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No Chaos and Scum open experiential flagships in Covent Garden

No Chaos and Scum open experiential flagships in Covent Garden

Indie skate brand No Chaos and cult brand Scum have both chosen the area for their new stores with a combined 2,0000 square foot space across two floors.
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CaaStle signs Moss Bros and LK Bennett to launch UK clothing rental platforms

CaaStle signs Moss Bros and LK Bennett to launch UK clothing rental platforms

As fashion rental services go this is claiming to be a UK first. US-based B2B rental tech platform CaaStle is expanding overseas to power a subscription rental service with UK menswear retailer Moss Bros from 20 April. 
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The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

​The Hut Group (THG) swung to an operating loss in its 2020 financial year as one-off items drove it into the red. However, the company’s revenues surged during the period as all divisions outperformed.
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Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with a group of activist investors to avoid a proxy fight, agreeing to add two of the group’s nominees to its board as independent directors.
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Former Puig president Mariano Puig dies

Former Puig president Mariano Puig dies

Businessman Mariano Puig, former president of Puig and architect of the multinational Catalan fragrance company's international expansion, has passed away at the age of 93. 
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Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Luxury consumers seek out more information than ever online before making a purchase, relying especially on YouTube videos and giving particular importance to brand image, according to a study from Google and Kantar.
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New Wales HQ, London showroom prime Acai Outdoorwear for expansion

New Wales HQ, London showroom prime Acai Outdoorwear for expansion

Womenswear brand Acai Outdoorwear said it has ambitious plans for expansion as the business relocates to new headquarters in North Wales and opens a new central London showroom.
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​British Land looks to invest in more retail parks

​British Land looks to invest in more retail parks

We know UK retail parks were more popular venues to visit during lockdowns and British Land said Wednesday it’s “exploring further opportunities” to acquire more high-quality and well-located standalone centres.
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Hobbs in profit again in latest fiscal year, but that was pre-pandemic

Hobbs in profit again in latest fiscal year, but that was pre-pandemic

​Womenswear brand Hobbs has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and said that prior to the impact of the pandemic, the company had been performing in line with its forecast expectations. 
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Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

​Self-Portrait has launched a high-profile campaign with the London-based brand signing up well-known Londoner Kate Moss as it star. The campaign features a series of portraits of Moss shot by Nigel Shafran.
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Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake to step down as CEO

Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake to step down as CEO

The fashion subscription service has announced that Lake will be transitioning from her role as CEO to that of executive chairperson of the board. She will be succeeded at the helm of the business by Elizabeth Spaulding.
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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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Irish brand Gym+Coffee expands in UK

Irish brand Gym+Coffee expands in UK

Gym+Coffee, is continuing its drive into the UK with the opening of its second retail store outside of Ireland. Following an earlier debut at Westfield London, it’s opening in Manchester's Trafford Centre on April 17. 
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China's exports rise at robust pace in March, imports growth highest in 4 years

China's exports rise at robust pace in March, imports growth highest in 4 years

China's exports grew at a robust pace in March as global demand picks up amid progress in worldwide COVID-19 vaccination, while import growth surged to the highest in four years.
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China warns online platform companies to halt anti-competitive practices

China warns online platform companies to halt anti-competitive practices

China's market regulator said on Tuesday it had warned nearly three dozen internet "platform" companies to stop using any banned practices such as forcing vendors to use their platform exclusively.
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BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

​The BFC has launched a new prize that aims to “discover and celebrate the unsung stars who go above and beyond, making outstanding contributions and striving for positive change”.
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