Grace Whelan's stories
How Black Friday has become retail's grey areaSubscription
Black Friday has become a fixture on the fashion retail industry’s promotional calendar. But as the discounting activity becomes longer and deeper, and some retailers and consumers shun the event altogether, its future has become blurred.
Sports Direct to rebrand as FrasersSubscription
Sports Direct International plc is set to rebrand as Frasers Group to reflect its “changing profile” and “elevation strategy”.
Ted Baker hires chief people officerSubscription
Lifestyle brand Ted Baker has appointed Asos’s Peter Collyer as chief people officer.
Victoria's Secret cancels annual showSubscription
US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has cancelled its annual fashion show in the face of rising criticism and dwindling television ratings.
Skopes to open new stores with £6m investmentSubscription
Menswear brand Skopes has secured £6m in funding from HSBC UK, and plans to open a further 15 stores.
Black Friday 2019 could be 'most disruptive' yetSubscription
With Black Friday falling after pay day, more than one-quarter of shoppers plan to bring forward their Christmas spend, meaning this year’s event could “be one of the most disruptive for the retail industry”, new research suggests.
Harvey Nichols co-COO departsSubscription
Harvey Nichols co-chief operating officer Daniela Rinaldi is leaving the business after 35 years.
McElhinneys unveils environmental Christmas campaignVideoSubscription
Independent department store McElhinneys has kicked off the festive season in Ballybofey, County Donegal, with the unveiling of its Christmas windows.
Nobody's Child CEO to exitSubscription
Nobody’s Child CEO John Allen is to exit after a year in the role, having delivered significant change at the womenswear etailer.
US and Russian shoppers boost Christmas spendSubscription
Shoppers from the US and Russia will play a big role in boosting the UK economy in the run-up to Christmas, new data has shown.