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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

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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    Coronavirus: UK wedding dress shortageSubscription

    27 February 2020

    UK wedding dress manufacturers’ stock levels have been affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus, MPs have been warned. 

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    Intu secures credit extensionSubscription

    27 February 2020

    Struggling shopping centre owner Intu has secured an extension to its credit facility with its lenders, on the condition that it can raise £1.3bn of equity. 

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    Walmart mulls sale of Asda stakeSubscription

    27 February 2020

    The US owner of Asda is considering the sale of a majority stake in the UK grocer. 

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    Sales up as Zalando launches pre-owned categorySubscription

    27 February 2020

    Zalando’s revenue grew 20.3% to €6.5bn (£5.5bn) for the 2019 financial year, after the Berlin-based etailer won 4.6 million more active customers.

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    Forever 21 appoints new CEOSubscription

    26 February 2020

    Former H&M US boss Daniel Kulle has been appointed as Forever 21 chief executive after Authentic Brands Group (ABG) rescued the fast fashion retailer from administration last week. 

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    'Crunch time' for business rates, say retailersSubscription

    26 February 2020Comments (1)

    UK retailers have told Drapers that business rates are becoming an increasing burden on their store portfolio decisions, and called on the government to act to support investment and save the high street.

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    Dune and Reiss join 100 Liverpool StreetSubscription

    26 February 2020

    Dune London, Reiss and Tommy Hilfiger are joining British Land’s 100 Liverpool Street mixed-use destination in east London.  

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    Hammerson: Bicester withstanding Covid-19Subscription

    25 February 2020

    Amid media speculation of a decrease in Chinese visitors, Hammerson has assured Drapers that the performance of its designer outlet Bicester Village has not been “significantly” affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. 

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    Dockers eyes UK expansion Subscription

    25 February 2020

    US casualwear brand Dockers, part of the Levi Strauss stable, is launching bricks and mortar in the UK as part of its brand turnaround. 

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    Coronavirus: Primark considers manufacturing moveSubscription

    25 February 2020

    Primark is considering relocating some manufacturing to non-Chinese factories as a result of coronavirus, John Bason, chief financial officer at the retailer’s owner Associated British Foods told Drapers.

All by Grace Whelan