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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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German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fell at their fastest pace since 2007 in April, data showed on Friday, but the drop was not as steep as expected in a sign of Germany's relative resilience  during the coronavirus crisis.
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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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Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

The campaign, founded by social impact entrepreneur Kerry Bannigan and supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will add a fashion element to the 24-hour fundraising broadcast.
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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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H&M tops sustainable textiles ranking, launches new eco swim collab with UK surf collective

H&M tops sustainable textiles ranking, launches new eco swim collab with UK surf collective

H&M is continuing to focus on its sustainability credentials with news that it’s launching a new collab swimwear collection and that it has topped a key ranking from the global non-profit Textile Exchange.
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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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Under Armour announces North American store reopenings

Under Armour announces North American store reopenings

On Thursday, the sportswear company said it reopened its first U.S. stores on May 15, and opened additional stores last week, with plans to reopen nearly 50% of its North American stores by Friday.
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Sainsbury's new boss Roberts faces unexpected in-tray

Sainsbury's new boss Roberts faces unexpected in-tray

When Sainsbury's new boss hosts a virtual focus group with supermarket shoppers on his first day in charge on Monday, the conversation will be radically different from the one he might have imagined when he got the job.
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Shoppers revel as Printemps department store reopens in Paris

Shoppers revel as Printemps department store reopens in Paris

Masked shoppers lined up to browse at luxury boutiques inside Printemps' main Paris store on Thursday, one of the city's last major department stores to reopen after two months of closure.
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Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

The footwear group announced a net loss of $17.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the first quarter on Thursday, as the company’s sales suffered from the negative effects of Covid-19-related store closures.
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U.S. retail traffic jumped over Memorial Day weekend - cellphone data

U.S. retail traffic jumped over Memorial Day weekend - cellphone data

Americans surged outside their homes over the Memorial weekend, data from cellphone location companies showed in one of the strongest signs yet of the economic reopening taking hold in the country.
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