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M&S adds "groundbreaking" same-day delivery for fashion

M&S adds "groundbreaking" same-day delivery for fashion

Marks & Spencer is ramping up its fashion focus. And no, there are no new collections to report. Rather the UK retail giant is to introduce a groundbreaking same-day delivery service for clothing, faster than its rivals.
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UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

​Footfall across the UK rose 3.3% last week (compared to the previous seven days) with a “staggering” 16.5% uplift on Freedom Day last Monday, although from Tuesday onwards the rise was only 1.7%.
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NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
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India court quashes Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart bid to stall antitrust probe

India court quashes Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart bid to stall antitrust probe

An Indian court on Friday dismissed appeals by Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that sought to stall an antitrust investigation into their business practices, dealing a major setback to the U.S. firms in a key market.
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UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence finally edged ahead of its March 2020 pre-lockdown score in July, with shoppers in a spending frame of mind. It was still negative (at -7), but it's held firm or improved for six months in a row.
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Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

In a surprise move, Ted Baker said on Friday that it’s moving to a new London HQ. It will resettle in Fitzrovia, with the new home costing much less than the existing head office it has operated from for 20+ years.  
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LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

The group has announced the final of its competition for young designers. Set to take place on September 7 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the event's highlights will, for the first time, be broadcast via social media. 
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Giorgio Armani announces environmental goals

Giorgio Armani announces environmental goals

Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani has committed to reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 in line with the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.
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Clothing spend booms in latest quarter - Nationwide report

Clothing spend booms in latest quarter - Nationwide report

​Britons have been spending more money on clothing in the past few months, as well as visiting charity shops more often.
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New Touchwood shopping centre owner has big UK plans

New Touchwood shopping centre owner has big UK plans

New owner. Big plans. Acquisition-hungry The Ardent Companies has completed the takeover of Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull, West Midlands, from Lendlease Retail Partnership, for an undisclosed sum.
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High street boost: 17k new local stores could open in 12 months - report

High street boost: 17k new local stores could open in 12 months - report

In a major boost to UK physical retail that has been devastated by widespread closures during the pandemic, we could expect 17,000 local high street stores to open in the next 12 months, according to new research.
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Australian regulator to probe Amazon, Ebay and other online markets

Australian regulator to probe Amazon, Ebay and other online markets

The Australian antitrust regulator on Thursday kicked off an inquiry into the local units of Amazon, Ebay and other online markets to ensure fairness in a sector where sales have soared through the Covid-19 pandemic.
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H&M links with Netflix's Sex Education for collection

H&M links with Netflix's Sex Education for collection

​H&M is continuing its tradition of linking up with hot TV shows as its latest announcement is that it’s launching a collection in a collab with Netflix's Sex Education.
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Retail reboot: Hammerson replaces New Look with surprise Brent Cross tenant

Retail reboot: Hammerson replaces New Look with surprise Brent Cross tenant

​The changes that are happening in retail became very clear on Wednesday as major landlord Hammerson said that the former New Look store at the giant Brent Cross mall will be replaced by a medical facility. 
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Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

​Fast-growing fashion retail giant Next said on Wednesday that it had easily beaten its own expectations for full-price sales, with the last 11 weeks seeing an 18.6% surge compared to the same period in 2019.
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YouTube adds money-making feature to attract creators

YouTube adds money-making feature to attract creators

YouTube on Tuesday launched a new way for video creators to earn money from fans through a feature called Super Thanks, as the Alphabet Inc streaming service looks to attract more content makers.
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