Emily Sutherland is a features writer at Drapers, covering a wide range of issues, including ecommerce, technology and multichannel retail. She joined the Drapers team in 2016 and previously worked on titles in the hospitality industry.
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Ann Summers CEO's learnings from lockdownSubscription
Jacqueline Gold, CEO of high street lingerie chain Ann Summers, told Drapers Connects about how the business will approach the end of lockdown, why retail must come together and how she has overcome challenges throughout her career in fashion.
Government-backed loans have helped fashion businesses to survive lockdown. But retailers, brands and manufacturers that have borrowed these lifelines will have to bear a heavy debt burden.
Closed fitting rooms and quarantined returns take the shine off reopening for retailers
Hammerson CEO David Atkins steps down Subscription
Atkins will remain in his role until spring 2021 whilst the shopper centre owner’s board searches for a successor.
John Lewis has said it will reopen its stores on a “phased basis” after the government gave the green light for non-essential retail stores to reopen in England from 15 June.
Supermarket Morrisons is set to open its first standalone clothing and homeware store to help drive the success of its own label Nutmeg.
Comment: It will be retail, but not as we know it Subscription
Prime minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that stores can reopen from 15 June raises more questions than it answers for retailers.
Optimising your online operationsSubscription
Ecommerce is the only route to revenue for “non-essential” retail. Experts give their advice for brands and retailers to be at the top of their online game.
Authenticity, a flexible approach, and clear communication are the secrets to creating engaging content in a crisis, industry experts said in the latest Drapers Connects webinar.
Record fall for retail sales in AprilSubscription
British retail sales fell by a record 18.1% in April as shops were shuttered under lockdown restrictions, Office for National Statistics data shows.