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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Inditex to eliminate single-use plasticsSubscription
Zara-owner Inditex will eliminate all single-use plastics from customer sales by 2023, executive chairman Pablo Isla has announced.
Raeburn heads to Carnaby StreetSubscription
British brand Raeburn will open its first central London retail store this August in Carnaby.
Belstaff to open on Regent StreetSubscription
British heritage brand Belstaff is opening a store on Regent Street, Drapers can reveal.
Record revenues at Uniqlo ownerSubscription
Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing reported record third-quarter revenues of ¥555bn (£4bn), up 7.3% on the previous year, despite a dip in performance for Uniqlo Japan.
Digital marketplace Opumo raises £1.2m Subscription
UK digital lifestyle marketplace Opumo has received more than £800,000 investment from Scandinavian fund North-East Venture.
Diversification of branding will return Superdry to its wide consumer appeal, says interim chief executive and co-founder Julian Dunkerton despite an initial set of disappointing results.
Future High Streets Fund shortlist revealedSubscription
More than fifty towns and cities across the UK have been shortlisted for the second phase of the £675m government fund designed to transform and future-proof the high street.
Bench relaunches for spring 20Subscription
Bench is relaunching for spring 20 and returning to its streetwear roots, after it was rescued from administration in July 2018.
Online to dominate retail sales by 2028Subscription
More than half of retail sales will take place online in less than 10 years’ time, a new report has predicted, prompting further concern for landlords and struggling high streets.
Veja appoints first external group CEOSubscription
French sustainable trainer brand Veja has appointed Laure Browne as group CEO.