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Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Fashion retail giant Inditex said on Wednesday that its recovery is continuing to gain momentum with its sales, EBITDA and net income in the second quarter of its financial year reaching "historic highs”.
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Black Friday Barometer shows negative feelings among UK consumers

Black Friday Barometer shows negative feelings among UK consumers

​There are a lot of unhappy UK consumers who don’t feel Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BF/CM) discounts are all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, nine negative views are revealed in the 'Discounting Playbook' report.
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Shopping centres struggle to atract consumers in latest week

Shopping centres struggle to atract consumers in latest week

Footfall across UK retail destinations dipped 4.2% week-on-week in the seven-day 5-11 September period, with shopping centres and retail parks bearing the brunt of the decline, latest Springboard figures show.
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Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from RISD wins Supima Design Competition 2021

Yuki Xu from the Rhode Island School of Design has won this year’s design award of Supima, the cashmere of cotton, in an award ceremony compered by Law Roach.
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Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Fashion, luxury labels tap Milan Furniture Fair to showcase new projects

Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.
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Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s  hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
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UK consumers are becoming mindful shoppers say BFC and Clearpay

UK consumers are becoming mindful shoppers say BFC and Clearpay

The UK is becoming a nation of “mindful shoppers”, a new report commissioned from Oxford Economics by the British Fashion Council and buy-now-pay-later giant Clearpay shows.
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Barnsley's Glass Works launches,  new stores start a phased opening programme

Barnsley's Glass Works launches, new stores start a phased opening programme

Major Barnsley public space and retail development, The Glass Works Square, has opened with a big event featuring various local dignitaries reflecting the importance of the site to the town.
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H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

H&M Home opens first French standalone in Paris

​H&M has opened the doors of its first standalone store for its growing H&M Home concept with a debut in Paris at 14, boulevard de Capucines.
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Fashion's flight from Oxford St continues as IKEA tipped to buy Topshop flagship

Fashion's flight from Oxford St continues as IKEA tipped to buy Topshop flagship

​The number of fashion-focused shops on premier shopping thoroughfare Oxford Street looks like falling even further with news that IKEA is likely to take over the former Topshop flagship, in a key Oxford Circus position.
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French label Ba&sh showcases homeware at Le Bon Marché department store

French label Ba&sh showcases homeware at Le Bon Marché department store

On August 28, the French fashion label introduced its Casa Ba&sh concession at the Parisian department store, featuring womenswear as well as home decoration items designed by Minuit, Baobab and Mirlo.
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Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

​Supermarkets giant Morrisons has reported falling profits and rising costs in its supply chain due to a shortage of lorry drivers and other issues.
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Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

​It looks like the battle to take over Morrisons will go to auction with the supermarket giant saying Wednesday it’s in talks with both the US private equity suitors that have tabled bids, along with the Takeover Panel.
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Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

​UK-based online specialist Fruugo, which owns and operates a high-growth and profitable global cross-border marketplace, is planning to list its shares on the ‘junior’ London market AIM.
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Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Fresh from news of its link up with Secret Sales, on Tuesday Ted Baker issued a Q2 trading update and said that sales have been in line with expectations and it's seen a “significant improvement” in the full-price mix.
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Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

​Fashion sales in August were at their strongest since pre-pandemic levels and department store spending also saw a strong uplift last month, new figures from Barclaycard show.
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