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Comfortwear, beauty, jewellery top lockdown Xmas buys says Clearpay

Comfortwear, beauty, jewellery top lockdown Xmas buys says Clearpay

Buy Now, Pay Later online payments platform Clearpay has released its October-December trends, confirming comfortable clothing, jewellery and beauty were the holiday shopping season’s top picks.
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​Lenton to quit as Hammerson CFO following sale of Via Outlets business

​Lenton to quit as Hammerson CFO following sale of Via Outlets business

Hammerson said Friday its chief financial officer James Lenton is to leave the UK property giant after 15 months. But the board said Lentos will continue in his role until a successor is found.
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H&M's Eriksson succeeds Kristina Stenvinkel as group's Communications Director

H&M's Eriksson succeeds Kristina Stenvinkel as group's Communications Director

​H&M Group has announced that its Head of Media Relations Andreas Eriksson, is to take on the role of Communications Director across the group succeeding Kristina Stenvinkel. 
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N Brown sales still down but performance improves

N Brown sales still down but performance improves

​N Brown may have moved to an online focus in recent years, but unlike some other pureplay retailers, it didn’t have such a good autumn and festive season. Yet despite sales falls, there are signs it’s on the right track
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Jordan tops StockX sneaker charts amidst resale boom

Jordan tops StockX sneaker charts amidst resale boom

Following a year that saw a boom in online resale, StockX has released an annual trend report, revealing that Jordan was once again the most popular sneaker brand on the platform in 2020.
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WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

WhatsApp's updated privacy policy verges on user surveillance and threatens India's security, a petition filed in an Indian court said on Thursday, presenting another legal challenge for the Facebook-owned messenger.
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Debenhams Oxford Street flagship axed, five more stores to close

Debenhams Oxford Street flagship axed, five more stores to close

As talks between administrators and third-parties go on concerning some kind of future for the Debenhams business, the company has announced several key stores closures and hundreds of redundancies.
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John Lewis axes click & collect to drive lockdown compliance

John Lewis axes click & collect to drive lockdown compliance

UK retail giant John Lewis switched off its Click & Collect store service to new orders from the end of Tuesday.  
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Spain’s fashion sector closes 2020 with a 39.8% drop in sales

Spain’s fashion sector closes 2020 with a 39.8% drop in sales

Following a “genuine disaster”, the Spanish Textile Trade Association is not optimistic about its January sales as shoppers remain reluctant to buy clothes, fearing that they will not have the chance to wear them.
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Strong December caps 'standout' 2020 for online retail sales, but fashion, footwear struggled

Strong December caps 'standout' 2020 for online retail sales, but fashion, footwear struggled

​2020 was truly the year to be a digital trader in the UK above any other. Boosted by a final flourish in December, overall online retail sales last year leapt 36% on the previous year.
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2020 UK retail sales hit 25-year low, even after a stronger Christmas

2020 UK retail sales hit 25-year low, even after a stronger Christmas

We all know retail was a disaster last year. But just how bad was it, given that e-commerce performed well? The worst in 25 years, according to The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KMPG. 
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Very Group powers ahead in festive season as star brand outperforms

Very Group powers ahead in festive season as star brand outperforms

E-tailer Very Group has reported a buoyant set of figures for its festive period with the seven weeks to Christmas seeing group revenue up 15.3% year-on-year. It surpassed £500 million for the period for the first time.
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December spending drops, fashion struggles but increases online - Barclaycard

December spending drops, fashion struggles but increases online - Barclaycard

​Consumer spending fell 2.3% year-on-year in December as areas moving into higher tiers, and reimposed lockdowns, dented the kind of activity usually seen in the festive season. But online was a bright spot.
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Edinburgh Woollen Mill rescued by Philip Day and investor group

Edinburgh Woollen Mill rescued by Philip Day and investor group

A deal has been struck to save the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home brands, with Purepay Retail, which is controlled by former owner Philip Day, buying them. 
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Kering sponsors renovation of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio courtyard

Kering sponsors renovation of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio courtyard

Kering is sponsoring a key element of the renovation of the famed Michelozzo courtyard of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, the city hall of the Renaissance capital. 
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Retail parks performances lift ​British Land's “resilient” Christmas trading period

Retail parks performances lift ​British Land's “resilient” Christmas trading period

We know it’s been a wildly unpredictable retail rollercoaster ride during a Covid Christmas trading period. So, as a bellwether of UK commercial property, how has British Land performed since its last update in November?
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