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The chairman of House of Fraser owner Sanpower Group has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to give a “definite signal” about the kind of Brexit deal she wants.
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling, and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
We look ahead to the big issues likely to affect retailers and brands in 2018.
As the fashion industry played a game of pass the parcel with some of its key businesses, Drapers looks back at some of the firms that changed hands in 2017.
UK retailers will face higher tariffs and potential custom barriers from non-EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has hit out at a government analysis of the retail sector for failing to assess the potential impact of Brexit.
Average production in the UK textile manufacturing industry was up 25% this year, despite looming economic uncertainty.
Christmas has failed to bring shoppers festive cheer, as consumer confidence slipped one point to -13 in December.
Ash Kumar’s Native Youth was named Young Fashion Brand of the Year at the Drapers Awards last month. He explains how the “Manchester-born-and-bred” brand has become a bestseller.
Cross-border trade in the UK is expected to increase by 57% this Christmas to £1.4m in retail sales, new research has revealed.
The British Retail Consortium has urged Brexit negotiators to maintain tariff-free trade between the UK and the rest of the EU following a breakthrough report published on 8 December.
Leaving the European single market in March 2019 would be “catastrophic” if a viable customs system isn’t ready in time, a parliamentary select committee has warned.
As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry.
Greenwoods suppliers are owed a total of £3.2m after the Yorkshire-based menswear retailer went into administration in September, its administrators report has revealed.
The British Retail Consortium has warned that consumer spending will slow further unless the government prioritises shoppers in the autumn Budget.
Pringle of Scotland made a £4.9m pre-tax loss in the year ended 28 January 2017 as it continues to struggle to turn a profit.
Oasis has revealed a jump in annual profits and online sales, as group stablemate Coast successfully completed the final stage of its three-year turnaround plan.
A total of 24% of UK Black Friday sales in 2017 will be driven by shoppers overseas, a new report suggests.
Prices decreased at the same annual rate in October as in September, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed.
Amazon’s sales grew by 34% year on year to $43.7bn (£33bn) in the third quarter, as it reported turnover from physical stores for the first time.
Hours worked in retail in the third quarter fell by 4.2% year on year, a British Retail Consortium survey has revealed.
Independent fashion retailers across England have called on the government to freeze business rates, as they brace for another predicted rise in April.
German womenswear brand Laurèl is “back on track” following its exit from insolvency in September, CEO Dirk Reichert has said.
Sportswear retailer Realbuzz has unveiled plans to open 30 stores in the UK over the next two years, before setting its sights on international expansion.
The Government has been urged to secure a transition out of the European Union that is ‘as close as possible to the status quo’ by five leading business lobbying groups.
Clothing sales edged up by 0.9% in September compared with August as retail sales suffered a 0.8% dip, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The British fashion market is back in growth after 14 months of decline, according to new figures.
Talented creative workers will leave the UK fashion industry as a result of Brexit unless new visa rules are introduced, the Creative Industries Federation has warned.
Austrian hosiery brand Wolford has cut 15 more staff positions at its headquarters in Bregenz as part of wider cost reduction measures.
The chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for business rates to be frozen as UK inflation hits a five-year high.
UK retailers are likely to rein in the Black Friday discounts they offer this year as they try to claw back margin in the face of tough trading.
UK retailers’ earnings growth potential will be lower than that of their continental peers in 2018 in the wake of Brexit uncertainty, according to Moody’s.
Footfall in September decreased by 1.2% compared to 2016, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Retailers and manufacturers have criticised the lack of certainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in some European Union workers leaving the UK, causing a skills gap and workforce shortage.
Independents across the UK have reported a surge in outwear sales thanks to chilly autumn weather.
Brexit uncertainty is driving up prices as more retailers seek to deal with rising labour costs and a worker exodus, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned in a new report.
As Walpole’s initiative Brands of Tomorrow turns 10, CEO Helen Brocklebank, reveals her tips for luxury brand success.
Shop prices are on the verge of increasing, the British Retail Consortium has said.
High street retailers across the UK are offering deep mid-season discounts for a second year running in anticipation of another difficult Christmas trading season.
Manufacturers throughout the UK will be hit by a £17bn fall in revenue following a hard Brexit, a new report has found.