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Retailers including House of Fraser, Jigsaw and JD Sports, the government and charity Retail Trust have joined forces to launch new retail qualification the Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree.
A spirit of innovation can help retailers to survive in tough markets, so learn from the brands that are putting it at their core
Oasis and Warehouse COO Hash Ladha, FitFlop global people director Kathy Alison and DL1961 founder Sarah Faisal Ahmed gave their tips for creating a great workplace culture at the Drapers Fashion Forum.
UK retail businesses could make an extra £792m per year in economic output by 2023, if they embrace flexible working, a new study has found.
Challenging times require strong leadership. Nowhere is this more true than on the UK high street, where fashion bosses are battling a sluggish economy and shaky consumer confidence in an ever-changing retail industry
As store closures and redundancies rock the high street, Drapers explores how retailers are cutting costs in the battle against shrinking margins.
Nike is set to raise wages for around 7,500 employees after it concluded a global pay review, two months after the sports brand finished a probe into workplace behaviour that resulted in the departure of some top executives.
Marks & Spencer, Clarks and Tesco have joined the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in calling for government to take stronger action to eliminate slavery in the supply chain.
Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is understood to be stepping down as executive chairman of the US fashion brand, following reports of claims of “improper conduct” by model Kate Upton.
John Lewis has announced plans to setup a framework with suppliers to promote better jobs.
Forward-thinking retailers and brands are borrowing “fail fast” methods from the technology sector to innovate at pace.
Three quarters of fashion companies have improved their environmental and social performance over the last year, a new study has revealed.
Demand for retail staff fell in April, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Report on Jobs has shown.
DPD has pledged to enable all its drivers to choose how they are employed, and to pay at least the Real Living Wage, as well as pension, paid holiday and sick pay.
Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, Drapers examines whether the fashion industry has stepped up its efforts to improve supply chain transparency, and how it can benefit brands and retailers.
Drapers investigates why people with disabilities are so invisible in the industry.
The number of full-time jobs in retail declined 2.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year, as the industry continues to go through a period of significant transition.
House of Fraser has cut a number of director-level roles across various departments, Drapers has learned.
What does the gender pay gap data really tell us about inequality in the fashion industry?
The data is now in. Drapers has compiled a series of comprehensive and interactive tables outlining how fashion, accessories and footwear businesses have performed.