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Independents News & Features

National living wage

National Living Wage or outrage?Subscription

13 January 2020 By

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Indies focus on in-season buying for autumn 20Subscription

7 January 2020 By Beth Gault

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16,000 stores closed during 2019Subscription

30 December 2019 By

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New men's tailoring indie to launchSubscription

27 November 2019 By Hywel Roberts

The Drapers Interview

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How JD Sports became a retail powerhouseSubscription

23 January 2020 By , Photography by Benjamin McMahon

JD Sports Fashion executive chairman Peter Cowgill reveals how he built a multi-billion pound sportswear behemoth.

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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.

Index hedging

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