As the UK government attempts to secure a transitional deal to ease our exit from the European Union, we explore how this could benefit the fashion and textiles industry. Negotiations over the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union have so far progressed frustratingly slowly. However, there has been some recent good news for business leaders: it seems increasingly likely that the UK government will push for a two-year transitional deal to help smooth the process.
The deadline to complete the 2017 Drapers discounting survey has been extended to 29 September. Drapers launched the survey earlier this month to uncover whether the industry has really taken a stand on constantly lowering prices. In 2016, we asked the fashion retail industry for its views on discounting. Concerns that the high street was rapidly approaching crisis point in an increasingly tough market prompted many of you to get in touch, arguing the vicious cycle of deep discounting was to blame.
Suzanne Harlow is leaving her role as group trading director at Debenhams, as the business restructures to support its new strategy. The group trading director role will no longer exist – instead, Debenhams is creating three new business units: fashion and home; beauty and beauty services; and food and events. Each business unit will be led by a member of the executive committee. A new executive committee member responsible for fashion and home is expected to be appointed in due course.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".