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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Chester Barrie owner closes branded businessSubscription
Menswear supplier Prominent Europe is to close its branded business as part of a change in strategy by Japanese owner Itochu Corporation, Drapers can reveal.
Sheffield steels for regenerationVideoSubscription
After 25 years of delay, the redevelopment of Sheffield City Centre could finally lead to a modern mix of retail, leisure and workspace
Royal Mail injunction bans Christmas strikesSubscription
Royal Mail has secured a High Court injunction against a union ballot that could have led to strike action in the run-up to Christmas.
Burberry profits up despite hit from Hong KongSubscription
Burberry has reported a 14% increase in adjusted operating profit to £203m for the six months to 28 September 2019.
Nike pulls product from AmazonSubscription
Nike is to stop selling its product on Amazon, as part of its ongoing strategy change to sell directly to customers.
Losses deepen at British LandSubscription
A beleaguered retail market has resulted in a loss before tax of £404m at landlord British Land for the six months to 30 September.
Burberry stars celebrate love this ChristmasVideoSubscription
Burberry’s first festive campaign under chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci celebrates love and union with a star-studded cast including former supermodel Carla Bruni.
Oxford Street's 2022 transformation unveiledSubscription
Oxford Street is to undergo a “radical” transformation that combines retail frontages with leisure, cultural and community spaces as part of a £2.9bn investment to turn London’s West End into an “international centre”.
Wallace & Gromit celebrate a Joules ChristmasVideoSubscription
This Christmas marks Joules’ 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the lifestyle brand has teamed up with iconic duo Wallace & Gromit for its festive advertising campaign.
Mamas & Papas closes stores through pre-packSubscription
Six Mamas & Papas stores have closed, and 54 head office jobs are at risk after the nursery and childrenswear retailer was bought out of a pre-pack administration by its parent group this morning.