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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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  • Mark Parker, chairman, president and chief executive of Nike

    Mark Parker to step down as Nike CEOSubscription

    23 October 2019

    Nike boss Mark Parker will step down as chief executive in January 2020.

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    £4m investment for activewear brand VarleySubscription

    23 October 2019

    Activewear brand Varley has secured $5m (£3.9m) investment to drive new growth through expanded distribution, new product ranges and expansion into new markets across Asia. 

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    UK retailers' store-based profits halvedSubscription

    23 October 2019Comments (1)

    Store-based profit margins for UK retailers have more than halved over the past eight years, new data has shown.

  • under armour

    Under Armour founder relinquishes CEO roleSubscription

    22 October 2019

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down from his role as CEO of the business at the end of this year. 

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    Brexit delay 'worst outcome' for retail Subscription

    22 October 2019

    Retail leaders have called for a quick resolution to Brexit, as continued uncertainty is “extending the agony” ahead of the crucial peak trading period.

  • In comfort: the brand has reintroduced stylish accents to its ranges

    Robert Perkins departs from HotterSubscription

    22 October 2019

    British Footwear Association (BFA) chairman, Robert Perkins, has left his role as chief operating officer at footwear business Hotter Shoes. 

  • Watt Brothers

    Scottish chain Watt Brothers falls into administration Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Scottish department store chain Watt Brothers has fallen into administration, making more than 200 members of staff redundant. 

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    SecretSales to expand team as it repositions Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Flash Sale site SecretSales is expanding its team as it repositions to a multichannel offering, newly appointed group trading director Melanie Cottrell has revealed.

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    Hotter hires chief product officer Subscription

    21 October 2019

    Footwear business Hotter has appointed Claire Pearl as chief product officer, as part of a restructuring of its leadership team. 

  • Mamas & Papas opens in Next Bristol

    Mama & Papas seeks to exit storesSubscription

    18 October 2019

    Nursery and childrenswear brand Mamas & Papas is looking to exit several of its UK stores, after appointing Deloitte to advise on cost-cutting initiatives, Drapers can reveal. 

All by Grace Whelan