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Former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King to join M&SSubscription
Justin King, the former boss of Sainsbury’s, will join Marks & Spencer as non-executive director from 1 January.
Yoox launches AI stylistSubscription
Yoox has launched an artificial intelligence-powered stylist that allows shoppers to mix and match products and share looks on social media.
The UK Fashion and Textile Association is taking over the management of Textiles Scotland from 1 January.
Shuropody receives new investment Subscription
Shuropody has received a “substantial investment” from an unnamed backer.
First look: Givenchy opens first UK storeSubscription
Givenchy has opened its first UK store, at 165 New Bond Street in London’s Mayfair.
Tourist spend in the UK drops Subscription
The average spend by international tourists visiting the UK dropped 3% year on year from January to October.
Kurt Geiger steps into the BullringSubscription
Kurt Geiger has opened a 1,800 sq ft store in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.
Bestseller unveils new sustainability strategySubscription
Danish brand house Bestseller has unveiled a new strategy that puts sustainability “at the core of the business”.
Ted Baker has reported flat sales in the third quarter as it launches an independent investigation into allegations of “forced hugging”.
Clarks’ head of UK sales, Victoria Frayne, and head of sales for Ireland, Mark O’Driscoll, have both left the shoe retailer, Drapers can reveal.
Record sales at Missy EmpireSubscription
Fast fashion etailer Missy Empire had a record Cyber Weekend, doubling last year’s sales figures.
Exclusive: River Island to launch new brandSubscription
River Island is launching a new womenswear brand next spring, Drapers understands.
Agility is key to Joules' success, says CEOSubscription
A flexible and agile business model has been the key to Joules success in the current difficult trading climate, CEO Colin Porter has told Drapers.
Chanel to ban furSubscription
French fashion house Chanel is banning the use of fur and exotic skins in all future collections.
Edwin to raise entry prices for autumn 19Subscription
Japanese denim brand Edwin is going back to its premium roots for autumn 19, and is increasing its quality and entry price points.
Asos appoints COOSubscription
Asos has promoted its supply chain director, Mark Holland, to the newly created position of chief operating officer.
Ted Baker to launch investigation into ‘forced hugs’ Subscription
Ted Baker is launching an independent investigation into its company culture following a petition from staff over “forced hugging” at the business.
Crep Protect, Gymshark, Wed2b, Boxpark, Chi Chi London, Skinnydip and End are among those named as Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
Black Friday boosts salesSubscription
Total like-for-like UK sales increased by 7.6% this week compared with last year following a boost from Black Friday discounts, BDO’s latest high street sales tracker shows.
US golf brand to buy Jack WolfskinSubscription
Callaway Golf Company is buying Jack Wolfskin for €418m (£372m).