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UK inflation hits double digits, highest since 1982

UK inflation hits double digits, highest since 1982

British consumer price inflation jumped to 10.1% in July, its highest since February 1982, up from an annual rate of 9.4% in June, intensifying the squeeze on households, official figures showed on Wednesday.
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ASOS exec Mat Dunn to exit as firm restructures team

ASOS exec Mat Dunn to exit as firm restructures team

​There’s more change happening at the top of ASOS with Mat Dunn, its COO/CFO, who was also interim chief executive after Nick Beighton left, set to to leave the company.
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Walmart sees smaller profit drop as discounts draw shoppers, but clothing struggles

Walmart sees smaller profit drop as discounts draw shoppers, but clothing struggles

​Walmart nudged up its annual profit forecast on August 16, partly reversing a hefty recent cut, as discounts to clear excess merchandise and lower fuel prices helped it beat expectations for quarterly sales.
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Wolverine Worldwide’s revenue up 12.9% in Q2

Wolverine Worldwide’s revenue up 12.9% in Q2

Wolverine Worldwide posted revenue of $713.6 million in the second quarter for growth of 12.9 per cent versus the prior year. Excluding Sweaty Betty, revenue was $666.2 million, a record for the period.
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UK launches Developing Countries Trading Scheme, cuts product tariffs

UK launches Developing Countries Trading Scheme, cuts product tariffs

The UK has launched the Developing Countries Trading Scheme to extend tariff cuts to hundreds of more products exported from developing countries, going further than the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences.
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H&M returns to Alibaba's Tmall, 16 months after Xinjiang controversy

H&M returns to Alibaba's Tmall, 16 months after Xinjiang controversy

Swedish fashion giant H&M's official store on Alibaba's Tmall e-commerce platform has re-opened, 16 months after the Chinese site took it down following the brand's criticisms of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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Jewellery maker Pandora goes big on lab-made diamonds with North American launch

Jewellery maker Pandora goes big on lab-made diamonds with North American launch

Pandora, the world's largest jewellery maker, said on August 16 it would move ahead with its bet on lab-made diamonds, following its announcement last year to stop selling mined diamonds.
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Watches of Switzerland still riding high but says H2 could be challenging

Watches of Switzerland still riding high but says H2 could be challenging

​The good news just keeps flowing from Watches of Switzerland Group with the company on August 16 issuing a buoyant trading update for the 13 weeks to the end of July.
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ABG to buy Ted Baker for £211m, will restructure firm and target US growth

ABG to buy Ted Baker for £211m, will restructure firm and target US growth

​Ted Baker and Authentic Brands Group announced on August 16 that ABG will be buying the British fashion retailer for an agreed price of around £211m ($254m). It will mean a major push into North America for the label.
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Dubai Mall owner Emaar to discuss selling its e-commerce business

Dubai Mall owner Emaar to discuss selling its e-commerce business

​The board of Dubai's Emaar Properties, which owns the Dubai Mall, will meet on Thursday to discuss the sale of its e-commerce fashion business, the company said on August 15.
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I Saw It First founder exits after Frasers buy, CEO stays on

I Saw It First founder exits after Frasers buy, CEO stays on

​Frasers Group may have brought Missguided founder Nitin pass back to run that business after it acquired it out of administration, but it’s not gone for continuity with another buy, that of I Saw It First.
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US textile and apparel exports up 13.1% in first half

US textile and apparel exports up 13.1% in first half

Exports of textiles and apparel from the United States went up by 13.10 per cent year-on-year in the first six months of this year. The value of exports stood at $12.434 billion during January-June.
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Ranra wins Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ranra wins Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week

​Ranra has walked away with the fourth Zalando Sustainability Award during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Its genderless collection “focused on longevity and used exciting techniques with textiles and dyes”.
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Joules names Jonathon Brown as new CEO

Joules names Jonathon Brown as new CEO

​Lifestyle retailer Joules said it has found a new CEO to replace Nick Jones. Jonathon Brown will join on 7 September 2022 and will take over fully at the end of next month “following a short handover period”.
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Starboard slashes stake in Kohl's after seeking to buy it in January

Starboard slashes stake in Kohl's after seeking to buy it in January

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which had offered to buy Kohl's Corp for roughly $9bn early this year, slashed its stake in the department store by more than 80% in Q2, according to a regulatory filing.
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HanesBrands’ sales drop 14% in Q2

HanesBrands’ sales drop 14% in Q2

Net sales of US-based HanesBrands from continuing operations were $1.51bn, a decline of 14% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. This was caused by was driven by a ransomware attack and softer-than-expected POS trends.
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