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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UK retailers' store-based profits halvedSubscription
Store-based profit margins for UK retailers have more than halved over the past eight years, new data has shown.
Under Armour founder relinquishes CEO roleSubscription
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down from his role as CEO of the business at the end of this year.
Brexit delay 'worst outcome' for retail Subscription
Retail leaders have called for a quick resolution to Brexit, as continued uncertainty is “extending the agony” ahead of the crucial peak trading period.
Robert Perkins departs from HotterSubscription
British Footwear Association (BFA) chairman, Robert Perkins, has left his role as chief operating officer at footwear business Hotter Shoes.
Scottish department store chain Watt Brothers has fallen into administration, making more than 200 members of staff redundant.
SecretSales to expand team as it repositions Subscription
Flash Sale site SecretSales is expanding its team as it repositions to a multichannel offering, newly appointed group trading director Melanie Cottrell has revealed.
Hotter hires chief product officer Subscription
Footwear business Hotter has appointed Claire Pearl as chief product officer, as part of a restructuring of its leadership team.
Mama & Papas seeks to exit storesSubscription
Nursery and childrenswear brand Mamas & Papas is looking to exit several of its UK stores, after appointing Deloitte to advise on cost-cutting initiatives, Drapers can reveal.
Lord Rose backs Brexit dealSubscription
Retail heavyweight and former Remain campaigner Lord Rose has urged MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit deal struck by prime minister Boris Johnson and the European Union yesterday.
Fashion struggles in 'desperate' third quarterSubscription
Retail health in the third quarter of 2019 has surpassed the index’s historic low in the UK’s double-dip recession, the KMPG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has reported.