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Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark management is to pay the heavy price of countering rising costs with 400 retail bosses set to lose their jobs in the UK, as the retailer is having to offset the high costs of Covid and a squeezed supply chain.
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Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

A buyer is being sought for the prime retail location in Aberdeen city centre formerly occupied by John Lewis. Real estate advisor Savills has been appointed to fill the 200,000 sq ft, four-storey space.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
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Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

​UK shoppers are increasingly thinking sustainably when it comes to the clothes they wear, but they still find choosing the most sustainable options when shopping rather confusing.
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UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
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Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

​Shortly after Adidas and Prada launched their first clothing collab, the two brands have taken their relationship further with the Adidas for Prada re-source NFT project in a link with digital artist Zach Lieberman.
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's top e-commerce executive Casey Carl is leaving the company at the end of February after nearly two years, the company said in an internal memo.
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Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Inc's recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called "a magic closet" in the fitting room.
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Balmain expands into fine jewelry

Balmain expands into fine jewelry

The Parisian luxury house enters the fine jewelry market, partnering with the Swiss group, Adorisa. The first collection, produced and crafted in France, will be released in August. 
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Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

​Yoox has announced the launch of its Yoox Marketplace in Europe, giving its customers "instant access to a wider product assortment including over 700 brands and 150,000 new items" across multiple categories.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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Mango returns to the Moroccan market with its new Casablanca store

Mango returns to the Moroccan market with its new Casablanca store

After leaving the region in 2017, the brand returns to Morocco with its first 600 square-metre store located in the Morocco Mall. This strategic move was made alongside its international partner, the Hudson Group.
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John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

​Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.
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