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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Ted Baker CEO to focus on 'low-hanging fruit'Subscription
There is “plenty of low-hanging fruit” at Ted Baker, so it is not reliant on a broader recovery in the fashion retail market to make progress, CEO Rachel Osborne insisted today after the company announced disappointing full-year results.
Jigsaw shutters Australian storesSubscription
Jigsaw has closed its stores and localised website in Australia, to allow it to focus on trading in the UK market.
Government to issue Covid rent arrears protocolsSubscription
The government is to publish a new temporary code of practice for high street retailers and landlords aimed at providing clarity and reassurance over rent payments affected by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Autonomy creditors owed almost £1m Subscription
External creditors to womenswear clothing brand Autonomy, including suppliers, are owed around £940,000 after the business went into administration in March.
Frasers Group has confirmed that all of its Sports Direct, Flannels and Jack Wills stores in England will reopen on 15 June in line with the government’s recent announcement.
Monsoon Accessorize on brink of administration Subscription
Monsoon Accessorize is on the brink of administration, having suffered from the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Capri Holdings to phase store reopeningsSubscription
Luxury fashion group, Capri Holdings, has said it hopes to have the majority of its EMEA and American stores open by early July 2020.
Zalando makes brand sustainability mandatorySubscription
German etailer Zalando has made a sustainability assessment mandatory for all of its private label and partner brands.
Copenhagen Fashion Week confirms date Subscription
Copenhagen Fashion Week is set to go ahead in August despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, with slightly amended dates.
McArthurGlen to give rent relief Subscription
Designer outlet group McArthurGlen has launched a rent relief package to support its brand partners until the end of the year, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.