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Obituary: Roger Pedder, former chairman of Clarks

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:43
Roger Pedder, the former chairman of footwear firm Clarks, has died aged 74 after a battle with leukaemia.  

Fat Face to open Portsmouth distribution centre

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:26
Fat Face is planning to expand its distribution operations with a new facility in Havant, Portsmouth, to supports its growth in the UK and overseas.

Pure unveils debut menswear line-up

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:25
Womenswear trade show Pure London has revealed the first brands signed up for its menswear debut in February 2016, including White Stuff and young fashion label Brave Soul.

‘Dozens' of ambulances called to Sports Direct HQ

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:14
Ambulances were called to the Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, more than 80 times in two years because staff were “too scared” to take sick leave, the BBC reports.

New Net-a-Porter Group president announced

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:21
Alison Loehnis has been promoted to president of the Net-a-Porter Group from her role as president of Net-a-Porter.com, a month after founder Natalie Massenet resigned as executive chairman.

Local councils to gain control of business rates

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:10
Local councils will be given control of business rates in a complete overhaul of the system, chancellor George Osborne has revealed.

House of Fraser adds to its delivery offer

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:07
House of Fraser has introduced two new next day delivery options - pre-noon and afternoon.

Mr Porter spotlights footwear

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:44
Some 25% of Mr Porter’s sales come from footwear, so it is unsurprising that the luxury etailer is giving the category a new emphasis under the slogan: Mr Porter. The World’s Best Shoes.

American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:39
American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US, less than two months after the business warned it could cease trading within a year.

Yoox takeover of Net-a-Porter effective today

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:34
A deal to merge rival etailers Net-a-Porter and Yoox has today completed, creating an online luxury fashion giant with combined revenues of €1.3bn (£940m) and profits of €108m (£79m).

Gieves and Hawkes 'weak' after loss

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:26
Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes has said it is in a “weak” position after it continued to lose money last year despite rising sales.

Austin Reed woes underlined by £5.4m loss

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:22
Troubled shirtmaker Austin Reed saw its pre-tax losses widen to £5.4m last year, with its financial woes resulting in the closure of 31 stores.

River Island family land £30m payout

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:18
The Lewis family behind River Island has been rewarded with a £30m dividend after the retailer continued to enjoy a strong period of trading.

West End retailers to get £2.5bn Crossrail boost

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 08:10
Retailers in the West End will enjoy a £2.45bn boost from the arrival of Crossrail, according to new research.

Video: Inside Harrods' menswear takeover

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 18:10
Drapers speaks to fashion director of menswear, sports and fine watches Jason Broderick about Harrods’ first month long menswear takeover, launched on October 1. Tying in with the launch of the autumn/winter 15 edition of the Harrods Man magazine, the luxury department store has partnered with 12 designers for its Cover to Cover menswear campaign including Tom Ford, Brioni, Valentino, Paul Smith and Burberry, the later which created a 28 piece capsule collection in honour of the event.

Kate Bostock steps down as Coast CEO

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 17:01
Chief executive of Coast Kate Bostock has stepped down from her role, but will remain in the business in a consultancy capacity.

Start-rite boss exits ahead of growth push

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:00
Family footwear brand Start-rite is hunting for new leadership to push the business forward as chief executive and chairman Peter Lamble prepares to step down after 25 years.

LCM show space to be turned into offices

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:56
Work has begun to convert one of the venues used by London Collections Men, the Old Sorting Office, into office and retail space.

Primark to launch Dutch distribution centre

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:58
Primark has signed a 10-year lease for one of the largest logistics sites in The Netherlands to fuel the retailer’s growing presence in Europe.

Image gallery: New Era opens UK flagship in London

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:13
US sportswear brand New Era has opened its UK flagship at 40 Carnaby Street in London.