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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Moncler plays down Kering takeover rumoursSubscription
The chief executive of Italian luxury brand Moncler, Remo Ruffini, has dampened speculation around a takeover by Kering.
Next proposes warehouse expansionSubscription
High street retailer Next is reportedly seeking planning permission to build a 777,000 sq ft warehouse in Yorkshire, creating more than 1,000 jobs.
Sports Direct offers up Lillywhites London leaseSubscription
Sports Direct could be on the cusp of ditching its Lillywhites store on London’s Piccadilly Circus, having reportedly put its lease on the market.
Revo junior vice-president announcedSubscription
Commercial property body Revo has announced Philip Bier, the entrepreneur that brought Copenhagen’s Flying Tiger to the UK, as its junior vice-president.
Ted Baker calls in advisersSubscription
Ted Baker has appointed consultancy firm AlixPartners to conduct an in-depth review its operations after a troublesome year.
Are your Christmas windows the best in the land?Subscription
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
New sustainable retail concept All Good Things offers a new lease of life for brands’ dead stock. Launching with two stores, the retailer sells end of the line product from its premium brand partners including Joseph, Jigsaw and The Kooples, and is backed by a range of retail veterans.
New sustainable retail concept, All Good Things, offers an innovative and overdue solution to retail’s landfill legacy.
Royal Mail strike appeal rejectedSubscription
A union appeal against the injunction preventing Royal Mail staff from striking ahead of Christmas has been rejected by the Court of Appeal.
Intu calls in advisersSubscription
Shopping centre owner Intu is reported to have drafted in advisers to work on a balance-sheet restructuring.