Emily Sutherland is a features writer at Drapers, covering a wide range of issues, including ecommerce, technology and multichannel retail. She joined the Drapers team in 2016 and previously worked on titles in the hospitality industry.
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Reiss unveils phased reopening plan Subscription
Reiss has become the latest high street name to announce a phased reopening of stores in England from 15 June.
M&S reveals reopening plansSubscription
Marks & Spencer has outlined its plans to keep customers safe when the majority of its clothing space is given the green light to reopen on 15 June.
Monsoon seeks rent dealsSubscription
Monsoon Accessorize has warned landlords that they have a week to offer rent waivers or it will shut stores.
Ann Summers CEO's learnings from lockdownSubscription
Jacqueline Gold, CEO of high street lingerie chain Ann Summers, told Drapers Connects about how the business will approach the end of lockdown, why retail must come together and how she has overcome challenges throughout her career in fashion.
Government-backed loans have helped fashion businesses to survive lockdown. But retailers, brands and manufacturers that have borrowed these lifelines will have to bear a heavy debt burden.
Closed fitting rooms and quarantined returns take the shine off reopening for retailers
Hammerson CEO David Atkins steps down Subscription
Atkins will remain in his role until spring 2021 whilst the shopper centre owner’s board searches for a successor.
John Lewis has said it will reopen its stores on a “phased basis” after the government gave the green light for non-essential retail stores to reopen in England from 15 June.
Supermarket Morrisons is set to open its first standalone clothing and homeware store to help drive the success of its own label Nutmeg.
Comment: It will be retail, but not as we know it Subscription
Prime minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that stores can reopen from 15 June raises more questions than it answers for retailers.