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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
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Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

As the SS20 season is all-but-cancelled globally, lockdown easing is seeing retailers launching products that they know are likely to sell, especially in the menswear market.
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Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Reopening is hugely important for every physical retailer, but it's even more so for Primark, which has admitted it's been losing £650 million in sales a month due to lockdowns as it has no webstore to fall back on.
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Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker had lots of news on Monday as it released its full-year results, with the retailer also talking about a fundraising and “a detailed strategy and transformation plan for the company”.
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Upgraded Uniqlo global flagship to reopen in Ginza Tokyo this month

Upgraded Uniqlo global flagship to reopen in Ginza Tokyo this month

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo will open an expanded Uniqlo Tokyo on June 19 in the key Ginza shopping district. The company has renovated its store in the Marronnier Gate Ginza 2 building as the area is redeveloped.
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Aritzia sees sales grow 6% in Q4, expects 45% decline in Q1

Aritzia sees sales grow 6% in Q4, expects 45% decline in Q1

The Canadian fashion retailer has announced a 6.3% increase in fourth-quarter sales thanks to a strong performance from its e-commerce business, but anticipates significant declines in the first quarter due to Covid-19.
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Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

The outdoor apparel and equipment company has announced a new partnership with The Savory Insititute as part of its efforts to help build a regenerative leather supply chain for the apparel and footwear industry.
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Pandemic sends retailer PAS Group into voluntary administration

Pandemic sends retailer PAS Group into voluntary administration

Australian clothing retailer PAS Group said on Friday it has entered voluntary administration to review its operations, citing tough financial market conditions.
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LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

The independent designer concept store has unveiled several shoppable windows on London’s South Molton Street allowing independent brands to showcase their products whilst observing social distancing.
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Hush unveils new e-tail site

Hush unveils new e-tail site

The online fashion brand has launched a new e-commerce website with a faster, mobile-friendly design and new payment options.
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Matalan seeks £50m funding injection from lenders

Matalan seeks £50m funding injection from lenders

The funding consists of a £25m revolving credit facility from the government’s Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and £25m of new notes that will be purchased by a group of current bondholders. 
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Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

European e-tailer Zalando has taken a major step forward in driving a more sustainability-focused retail sector post-pandemic, making sustainability assessment mandatory for its private labels and partner brands.
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UK furlough scheme to put more of burden on employers from August

UK furlough scheme to put more of burden on employers from August

Retailers and fashion firms will find themselves under heavier pressure from August with UK chancellor Rishi Sunak having announced on Friday that employers will have to pay part of the wages of furloughed staff.
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Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market owner LabTech said that the market will partially reopen at the earliest possible opportunity, on June 1, following the government’s latest announcement on the easing of the lockdown.  
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Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world. 
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Prada sees 10%+ sales rise in China, but Europe will stay slow

Prada sees 10%+ sales rise in China, but Europe will stay slow

Prada has seen a double-digit increase in comparable sales in China this month, although there's still some way to go before the company can say its China business is back to full health following the lockdown.
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