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‘We’ll listen to our customers,’ vows new BHS boss

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 17:02
BHS will listen to its customers and produce “quality product”, its new managing director has promised.

Canada Goose launches UK ecommerce site

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:46
Outerwear brand Canada Goose has made its ecommerce debut in Europe, selling direct to consumers in the UK and France.

American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider to leave after 20 months

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:06
American Apparel is to lose its second CEO is less than two years when Paula Schneider leaves on 3 October, according to reports.

Pretty Green unveils refitted Leeds store

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 16:00
Menswear retailer Pretty Green has reopened its refurbished store in Leeds’ Victoria Quarter, with a 33% increase in floor space making it the brand’s largest UK site.

Retailers prepare for bumper Chinese Golden Week

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 09:30
Tourist spend expected to rocket as a result of currency weakness

Pressure mounts to abandon business rates appeal reforms

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:18
Business lobby groups are urging the government to abandon proposed changes to the business rates appeal system, as part of a consultation that closes next month.

Upturn in consumer confidence predicted as Brexit fears fade

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:06
Analysts are predicting an improvement in consumer confidence this month, as concerns about the impact of the Brexit vote begin to fade.

BHS to relaunch online in the UK this week

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:03
The new owner of BHS has released further details of its plans to relaunch the business online in the UK on Thursday.

Tara Jarmon sold to AMS Industries

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 07:28
Premium womenswear brand Tara Jarmon has sold a majority share in the business to private equity firm AMS Industries.

Drapers Talks: Sports Direct's new CEO and our review of LFW

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:13
In this week’s Drapers Talks, head of fashion and features Graeme Moran and deputy news editor Jill Geoghegan discuss the appointment of Mike Ashley as Sports Direct’s chief executive, replacing Dave Forsey, and look back at the standout London Fashion Week shows.

Too much power? Industry reacts to Mike Ashley appointment

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:08
Industry insiders have largely welcomed the fact that Mike Ashley will now be held responsible in a more executive role following the shake-up at Sports Direct, but some have raised concerns over his “tighter grip” over the firm.

Ben Sherman makes its China debut

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:08
Ben Sherman has entered the Chinese market, opening two stores in Shanghai.

Mike Ashley becomes Sports Direct CEO

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 07:20
Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey has resigned after 32 years and been replaced with immediate effect by Mike Ashley, the company’s founder and majority shareholder.

Thomas Pink refocuses shirt business with new price structure

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 06:59
British men’s tailoring brand Thomas Pink has relaunched its shirt collection for autumn 16 with a greater focus on the corporate customer.

Boohoo to launch kidswear

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:22
Manchester-based etailer Boohoo is launching kidswear for the first time in October.

Brexit has had “no major effect” on UK economy

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:10
The UK economy has suffered no major impact from the Brexit vote in June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

M&S staff could face job losses if they reject pay deal, warns MP

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:08
Thousands of Marks & Spencer employees could face losing their jobs if they refuse to agree to proposed changed to their pay and pensions, an MP has warned.

N Brown faces £8m costs after financial compensation error

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:04
Plus-sized clothing group N Brown is set to face costs of up to £8m after identifying an error in its calculation of compensation for customers of its financial services divisions when they complained.

Gap partners with UK garment aftercare brand Mr Black

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:37
Gap has partnered with Mr Black to launch a “Guide to Denim” film series in stores and online to educate consumers on the links between garment aftercare and sustainability.

Retail leads the way in skilled job development, says BRC

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:32
There are more people working in new jobs in retail than are employed by the entire UK aerospace industry, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).