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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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    Seasalt's CEO on business after lockdownSubscription

    5 June 2020Comments (1)

    Seasalt’s future holds a digital transformation, appointment-based retail, and a shift in the retail calendar, chief executive Paul Hayes revealed in the latest Drapers Connects webinar.

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    Drapers launches Inspiring Independents 2020Subscription

    5 June 2020

    Nominations are now open for Drapers’ list of the most inspiring independent fashion retailers in the UK and Ireland, which will celebrate success, creativity and survival in the sector during the coronavirus crisis and beyond. 

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    Which retailers are discounting the most online?Subscription

    5 June 2020

    French Connection and Miss Selfridge are the retailers currently discounting the most stock online, ahead of stores reopening from 15 June. 

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    Drapers Investigates: Sourcing and supply chain in a post-Covid worldSubscription

    5 June 2020

    Drapers asks how the global pandemic has brought with it the chance for retailers to reassess their supply chain and sourcing models.

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    Mike Ashley ups stake in Four MarketingSubscription

    4 June 2020

    Frasers Group chief executive Mike Ashley has increased his shareholding in brand agency Four Marketing to 49% – up from 32.5% in May 2019. 

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    Inspiring Independents: Psyche, MiddlesbroughSubscription

    4 June 2020

    Steve Cochrane has taken lockdown as an opportunity to redesign his Middlesbrough independent Psyche, ready for the reopening of the high street.

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    Debenhams reveals first stores to reopen Subscription

    4 June 2020Comments (2)

    Debenhams has announced it will reopen 50 of its stores in England on 15 June, following the temporary closure of its store estate under coronavirus lockdown restrictions. 

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    New Look in landlord talks over turnover-based dealsSubscription

    3 June 2020

    High street fashion chain New Look has begun talks with landlords to negotiate turnover-based rents across its store portfolio. 

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    Fashion's mixed response to Black Lives Matter protests Subscription

    3 June 2020

    Global fashion brands have been adding their voices to the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping across the world after the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, caused by a police officer who knelt on his neck during his arrest in Minneapolis on 25 May. 

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    Stitch Fix to cut 1,400 US employeesSubscription

    3 June 2020

    Online personal styling service Stitch Fix is to lay off around 1,400 US employees. 

All by Grace Whelan