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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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    Inditex COO proposed for chief executive roleSubscription

    23 May 2019

    Inditex executive chairman Pablo Isla has proposed the appointment of the group’s chief operating officer, Carlos Crespo, as chief executive.

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    Arcadia CVA proposal insufficient, say landlordsSubscription

    23 May 2019

    Landlords and property experts say Arcadia’s CVA proposal does not close enough stores and lacks detail on a retail turnaround.

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    Landlords clash with Arcadia over restructuringSubscription

    22 May 2019

    Landlords are dragging their heels over Arcadia Group’s restructuring and are calling for a “formal and transparent” company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposal, industry sources have told Drapers.

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    New COO at Holland CooperSubscription

    21 May 2019

    British lifestyle brand Holland Cooper has appointed Tom Ford’s Steve French as chief operating officer. 

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    Indies call for 'immediate action' on business ratesSubscription

    21 May 2019Comments (2)

    Independents have called for a temporary business rates allowance to support smaller retailers, as the Treasury committee develops a longer-term solution to the property tax crippling the UK’s high streets.

  • Shoe Zone Bridgwater Big Box may 2019

    Rent reductions keep Shoe Zone competitiveSubscription

    21 May 2019

    A flexible property portfolio, with reduced rents and lease lengths, has helped Shoe Zone to maintain growth in a slowing sector, chief executive Nick Davis has told Drapers. 

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    Bangladesh Accord receives extensionSubscription

    20 May 2019

    The Accord on Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety has been granted permission to continue its responsibility for a further 12 months, following a challenge from the Bangladesh government. 

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    Sports Direct seeks support for Debenhams legal challengeSubscription

    20 May 2019

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International is attempting a legal challenge to Debenhams’ restructuring proposal, which was approved by creditors earlier this month. 

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    Marks & Spencer accelerates store closuresSubscription

    20 May 2019Comments (1)

    Marks & Spencer is aiming to shut 100 outlets by the end of 2020, accelerating its store closure programme by two years. 

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    Arcadia restructuring details revealedSubscription

    20 May 2019Comments (2)

    Arcadia Group’s restructuring could be announced as early as this week, and could potentially include the sale of its international businesses and the closure of nearly 60 Arcadia stores. 

All by Grace Whelan