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Retail recruitment 'lull' amid Christmas trade fearsSubscription

14 November 2019 By

Retailers are holding off recruiting new talent as a result of Christmas trade fears and Brexit uncertainty, headhunters have told Drapers.

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Chester Barrie owner closes branded businessSubscription

14 November 2019 By

Menswear supplier Prominent Europe is to close its branded business as part of a change in strategy by Japanese owner Itochu Corporation, Drapers can reveal. 

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Phase Eight to open four new stores Subscription

14 November 2019 By

Phase Eight, which is owned by The Foschini Group (TFG) London, is opening four new UK stores in November and December. 

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Danish brand Wood Wood puts down roots in SohoSubscription

25 October 2019 By

Meet the latest Scandi brand to make its mark on London’s Soho shopping scene.

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The Bottega Veneta renaissanceSubscription

21 October 2019 By

Heritage Italian leather brand Bottega Veneta is fashion’s ‘It’ label, and new creative director Daniel Lee’s designs are causing a stir with commercial buyers and shoppers alike.

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Perry Ellis America: 'We're the new kid on the block'Subscription

15 October 2019 By

Introducing American stalwart Perry Ellis’s new brand extension, which is drawing on its archive to feed the demand for throwback sportswear.

Logistics index

How do we go about entering new markets?Subscription

31 October 2019

When considering entering a new market, businesses first need to consider exactly why expanding into a new country is the best course of action for them. Some enter markets on a purely opportunistic basis rather than first developing a fully formed strategy, according to KMPG’s UK head of retail Paul Martin.

Logistics index

What is the best way to manage a returns process?Subscription

17 October 2019

The first step is understanding your customer. The way consumers shop is evolving, and shoppers are increasingly adopting a “buy now, return later” approach. Using our homes in the same way we use store changing rooms has become more prevalent – customers view their homes as fitting rooms, and therefore expect the end-to-end service a retailer provides to be as quick and easy as possible.

Finance index

How do I balance the rent-to-turnover equation when opening a store?Subscription

30 September 2019

High-footfall locations would seem to guarantee higher turnover, but also command higher rents.

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