Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.
John Lewis backs bricks-and-mortar innovationSubscription
The John Lewis Partnership has shortlisted six entrepreneurs focused on transforming the in-store experience for its JLab retail innovation programme.
Next online to sell F&FSubscription
Next will now sell F&F, Tesco’s fashion brand, via its ecommerce site.
LK Bennett calls in advisersSubscription
Premium womenswear retailer LK Bennett has appointed advisers to consider options that could involve a sale.
Marks & Spencer expands distribution centreSubscription
Marks & Spencer is expanding its warehouse team at its national distribution centre in Welham Green, Hertfordshire.
Boohoo reverses wool banSubscription
Boohoo Group has reversed last week’s decision to stop using wool in its designs by autumn 19.
Initial uplift in 2019 retail salesSubscription
A 0.9% decrease in January Sales prices compared with 2018 helped retail sales to rise last month, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Weekday CEO joins Eton GroupSubscription
Premium shirt brand Eton has appointed current managing director of H&M group fascia Weekday, David Thörewik, as its new chief executive.
Prada has formed a new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, following accusations of racism.
Victoria Beckham launches beauty brandSubscription
Womenswear brand Victoria Beckham has announced that it is launching an online beauty brand for autumn 19.
Treds rescued from administrationSubscription
Footwear retailer Treds has been sold to retail company New Gray following its fall into administration at the end of last month.