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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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  • Watt Brothers

    Scottish chain Watt Brothers falls into administration Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Scottish department store chain Watt Brothers has fallen into administration, making more than 200 members of staff redundant. 

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    SecretSales to expand team as it repositions Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Flash Sale site SecretSales is expanding its team as it repositions to a multichannel offering, newly appointed group trading director Melanie Cottrell has revealed.

  • claire pearl hotter

    Hotter hires chief product officer Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Footwear business Hotter has appointed Claire Pearl as chief product officer, as part of a restructuring of its leadership team. 

  • Mamas & Papas opens in Next Bristol

    Mama & Papas seeks to exit storesSubscription

    18 October 2019

    Nursery and childrenswear brand Mamas & Papas is looking to exit several of its UK stores, after appointing Deloitte to advise on cost-cutting initiatives, Drapers can reveal. 

  • Lord Rose and Nigel Oddy

    Lord Rose backs Brexit dealSubscription

    18 October 2019Comments (4)

    Retail heavyweight and former Remain campaigner Lord Rose has urged MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit deal struck by prime minister Boris Johnson and the European Union yesterday.

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    Fashion struggles in 'desperate' third quarterSubscription

    18 October 2019

    Retail health in the third quarter of 2019 has surpassed the index’s historic low in the UK’s double-dip recession,  the KMPG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has reported. 

  • Fenwick Bracknell

    Fenwick in the red amid 'transformation'Subscription

    18 October 2019

    Family owned-department store chain Fenwick has swung to a loss in the 52 weeks to 25 January amid a “tough retail trading environment”. 

  • Selfridges unveils ‘a christmas for modern times’ (26)

    First look: Selfridges unveils its Christmas windowsSubscription

    17 October 2019

    Selfridges has unveiled its iconic Christmas window campaign, becoming the first department store in the world to launch its in-store displays and windows for the Christmas season. 

  • sustainable index

    Fashion waste to hit £4.5bnSubscription

    15 October 2019

    Fashion waste is predicted to cost the UK economy £4.48bn by 2050 if the industry doesn’t clean up its act and bolster its recycling efforts, new data has found. 

  • Logistics delays

    Brexit supply threat ahead of peak tradingSubscription

    15 October 2019Comments (1)

    As the Brexit deadline looms, retailers and suppliers have expressed concern about distribution disruption ahead of peak trading, as a result of customs checks and new tariffs if a deal with the European Union cannot be struck.

All by Grace Whelan