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Drapers Awards 2019 winners revealedSubscription
Primark swept the board at the Drapers Awards 2019, picking up the prizes for Best Fashion Marketing Campaign (£100m-plus turnover), Best Store Design (over 50,000 sq ft) and Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £500m turnover).
Office CEO resigns Subscription
The chief executive of footwear retailer Office, Lorenzo Moretti, has resigned after just one year at the business.
Christmas shopping budgets to edge upSubscription
Christmas shopping budgets in the UK are expected to increase by £6 compared with last year to £567, new research has shown.
John Lewis launches experiential concept shop Subscription
John Lewis and Waitrose are launching a consumer-centric concept shop at the partnership’s Southampton store, featuring a team of experts in cookery, gardening, beauty and gadgets.
London’s West End to get £2.5bn Christmas boost Subscription
Shopping in London’s West End is expected to hit £2.5bn over the eight-week Christmas trading period, giving retailers a welcome boost.
First look: Vans steps on to Oxford StreetSubscription
Footwear brand Vans is opening its largest European store at 214 Oxford Street in London.
Shop Direct secures funding Subscription
Shop Direct has secured £150m of additional funding following an unexpected late surge in PPI claims from shoppers.
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has partnered with charity The Prince’s Foundation to create a student capsule collection of men’s and womenswear.
New Look is focusing on core, broad-appeal products, and improving customer experience in store and online to get the retailer back on track following a volatile first half, chief operating officer Nigel Oddy has told Drapers.
BRC calls for retail support from next government Subscription
The British Retail Consortium has launched a manifesto for the upcoming election calling for the next government to support the retail industry.