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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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    Retail bosses call for more sustainability regulation Subscription

    22 August 2019

    Commercial pressures including sales growth and competitive pricing are the biggest obstacle to building a sustainable business, four out of ten leading fashion, retail and luxury executives say.

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    Laura Ashley eyes younger marketSubscription

    22 August 2019

    Laura Ashley will extend its fashion offering to a younger demographic “by way of collaboration, capsule collections or launching a new sub-brand”, chairman Andrew Khoo has told Drapers. 

  • Li Fung

    Li & Fung swings back into profitSubscription

    22 August 2019

    Chinese sourcing giant and brand group Li & Fung has returned to a net profit of $21m (£17.2m) in the six months to 30 June, compared with an $86m (£70.7m) net loss in the same period last year. 

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    Birmingham's burgeoning retail sceneVideoSubscription

    22 August 2019

    It is the country’s second city, but is Birmingham the right location for retail expansion? Drapers takes a trip

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    Beth Butterwick departs from Karen Millen Subscription

    22 August 2019

    Beth Butterwick has left her position as CEO of Karen Millen and Coast following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands. 

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    Further redundancies at Karen MillenSubscription

    21 August 2019Comments (1)

    All pattern cutting roles at Karen Millen and Coast have been placed into consultancy following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands, Drapers understands. 

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    Office to shut up to 15 storesSubscription

    21 August 2019

    Footwear retailer Office will close 10 to 15 of its loss-making stores in the next two years. 

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    Notonthehighstreet appoints new chiefSubscription

    20 August 2019

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

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    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.

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    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. 

All by Grace Whelan