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  • ikea hammersmith

    Ikea's high street flat-pack solutionSubscription

    News21 January 2020

    Drapers examines what Ikea’s shopping centre purchase could mean for Hammersmith and UK high streets. 

  • lyle and scott edinburgh store

    Lyle & Scott rolls out international store expansionSubscription

    News20 January 2020

    British menswear brand Lyle & Scott is to open six new international franchise stores and a further UK store by the end of this year. 

  • Topshop topman york march 2018 shutterstock 1052904074

    More Arcadia stores to close Subscription

    News17 January 2020

    Arcadia Group is to close 10 further stores across the UK in the coming three months. 

  • amazon

    Amazon opens new Manchester officeSubscription

    News17 January 2020

    Amazon has today opened its new corporate office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to house more than 600 employees.

  • Boux store smaller

    Boux Avenue seeks to slash rentsSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue is in talks with landlords to renegotiate rents across its 30-store portfolio as part of its ongoing business review. 

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    M&S poaches another Arcadia directorSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Topshop trading director Helen Wilson is to join Marks & Spencer as head of merchandising for womenswear following her departure from the Arcadia Group. 

  • Johanna andersson portrait

    Totême appoints CEOSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Swedish fashion brand Totême has appointed McKinsey & Company’s Johanna Andersson as its new chief executive. 

  • Primark autumn 19

    Primark CFO upbeat despite dip in like-for-like salesSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Primark remains positive despite its “marginal decline” in like-for-like UK sales over the all-important Christmas trading period, John Bason, chief financial officer at the retailer’s owner, Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.

  • Jack wills and mike ashley

    Frasers Group closes further Jack Wills storesSubscription

    News16 January 2020

    Frasers Group has announced the closure of a further six Jack Wills stores, after its acquisition of the lifestyle brand last August. 

  • Forever sewing next online

    Forever Sewing launches with NextSubscription

    News15 January 2020

    Personalised loungewear company Forever Sewing is now available via Next’s ecommerce site.

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