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Luke Todd

Luke Todd

Luke Todd is a reporter on Drapers

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  • Westfield London

    Westfield ploughs profits into UK shopping centresSubscription

    25 February 2016

    Shopping centre owner Westfield is ploughing ahead with expansion across the UK after posting profits of $2.3bn (£1.65bn).

  • Edinburgh

    Clothing sales survive overall February dipSubscription

    25 February 2016

    High street sales dropped below normal in February but clothing retailers bucked the trend, bouncing back into growth during the month.

  • Easter shoppers

    Legal action backlash over Sunday trading lawsSubscription

    25 February 2016Comments (3)

    Plans to relax Sunday trading hours could hit a speed bump after a group said it plans to launch legal action to block the move.

  • Asos a list crop

    Asos launches loyalty schemeVideoSubscription

    24 February 2016 has today launched a loyalty scheme, which will reward shoppers with points and money off for each purchase.

  • Alpha crop

    Outerwear brands step up lightweight productionSubscription

    24 February 2016

    Outerwear brands are stepping up production of transitional and lightweight jackets for autumn 16 after a succession of mild winters that hit sales and forced discounting across the market. 

  • moda autumn 16

    New format wins over at Moda Subscription

    22 February 2016

    A revised layout at Birmingham-based mainstream trade show Moda was the talking point among brands and buyers as the autumn 16 edition got underway at the NEC on Sunday (February 21.)

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    Fashion apprentices on the inside trackSubscription

    18 February 2016

    David Cameron wants to create 3 million apprentices by 2020, and the fashion retail industry is set to benefit

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    Comment: Sports Direct's 'premium lifestyle' strategy makes senseSubscription

    17 February 2016

    It’s no secret that Mike Ashley has an appetite for snapping up small UK independents, but his ambitions for their future under the Sports Direct umbrella are far bigger.

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    Image gallery: Flannels opens in PlymouthSubscription

    17 February 2016

    Premium mini-chain Flannels has opened its ninth store in Plymouth, as part of plans by owners Sports Direct to grow the premium multibrand fascia.

  • John Lewis at Grand Central Birmingham

    Half of Grand Central Birmingham soldSubscription

    16 February 2016

    Property firm Hammerson has sold half of the Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham to one of Canada’s biggest pension funds for £175m.

All by Luke Todd