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Coronavirus: Indies seek support as stores shut Subscription

24 March 2020 By Drapers Reporters

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UK fashion's Budget wishlistSubscription

2 March 2020 By

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Retailers battle Storm DennisSubscription

19 February 2020 By ,


Bira demands business rates cutsSubscription

14 February 2020 By

The Drapers Interview

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The man with the plan for DebenhamsSubscription

1 April 2020 By , Photography by Roger Bool

Debenhams managing director of fashion and home Steven Cook is taking a regional and personalised approach to driving growth. 

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Drapers investigates: Do Nike and Adidas hold too much power?Subscription

12 December 2019 By

Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.

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An award-winning community collaborationSubscription

9 December 2019 By

Independent retailer CoLab is gaining traction on Bristol’s high street for its community-driven business model – not least as the winner of Drapers’ Independents Community Award 2019.

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Drapers Investigates: the independent retail crisisSubscription

28 November 2019 By ,

Drapers’ survey shows independent businesses are currently battling to survive amid high street headwinds, with more than a quarter reporting they are not profitable. It found that the survival of the independent sector will require significant action from local councils and wider government.

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Hedging your bets: how to manage currency risksSubscription

13 November 2019 By

Foreign currency hedging provides stability, but making a loss is just as likely as a gain