Katherine is deputy editor at Drapers magazine and Drapersonline.com. She oversees columns and the Indicator pages and works closely with the news team, writing on all aspects of fashion retail. She also has a particular brief to cover River Island and private equity. Katherine has six years experience in business journalism including stints on television trade magazine Broadcast and its publishing industry equivalent, The Bookseller. She is also a regular paper reviewer for BBC News and has written for The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian and Time Out. Before she became a journalist Katherine worked on the shop floor at an independent retailer, as well as at Monsoon and Waterstones.
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Value fashion giant Primark improved operating margins from 10.9% to 12.5% last year but has warned that they may shrink again as cotton prices soar.