.

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    Ted Baker swings to half-year lossSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    Ted Baker has swung to a loss before tax of £23m for the 28 weeks to 10 August 2019, from a profit of £24.5m during the same period in 2018, in what it described as a “challenging half”.

  • Long Tall Sally

    Long Tall Sally CEO steps downSubscription

    News2 October 2019

    The CEO of womenswear retailer Long Tall Sally, Andrew Shapin, has announced he will step down from the role after 12 years. 

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    M&S clothing turnaround 18 months behind scheduleSubscription

    News2 October 2019

    Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has told analysts that the turnaround of its ailing clothing division is a year and a half behind schedule. 

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    Indies braced for battering by Hurricane LorenzoSubscription

    News2 October 2019

    Independents retailers fear they could be hit by another flood “disaster”, as heavy downpours are set to strike just days after many were forced to shut shop and salvage weather-damaged goods.

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    Green light for British Land's Canada Water developmentSubscription

    News1 October 2019

    British Land’s master plan for a new 53-acre town centre at Canada Water has been granted planning permission by Southwark Council Planning Committee. 

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    Chester Barrie owner reviews brand strategySubscription

    News1 October 2019

    Menswear supplier Prominent Europe is reviewing its branded business as part of a change in strategy by Japanese owner Itochu Corporation, Drapers understands.