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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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  • The retailer has appointed a new technical director

    Notonthehighstreet appoints new chiefSubscription

    20 August 2019

    Online marketplace, Notonthehighstreet, has appointed former Hello Fresh UK boss Claire Davenport as its new CEO. 

  • eu boris

    Retailers despair at no-deal Brexit chaos Subscription

    20 August 2019

    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.

  • Jack wills westfield 1

    Suzanne Harlow exits Jack WillsSubscription

    20 August 2019

    Jack Wills chief executive Suzanne Harlow has left following Sports Direct’s takeover of the lifestyle retailer, Drapers can reveal. 

  • Kids cavern trafford store

    Kids Cavern to open third storeSubscription

    20 August 2019

    Independent designer kidswear retailer Kids Cavern is opening a new store at Intu Trafford Centre on Friday. 

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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”. 

  • topshop

    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 landlords.  

  • Adidas scan1 cmyk

    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. 

  • Jack wills and mike ashley

    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. 

  • photo alibaba group and fung retailing form strategic partnership

    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. 

  • Ted baker spring 18

    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.

All by Grace Whelan