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Chester Barrie owner closes branded businessSubscription
Menswear supplier Prominent Europe is to close its branded business as part of a change in strategy by Japanese owner Itochu Corporation, Drapers can reveal.
Sheffield steels for regenerationVideoSubscription
After 25 years of delay, the redevelopment of Sheffield City Centre could finally lead to a modern mix of retail, leisure and workspace
Royal Mail injunction bans Christmas strikesSubscription
Royal Mail has secured a High Court injunction against a union ballot that could have led to strike action in the run-up to Christmas.
Burberry profits up despite hit from Hong KongSubscription
Burberry has reported a 14% increase in adjusted operating profit to £203m for the six months to 28 September 2019.
Nike pulls product from AmazonSubscription
Nike is to stop selling its product on Amazon, as part of its ongoing strategy change to sell directly to customers.
Losses deepen at British LandSubscription
A beleaguered retail market has resulted in a loss before tax of £404m at landlord British Land for the six months to 30 September.
Burberry stars celebrate love this ChristmasVideoSubscription
Burberry’s first festive campaign under chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci celebrates love and union with a star-studded cast including former supermodel Carla Bruni.
Oxford Street's 2022 transformation unveiledSubscription
Oxford Street is to undergo a “radical” transformation that combines retail frontages with leisure, cultural and community spaces as part of a £2.9bn investment to turn London’s West End into an “international centre”.
Wallace & Gromit celebrate a Joules ChristmasVideoSubscription
This Christmas marks Joules’ 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the lifestyle brand has teamed up with iconic duo Wallace & Gromit for its festive advertising campaign.
Mamas & Papas closes stores through pre-packSubscription
Six Mamas & Papas stores have closed, and 54 head office jobs are at risk after the nursery and childrenswear retailer was bought out of a pre-pack administration by its parent group this morning.
TK Maxx's Christmas ad ditches shopping autopilotVideoSubscription
TK Maxx’s daredevil gifter encourages shoppers to join him on his mission of gifting like never before, in the retailer’s 2019 Christmas advert.
Selfridges' launches Christmas fantasy adVideoSubscription
Selfridges has launched its first Christmas advertising campaign in almost a decade with a new digital advert that will show at London’s Picadilly Circus from this week.
Primark is bolstering its Christmas gifting offer to drive footfall over Black Friday on 29 November, John Bason, chief financial officer at parent company Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.
New Look Girl store opens at BluewaterSubscription
New Look has replaced its former menswear store at Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre with its first store specifically for its girlswear ranges.
US shirt brand Untuckit launches in the UKSubscription
US menswear brand Untuckit will open its first two UK stores this week, kicking off its international store expansion.
Richard Anderson to expand Savile Row storeSubscription
Tailor Richard Anderson is doubling the size of its store at 13 Savile Row, to allow all tailors from its Soho workshop to relocate under one roof.
Mothercare collapse lays bare limits of CVA Subscription
Mothercare’s decision to appoint administrators to its UK operation has “come as no surprise”, as it has been unable to restructure the business fast enough to cope with changing retail trends, industry experts have told Drapers.
Shopping centres: the new rules of engagementSubscription
In the battle to attract footfall, shopping centres are redefining their relationships with retailers and transforming into venues for experiences.
Auditors rake in £35m from high street failuresSubscription
Audit firms are set to make £35m in fees from last year’s string of high street administrations, new data has shown.
Redundancies emerge at M&SSubscription
Marks & Spencer quietly made nine members of its communications team redundant in July, it has confirmed.