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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group: Latest News

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Exclusive: EWM Group ‘mothballs’ Jane Norman Subscription

6 August 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has put Jane Norman on hold to focus on its more recently acquired brands. It sees Jaeger and Austin Reed as a priority and is understood to have recently acquired Calvetron Brands.

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Philip Day adds Calvetron Brands to portfolioSubscription

6 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has added Calvetron Brands to its portfolio, which also includes Austin Reed and Jaeger.

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Philip Day enters the fray at House of FraserSubscription

2 August 2018 By

Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has been named as one of the potential investors in talks about a rescue deal with House of Fraser.

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Exclusive: GymShark poaches EWM Group’s sourcing bossSubscription

5 June 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group’s (EWM) sourcing and quality director Zac Singh is leaving the business to join GymShark as sourcing director, Drapers can reveal.


Exclusive: Restructuring at Edinburgh Woollen Mill GroupSubscription

30 May 2018 By , Tim Clark

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group is proposing to make a small number of head office roles redundant, Drapers has learned.


Exclusive: EWM Group buys Berwin & Berwin out of administrationSubscription

12 February 2018 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has acquired men’s tailoring supplier Berwin & Berwin out of administration and has committed to securing all 800 jobs, Drapers can reveal.

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Sales edge up at Edinburgh Woollen Mill group Subscription

5 December 2017 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales to £592.1m for the year to 25 February, despite “intense competition on the high street”.

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Drapers Talks: The launch of Days department storeVideoSubscription

2 June 2017

In this week’s edition of Drapers Talks, staff writer Harriet Brown and senior news reporter Pui-Guan Man discuss the launch of Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s newly opened Days department store in Carmarthen.


First look: Days department store opens in CarmarthenSubscription

30 May 2017 By

Take a look inside the newly opened Days department store in Carmarthen.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill boss poised to buy more struggling businessesSubscription

30 May 2017 By

Philip Day, the chief executive of Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM), has said the company is poised to buy more struggling high street retailers, after its latest acquisition of premium brand Jaeger.

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Jaeger suppliers’ bid blockedSubscription

23 May 2017 By

A bid to buy Jaeger put forward by a group of suppliers has failed because the premium retailer’s trademark has already been sold, Drapers has learned.

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Days Department Store to stock Jaeger Subscription

23 May 2017 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group’s new concept Days Department Store will open its first store next week, stocking a number of brands including Jaeger.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill at head of the queue to buy JaegerSubscription

17 March 2017 By

The Edinburgh Woollen Group has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire struggling premium fashion retailer Jaeger.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill plans new department store conceptSubscription

21 February 2017 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) Group is preparing to launch a new department store concept in the former BHS unit in Carmarthen, South Wales, in April, Drapers understands.


Debenhams and Peacocks named for failing to pay minimum wageSubscription

15 February 2017 By

Debenhams and Peacocks have been named and shamed in a list of 360 companies for failing to pay some workers the national living wage.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill cleared of mislabelling cashmere scarves Subscription

25 November 2016 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) has been cleared of allegations that some of the scarves it labelled as 100% cashmere were actually blended with cheaper materials.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group to open 200 stores in 18 monthsSubscription

23 November 2016 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group will open 200 new stores over the next 18 months for its fascias, which include Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, Jane Norman and Austin Reed.

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Austin Reed poised for high street revivalSubscription

23 November 2016 By

Austin Reed is to return to the high street with a bold new revival plan to open 50 stores by early 2018.

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Austin Reed collapse pushes Berwin & Berwin into the redSubscription

24 October 2016 By

Supplier to stricken chain is recovering after writing off debts caused by administration.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill denies cashmere mislabelling claimsSubscription

12 October 2016 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been in court defending itself over claims it mislabelled scarves as 100% cashmere.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill readies relaunch of Austin ReedSubscription

16 September 2016 By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill is readying a relaunch of the Austin Reed brand it bought out of administration earlier this year by reinstating its website and installing Charles Lassman to lead new product development.

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Obituary: Former Chester Barrie MD Neil FittonSubscription

16 September 2016 By

Neil Fitton, former managing director of Chester Barrie and main board director of Austin Reed, has died after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.


Cornish retailer Seasalt to expand in KentSubscription

26 August 2016 By

Seasalt is to open in a former Viyella store in Sevenoaks and in Tunbridge Wells in October.

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