Drapers Online

Syndicate content Drapers
http://www.drapersonline.com
Updated: 3 weeks 3 days ago

Trading optimism for new year despite business rate worries

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 07:33
UK retailers have shown a resounding vote of confidence for trading in 2015 despite highlighting a series of concerns, according to a survey carried out by the British Retail Consortium. 

Barbour deliveries could be hit by strikes

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 07:31
Barbour could struggle to make deliveries to a number of large UK stockists next week if a planned walkout by its warehouse staff goes ahead, the union Unite has warned.

Dame Mary Quant heads fashion pack in New Year Honours List

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:30
Leading women from the fashion industry have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015, with Mary Quant, the iconic designer often credited with inventing the mini skirt in the 1960s, leading the group. The 80-year-old becomes a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to British fashion.

Retail sales to grow slowly in 2015

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:55
Retail sales are likely to grow by 2% at most in 2015 as consumer confidence remains fragile ahead of the general election and anticipated interest rate rises, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank has warned.

Shopper falls from escalator at Peter Jones

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:51
A man is in hospital after falling from an escalator in the Peter Jones department store in central London.

Micam to combine with Chic in Shanghai

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:44
Footwear trade show Micam Shanghai and Chinese clothing fair Chic will run a joint event on March 18-20, 2015.

Needle & Thread Design enters administration

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:06
Womenswear brand Needle & Thread Design, which was set up by ex-All Saints chief executive Stephen Craig and his wife Hannah Coffin in April 2013, has entered administration. It is understoood the couple separated earlier this year.

Stolen From Ivor to close final store

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:57
Casualwear independent Stolen From Ivor is closing its final store in Stockport in January after almost 50 years trading.

Next's full-price strategy sees sales increase 2.9% and profit forecast rise

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:50
Next increased sales by 2.9% for the two months to Christmas Eve and said profits are likely to be ahead of the revised guidance announced at the end of October.

BFC head of press leaves after reorganisation

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:38
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has combined its PR and marketing personnel to create one communications team.

Scepticism greets report of Tillman bid for Jaeger

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 08:34
Industry observers have poured cold water on a press report that Harold Tillman wants to buy back Jaeger from its owner Better Capital.

Asos crashes as shoppers seek out bargains

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 09:08
Asos’ online and mobile sites suffered a technical glitch on Sunday (December 28), leaving the etailer unable to process orders for several hours

Tesco faces £3bn hole in pension fund

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 08:45
Troubled grocerTesco could be forced to pay an extra £300m a year to make up shortfall in its pension scheme, further denting its efforts to restore profitability

Bricks and mortar retailers lose out on Boxing Day Sales

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 08:42
Bricks and mortar retailers across the UK faced challenging trading conditions on Boxing Day as footfall dropped by 12.4%, despite heavy discounting. Christmas day, however, saw a 36% rise in online shopping.

JJB’s Chris Ronnie faces new SFO probe

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 08:32
Chris Ronnie, the former JJB chief executive who was jailed before Christmas for pocketing nearly £1m from suppliers, is facing a new investigation from the Serious Fraud Office.

Profits soar 26% at Fat Face as sales reach £200m

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 08:24
Pre-tax profit at lifestyle retailer Fat Face jumped 26% to £39.3m for the year to May 31 as sales rose to £200m.