Isabella Fish is a reporter at Drapers, covering womenswear and finance across the magazine and website. She joined the Drapers team in 2019, having previously worked at the Daily Mail as a news reporter.
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CMA's JD Sports ruling a 'watershed' momentSubscription
As the competition watchdog decides whether to block JD Sports Fashion’s takeover of rival Footasylum, Drapers explores what the “landmark ruling” will mean for the future of the fashion retail sector.
The British Retail Consortium has called for the government to negotiate a zero-tariff agreement that minimises regulatory checks.
Primark to open first pop-up shop in BoxparkSubscription
Primark will open the doors to its first ever pop-up store at Boxpark in East London’s Shoreditch next week.
Once the darling of the high street, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has been battling dwindling sales, profits and footfall as shoppers move on to fast fashion, digital-native rivals.
Bira demands business rates cutsSubscription
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for the new chancellor of the exchequer to honour business rates reform pledges made by his predecessor.
Property developers Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson have put plans to build a new shopping centre in Croydon on hold again.
Frasers Group calls for business rates reform Subscription
Frasers Group, formally known as Sports Direct International, has backed the British Retail Consortium’s business rates campaign calling for the government to “significantly modify” the current system.
EU economic forecast unchangedSubscription
The European Commission has left its economic forecast unchanged for this year and 2021, warning that several eurozone member states may see more sluggish growth.
Further store closures as coronavirus cases riseSubscription
The number of infections from the coronavirus has risen sharply after health officials in China’s Hubei formed a new broader definition used to diagnose cases, leading to further store closures and supply chain issues in the country.
Yogamatters acquires yoga clothing brandSubscription
UK yoga clothing and lifestyle etailer Yogamatters has acquired ethical yoga clothing brand Gossypium for an undisclosed sum.