Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.
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Bagir takes legal action against Shandong RuyiSubscription
Menswear supplier Bagir has resolved to take legal action against Shandong Ruyi after the Chinese clothing giant has failed on payments of its promised investment.
Struggling Victoria's Secret sold Subscription
Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, has sold a majority stake in the US lingerie brand.
Laura Ashley to return to its roots, says CEOSubscription
British heritage brand Laura Ashley will return to its archives in a bid to reverse its poor performance, new CEO Katherine Poulter told Drapers.
John Lewis wins top customer approvalSubscription
John Lewis has been named as the high street retailer most recommended by customers in the UK in YouGov’s Retail Recommend rankings.
Manufacturers slam new immigration system Subscription
The British manufacturing industry has slammed the government’s new immigration system, saying it disregards the sector and will be “disastrous” at a time when retailers are showing an increased interest in UK production.
Laura Ashley funding hunt concludesSubscription
Laura Ashley has announced it “should be able” to meet its immediate funding requirements with funds from its working capital facility with Wells Fargo.
Revo puts pressure on business rates reviewSubscription
Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has called on the government to “act swiftly and radically” in its promise to fundamentally review the business rates system.
Retailers battle Storm DennisSubscription
Fashion retailers felt the impact of “horrific” weather conditions for the second week in a row as Storm Dennis hit last weekend.
Retail businesses located on the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line have cautiously welcomed Boris Johnson’s green light for the beleaguered project, despite concerns that it could deepen the polarisation of primary centres.
Audit watchdog raises coronavirus concernsSubscription
Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has raised the alarm over the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on the audit of multinationals with considerable operations or subsidiaries in China.