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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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    'Terminal' HoF extends administration periodSubscription

    19 August 2019Comments (1)

    House of Fraser has extended its administration for a further 12 months, just weeks after owner Sports Direct Group branded problems at the department store as “nothing short of terminal in nature”. 

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    Arcadia close to deal with US landlordsSubscription

    19 August 2019

    Sir Philip Green is reported to be close to a resolution of the legal challenges brought against his Arcadia Group’s company voluntary arrangement by two US American landlords.  

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    Zalando in delivery tie-up with AdidasSubscription

    19 August 2019

    Zalando is trialling a third-party fulfilment service with Adidas for orders placed directly through the sportswear giant’s website. 

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    Sports Direct shutters Jack Wills storesSubscription

    16 August 2019

    Sports Direct has closed eight Jack Wills stores, and more are closures likely if it cannot achieve lower rents across the remaining portfolio. 

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    Alibaba exceeds expectationsSubscription

    16 August 2019

    Revenues were up 42% to $16.7bn (£13.8bn) at Alibaba for the three months to June 20, reassuring retailers that Chinese consumers are still spending despite the country’s slowing economic growth. 

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    Ted Baker ditches Debenhams for Next as childrenswear partnerSubscription

    16 August 2019Comments (1)

    Ted Baker is set to expand its childrenswear offering after signing up Next as its new global childrenswear licence partner.

  • Fashion shops in beverley, yorkshire

    ‘Climate of survival’ demands urgent business rates action Subscription

    13 August 2019

    The retail industry has called for the chancellor to urgently review business rates to maintain the UK’s competitive position in the international market, as vacancy rates hit a four-year high and a no-deal Brexit looms on the horizon.

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    Retailers unite against business rates in letter to chancellorSubscription

    13 August 2019Comments (2)

    More than 50 high street retailers have demanded the government launches “a wholesale review of business taxes to create a tax regime fit for the 21st century”, in a letter to chancellor Sajid Javid. 

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    Fashion sales grow for three monthsSubscription

    12 August 2019

    fFashion sales experienced a 12th consecutive week of growth last week – up 5.48% year on year – the latest BDO sales tracker shows.

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    Vacancy rates highest since 2015Subscription

    12 August 2019Comments (1)

    The national town centre vacancy rate has reached its highest level in four years, hitting 10.3% for the month of July.  

All by Grace Whelan