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Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift

Daniel Wellington unveils handbag line amid major strategic shift

Amid the splendor of the Ritz in Paris, Daniel Wellington unveiled its debut handbag line, the latest new development amid a major strategic shift for the Swedish watchmaker.
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M&S to press ahead with self-service till rollout

M&S to press ahead with self-service till rollout

M&S is on a mission to cut costs by more than £400 million over the next five years, and among a raft of store initiatives is a plan to roll out hundreds more self-service tills.
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Nap Dress label Hill House Home launches in UK

Nap Dress label Hill House Home launches in UK

​American label Hill House Home — known for Nap Dresses — has opened its first international warehouse and a UK webstore as it aims to capitalise on the US dress trend that it sparked outside of its original market.
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Uniqlo denies Russia exit plan, says no change to current suspension

Uniqlo denies Russia exit plan, says no change to current suspension

​Recent press reports that Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing is pulling its Uniqlo chain out of Russia entirely and selling up may have been wide of the mark.
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Target removing some LGBTQ merchandise following customer backlash

Target removing some LGBTQ merchandise following customer backlash

Target, which rolled out its Pride Collection at the start of May, is pulling some products from stores after facing customer backlash, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday.
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US retailer holiday orders should boost transport demand, but risks loom

US retailer holiday orders should boost transport demand, but risks loom

The slumping U.S. transportation sector could be bouncing off a bottom as retailers start preparing for the back-to-school season and winter holidays. 
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Kohl's rises on surprise profit as CEO's turnaround plan shows effect

Kohl's rises on surprise profit as CEO's turnaround plan shows effect

Kohl's Corp on Wednesday reported a surprise profit as its new CEO's efforts to turn around the company that saw its margins slump last year started showing results.
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Amazon beats all 18 shareholder-led proposals at annual meeting

Amazon beats all 18 shareholder-led proposals at annual meeting

Amazon.com Inc investors voted against all 18 shareholder-led proposals during the e-commerce giant's annual meeting on Wednesday, a preliminary tally by the company showed.
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Anine Bing opens in Covent Garden

Anine Bing opens in Covent Garden

​Los Angeles-based fashion house Anine Bing has unveiled its new store in London’s Covent Garden, the brand’s third UK retail space.
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Kaporal is the subject of five takeover bids, which will be examined on June 22

Kaporal is the subject of five takeover bids, which will be examined on June 22

In receivership, the fashion chain is attracting interest from five potential buyers, including current Kaporal managers, the brand's founder Laurent Emsellem and Le Temps des Cerises.
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Outdoor clothing brand Passenger gets new investment

Outdoor clothing brand Passenger gets new investment

​Passenger, a UK-based outdoor clothing brand, is gearing up for faster expansion following an investment round that saw £15 million being pumped into the business.
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Indian garment makers face pressure as brands, importers seek discount

Indian garment makers face pressure as brands, importers seek discount

Indian garment makers and exporters are under pressure due to reduced demand amid global economic challenges. Brands and retailers are seeking extra discounts on orders placed previously, a practice deemed unethical.
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Record West End retail rentals for landlord GPE but it swings to loss

Record West End retail rentals for landlord GPE but it swings to loss

Central London is the place to be if you’re renting prime commercial and office space. Demand is sky-high and in Wednesday’s year-end results, key landlord GPE referred to its “strong strategic positioning".
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UK inflation eases further but clothing prices still rising

UK inflation eases further but clothing prices still rising

​UK inflation — including clothing prices — slowed again in April, although the rate remains high and prices continue to rise, which means consumers are thinking long and hard about discretionary purchases. 
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M&S sales continue to rise as fashion stays strong

M&S sales continue to rise as fashion stays strong

M&S’s annual results offered more evidence of the strength of its turnaround with the retail giant reporting higher sales and headline profits, although operating profits were hit by tough comparisons and higher costs. 
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Japan's Uniqlo to exit Russia, paving the way for sale of business

Japan's Uniqlo to exit Russia, paving the way for sale of business

Japanese brand Uniqlo has decided to leave Russia after suspending its operation there last year, opening the path for a sale of the business, the daily Izvestia cited Russia's deputy trade minister as saying.
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