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.
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EU to probe Amazon's use of sellers' dataSubscription
The European Union’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into Amazon over concerns that it is using its sellers’ data to gain a competitive advantage.
Debenhams is expected to appoint a new chief executive within the next two weeks, Drapers understands.
Shop Direct appoints group trading directorSubscription
Shop Direct has appointed Boots’ Guy Farmer as group trading director, effective from September.
Carlos Crespo appointed Inditex CEOSubscription
Inditex chief operating officer Carlos Crespo has been promoted to the role of chief executive at the Spanish fashion group.
Inditex to eliminate single-use plasticsSubscription
Zara-owner Inditex will eliminate all single-use plastics from customer sales by 2023, executive chairman Pablo Isla has announced.
Raeburn heads to Carnaby StreetSubscription
British brand Raeburn will open its first central London retail store this August in Carnaby.
Belstaff to open on Regent StreetSubscription
British heritage brand Belstaff is opening a store on Regent Street, Drapers can reveal.
Record revenues at Uniqlo ownerSubscription
Uniqlo’s parent company Fast Retailing reported record third-quarter revenues of ¥555bn (£4bn), up 7.3% on the previous year, despite a dip in performance for Uniqlo Japan.
Digital marketplace Opumo raises £1.2m Subscription
UK digital lifestyle marketplace Opumo has received more than £800,000 investment from Scandinavian fund North-East Venture.
Diversification of branding will return Superdry to its wide consumer appeal, says interim chief executive and co-founder Julian Dunkerton despite an initial set of disappointing results.