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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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  • Ted Baker HQ, The Ugly Brown Building

    Ted Baker furloughs 75% of workforce Subscription

    3 April 2020

    Ted Baker has furloughed around 2,000 employees, including head office staff, as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 

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    Autonomy enters administrationSubscription

    2 April 2020

    Womenswear clothing brand Autonomy has entered administration, and all 44 employees have been made redundant. 

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    JD Williams cancels spring 20 ordersSubscription

    2 April 2020

    N Brown Group brand JD Williams has cancelled spring 20 orders with some suppliers as the coronavirus epidemic continues to affect the retail industry. 

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    Debenhams' turnaround gets personalSubscription

    1 April 2020Comments (3)

    Debenhams managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook is taking a regional and personalised approach to driving growth. 

  • asos ss20

    Asos rebuts claims over unsafe warehouseSubscription

    1 April 2020Comments (1)

    Asos has denied claims from union GMB that its warehouse in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, is unsafe for workers under new coronavirus public health guidelines.

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    Coronavirus: Moody's puts Next under review for downgradeSubscription

    1 April 2020

    Despite expecting Next to ”successfully navigate” through coronavirus, credit rating agency Moody’s has placed the retailer on review for downgrade due to uncertainty over how long stores will remain closed and how quickly consumer demand will recover.

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    Capital & Regional collects half of quarterly rentsSubscription

    31 March 2020

    Shopping centre owner Capital & Regional has announced it has so far collected only half of its second-quarter rent from tenants as the economic impact of coronavirus continues to hit the retail sector. 

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    Non-executive director change at New LookSubscription

    31 March 2020

    New Look has appointed Stuart MacKenzie to its board as a non-executive director, following the departure of John Gnodde. 

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    Kipling appoints vice president Subscription

    31 March 2020

    VF Corporation has appointed Markus Hamm as vice president and general manager for Kipling in the EMEA region. 

  • Matalan store

    Matalan offers warehouse workers furlough option Subscription

    31 March 2020

    Matalan has offered all warehouse workers the option to be placed on furlough, after coming under fire for its health and safety conditions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

All by Grace Whelan