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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Notonthehighstreet appoints new chiefSubscription
Online marketplace, Notonthehighstreet, has appointed former Hello Fresh UK boss Claire Davenport as its new CEO.
Retailers despair at no-deal Brexit chaos Subscription
Retailers fear further depreciation of sterling and disruption of deliveries in the run-up to the all-important Christmas trading period, if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on 31 October.
Suzanne Harlow exits Jack WillsSubscription
Jack Wills chief executive Suzanne Harlow has left following Sports Direct’s takeover of the lifestyle retailer, Drapers can reveal.
Kids Cavern to open third storeSubscription
Independent designer kidswear retailer Kids Cavern is opening a new store at Intu Trafford Centre on Friday.
'Terminal' HoF extends administration periodSubscription
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”.
Arcadia close to deal with US landlordsSubscription
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 landlords.
Zalando in delivery tie-up with AdidasSubscription
Zalando is trialling a third-party fulfilment service with Adidas for orders placed directly through the sportswear giant’s website.
Sports Direct shutters Jack Wills storesSubscription
Sports Direct has closed eight Jack Wills stores, and more are closures likely if it cannot achieve lower rents across the remaining portfolio.
Alibaba exceeds expectationsSubscription
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.
Ted Baker is set to expand its childrenswear offering after signing up Next as its new global childrenswear licence partner.