• Exclusive: House of Fraser culls director roles in restructuring By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: HOUSE OF FRASER CULLS DIRECTOR ROLES IN RESTRUCTURING

    House of Fraser has cut a number of director-level roles across various departments, Drapers has learned.

  • HoF parent in talks with Hamleys owner on stake sale By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    HOF PARENT IN TALKS WITH HAMLEYS OWNER ON STAKE SALE

    House of Fraser's Chinese owner Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the owner of toy...

  • High street sales 'on fire' in spring heatwave By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    HIGH STREET SALES 'ON FIRE' IN SPRING HEATWAVE

    Multiple retailers welcomed a much-needed boost to sales and footfall last week, thanks to a heatwave following a prolonged spell of...

  • Indies struggle with payments after tough first quarter By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    INDIES STRUGGLE WITH PAYMENTS AFTER TOUGH FIRST QUARTER

    Several independent retailers across the UK are falling behind on payments following a difficult start to 2018, agents have told Drapers.

  • Matchesfashion names John Lewis director as new COO By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    MATCHESFASHION NAMES JOHN LEWIS DIRECTOR AS NEW COO

    Former John Lewis group development director Tom Athron is joining Matchesfashion as its new chief operating officer.

  • Fashion firms bag Queen's Award By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    FASHION FIRMS BAG QUEEN'S AWARD

    Etailer The Hut Group, Pentland Group and maternity occasionwear brand Tiffany Rose have been awarded the 2018 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

    Fashion, Bags
  • Debenhams partners with Western Union for money transfers By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    DEBENHAMS PARTNERS WITH WESTERN UNION FOR MONEY TRANSFERS

    Debenhams has signed a partnership with Western Union to handle its in-store travel bureau offer across 112 of its stores.

  • East races to secure last-minute buyer By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    EAST RACES TO SECURE LAST-MINUTE BUYER

    High street retailer East is reportedly set to wind up its operations on 4 May unless its administrators find a last-minute buyer.

  • Pep&Co makes top-level hires By Drapers   -   Apr 24, 2018

    PEP&CO MAKES TOP-LEVEL HIRES

    Pep&Co has hired former Jack Wills merchandising director Richard Fawdry to the role of interim managing director and outlined its...

  • World Retail Congress tackles retailers' priorities By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS TACKLES RETAILERS' PRIORITIES

    Industry leaders gathered in Madrid last week at the World Retail Congress, where the overriding message was that businesses needed...

  • Joe Browns' Lovelock backs online marketplace By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    JOE BROWNS' LOVELOCK BACKS ONLINE MARKETPLACE

    Online marketplace start-up Opumo has secured £500,000 seed funding from investors that include Joe Browns chairman Derek Lovelock.

  • Sunshine brings out shoppers in force By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    SUNSHINE BRINGS OUT SHOPPERS IN FORCE

    Sunny weather led retail footfall to rise 3.9% last week, compared with the same week in 2017.

  • High costs and market consolidation burst Bubble By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    HIGH COSTS AND MARKET CONSOLIDATION BURST BUBBLE

    High costs of exhibiting and consolidation in the kidswear sector contributed to the closure of leading trade show Bubble.

  • Ex-HOF boss named CEO of Australia's Myer By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    EX-HOF BOSS NAMED CEO OF AUSTRALIA'S MYER

    Former House of Fraser boss John King has been named as the new chief executive and managing director of Australia's biggest department...

  • N Brown Group to stock Quiz's plus-size range By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    N BROWN GROUP TO STOCK QUIZ'S PLUS-SIZE RANGE

    Quiz has agreed with N Brown Group to stock its plus-size Curve collection on the JD Williams and Simply Be websites.

    Collection
  • Tributes for menswear agents Nigel Eley and JP Cassidy By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    TRIBUTES FOR MENSWEAR AGENTS NIGEL ELEY AND JP CASSIDY

    Tributes have poured in for Northern Lights Agency owner Nigel Eley and Farah menswear business development manager John-Paul Cassidy,...

  • Boohoo expected to post soaring sales By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    BOOHOO EXPECTED TO POST SOARING SALES

    Sales at Boohoo are expected to have almost doubled when the fast fashion etailer posts its full-year results on Wednesday.

    Fashion
  • Cotton Traders looks for new owner By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    COTTON TRADERS LOOKS FOR NEW OWNER

    Cotton Traders founders Fran Cotton and Steve Smith are understood to be in talks to sell the clothing chain.

    Look
  • Adidas and Reebok ranked ‘most transparent' brands By Drapers   -   Apr 23, 2018

    ADIDAS AND REEBOK RANKED ‘MOST TRANSPARENT' BRANDS

    Adidas and Reebok have been named as the brands with the most transparent supply chains, according to the latest report from lobby...

    Fashion
  • Value Retail to rebrand as Bicester shopping outlet By Drapers   -   Apr 20, 2018

    VALUE RETAIL TO REBRAND AS BICESTER SHOPPING OUTLET

    Value Retail has rebranded itself as The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in a bid to attract more luxury fashion shoppers.

    Shopping, Luxury, Collection, Fashion