Marino Donati is assistant news editor and has been with Drapers for four and a half years. He writes news, features and interviews for the magazine and Drapersonline.com, specialising in department stores, international retailers, menswear, sportswear and retail property. Marino also edits the Drapers magazine business pages.
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Sainsbury’s has been voted the nation’s favourite fashion retailer for its Tu brand, according to the latest shopper survey, beating Asda into second place, followed my Marks & Spencer.
Consumer confidence rises in IrelandSubscription
Consumer confidence and disposable income is growing in Ireland, according to new figures.
Oasis will open its refurbished store in Meadowhall shopping centre, Sheffield on Friday (September 11) which will enable shoppers to get information on, and buy, products displayed on shop window mannequins using their smartphones.
Fashion app turns selfies into retail toolSubscription
A new fashion app has been launched that allows users to swap pictures of themselves buying and trying on clothes so they can receive comment and advice.
Intu Potteries gets two new tenantsSubscription
JD Sports’ Open format and independent vintage womenswear store House have signed to open stores at the Intu Potteries shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent.
Post Office ramps up click and collect driveSubscription
The Post Office is ramping up its drive to provide improved click and collect services for its customers and retailers.
New West End Company appoints new directorSubscription
The New West End Company (NWEC) has appointed Steven Medway into the newly created role of managing director – trading environment.
Womenswear trends boost fashion spend in AugustSubscription
Consumer spending on clothing rose 9.6% in August with womenswear helping to boost sales.
Footfall drops across most of the UKSubscription
Footfall across many UK destinations dropped last week compared to the same period last year.
Take off overseasSubscription
With the experience of UK professionals now much sought after in emerging retail markets abroad, those bold enough to make the move will find more opportunities to quickly progress their career.