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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New supply chain boss for M&SSubscription
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Consumers' sustainable shopping habits revealed Subscription
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High street retailers predict festive cheerSubscription
Retailers are optimistic ahead of the Christmas trading period, and are convinced this week’s election will not deter consumer spending in December.