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Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

​Predictions are all pointing in one direction: this year’s Black Friday spending in the UK is lining up to be one of the biggest (and most important) yet for the start of the Golden Quarter.
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Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
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Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
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EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for U.S. tech giants

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for U.S. tech giants

EU countries on Thursday agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of U.S. tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.
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E-commerce: Would you pick slower delivery to cut your carbon footprint?

E-commerce: Would you pick slower delivery to cut your carbon footprint?

A recent study shows that carbon labeling could potentially encourage shoppers to opt for more sustainable shipping methods.
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M&S gets green light for Oxford Street rebuild plan

M&S gets green light for Oxford Street rebuild plan

​Marks & Spencer’s Orchard House flagship store on London’s Oxford Street is to be demolished. But it’s being replaced with a new ‘megastore’, albeit half the size of the current 13,653 sq m Marble Arch store. 
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Diving champ Tom Daley launches knitting kit collection

Diving champ Tom Daley launches knitting kit collection

​World champion and Olympic gold medal diver Tom Daley has entered the fashion sector with a launch that makes the most of the craft trend, born from the fact that he has another talent as an avid knitter.
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Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

​Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
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Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
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Monki links with campaigning group to tackle body dysmorphia

Monki links with campaigning group to tackle body dysmorphia

​H&M Group’s youth-focused Monki brand is linking up with the BDD Foundation in a drive to raise awareness around Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) “and the effect of altered imagery in social media”.
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Studio Retail faces challenges but womenswear is bouncing back

Studio Retail faces challenges but womenswear is bouncing back

Value-focused retail group Studio Retail has scaled back its full-year profit expectations after seeing a “solid” first half but “challenging trading conditions in Q3”, although womenswear has begun to recover.
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Amazon seeks to pause antitrust review of 2019 deal with India's Future, documents show

Amazon seeks to pause antitrust review of 2019 deal with India's Future, documents show

Amazon.com Inc has asked India's Supreme Court to pause an expedited review of allegations that the U.S. firm concealed information while seeking antitrust clearance for a 2019 deal with India's Future Group.
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Canada Goose appoints new president of APAC

Canada Goose appoints new president of APAC

As it continues to build out its presence in Asia-Pacific, the Canadian outerwear company has announced the appointment of luxury industry vet Paul Cadman as president of its business in the region.
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German textile fair Performance Days gets cancelled

German textile fair Performance Days gets cancelled

The Performance Days fair, which was scheduled to take place during December 1-2, 2021 at the Messe Munchen exhibition centre in Munich, Germany has been cancelled.
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German union calls on Amazon workers to go on strike on "Black Friday"

German union calls on Amazon workers to go on strike on "Black Friday"

The German labour union Verdi on Wednesday called on employees to strike at three different Amazon locations in Germany coinciding with "Black Friday" discount shopping sales on Nov. 26.
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France sanctions US e-commerce site over 'dangerous' goods

France sanctions US e-commerce site over 'dangerous' goods

France has ordered search engines to remove US-based e-commerce platform Wish from their results over it selling substandard or unsafe products, the economy ministry said Wednesday.
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