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    Atterley: making tracks for independent retailSubscription

    The Drapers Interview16 November 2018

    Two years after entrepreneur Mike Welch relaunched Atterley as an online network of independent fashion retailers, the business has received an injection of cash that will help fuel its expansion.

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    Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription

    News15 November 2018

    Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring. 

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    From Pinterest to 21 Buttons: the latest wave in social shoppingSubscription

    Features14 November 2018

    Pinterest is shifting from scrapbook to marketplace, but when it comes to selling fashion it faces stiff competition from other visually rich digital platforms that blend shopping with shareable content.

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    Comment: High street must be heard over Brexit noiseSubscription

    Comment13 November 2018

    The high street is changing at a faster pace than ever before, and some town centres are becoming virtually unrecognisable as big-name retailers scale back their store portfolios.

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    Sir Charlie Mayfield to step down from John LewisSubscription

    News7 November 2018

    John Lewis & Partners, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, has begun searching for a successor to its longstanding chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield.

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    Christmas crush at ports threatens deliveriesSubscription

    News6 November 2018

    Fashion brands are at risk of delays to deliveries of stock in the run-up to Christmas and beyond, as a result of a “perfect storm” of congestion at the UK’s largest container ports, a shortage of haulage drivers and impending Brexit pressures.

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    Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription

    Features5 November 2018

    New accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday will launch on 13 November with the backing of some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Drapers investigates how the industry is improving its accessibility and inclusivity.

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    Comment: Is this fashion retail’s #metoo moment?Subscription

    Comment1 November 2018

    The allegations that Arcadia Group boss Sir Philip Green bullied, racially abused and sexually harassed some of his employees have sent ripples through the industry.

  • Nap

    YNAP to launch in China with Alibaba Subscription

    News26 October 2018

    Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is set to become a “significant and sustainable online player” in the Chinese market, its owner Richemont said today after signing a strategic global partnership with Alibaba Group.

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    Store review positions Pavers for growthSubscription

    News24 October 2018

    Turnover at footwear retailer Pavers rose 9.8% to £91.9m in the year to 3 February 2018, after it continued to overhaul its store estate.

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