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Lauretta Roberts

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Lauretta Roberts is managing director and Editor-in-Chief of The Industry, having acquired the business along with business partner Antony Hawman in July 2015. She is also the former director of brand & propositions of trend forecaster WGSN and a former editor of Drapers magazine.
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JD Sports half-year profits slide as store footfall remains “weak”

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New Look

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New Look is reported to have faced resistance from 10 landlords over its CVA proposal which seeks to switch the majority of its stores...
Debenhams

Frasers claims it is being frozen out of the Debenhams sale...

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Jigsaw

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Jigsaw

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The Hut Group confirms London’s first major flotation since COVID-19 struck

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Debenhams

Debenhams bid deadline was set for close of play today

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Dame Zandra Rhodes is a legend of British fashion design and one of its most prolific collaborators. She talks to us about her latest...
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New Look

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