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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Debenhams' turnaround gets personalSubscription
Debenhams managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook is taking a regional and personalised approach to driving growth.
Asos rebuts claims over unsafe warehouseSubscription
Asos has denied claims from union GMB that its warehouse in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, is unsafe for workers under new coronavirus public health guidelines.
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Non-executive director change at New LookSubscription
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Matalan offers warehouse workers furlough option Subscription
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Beales creditors owed £17.6m Subscription
Beales’ unsecured creditors, including suppliers, employees and landlords are owed around £17.6m, a report from administrator KPMG has shown.
Coronavirus: Zalando to keep open warehousesSubscription
Zalando is keeping its warehouse and distribution centres open through the coronavirus crisis, while adhering to new government guidelines.
Hammerson collects 37% of quarterly rentsSubscription
As of the end of last week, shopping centre owner Hammerson received 37% of UK rent billed for the second quarter ending 25 March.