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Puma becomes official apparel partner of Gen.G esports organization

Puma becomes official apparel partner of Gen.G esports organization

The German sportswear company has expanded its partnership with the international esports organization, becoming its official global apparel partner, including for its North America professional teams and creators.
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Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

The Copenhagen-based fashion label has opened its sixth U.S. store, bringing its distinctive brand of Scandi chic to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
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India court quashes Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart bid to stall antitrust probe

India court quashes Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart bid to stall antitrust probe

An Indian court on Friday dismissed appeals by Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that sought to stall an antitrust investigation into their business practices, dealing a major setback to the U.S. firms in a key market.
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Italian luxury market in transformation

Italian luxury market in transformation

Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
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South Africa's Pepco to create 13,000 jobs in Europe over three years

South Africa's Pepco to create 13,000 jobs in Europe over three years

The owner of the discount chains Pepco, Poundland and Dealz, Pepco Group, plans to create about 13,000 net new jobs across Europe over the next three years as it aggressively opens new stores, its boss told Reuters.
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Klarna reveals the hot buys for summer heatwave

Klarna reveals the hot buys for summer heatwave

​As one heatwave ends and Britons prepare for a (possible) next one forecast for August, consumers have been splashing out online in a bid to make the most of the summer sun, research by Klarna shows.
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Leather Working Group links with Textile Exchange

Leather Working Group links with Textile Exchange

The UK-based, globally-focused Leather Working Group (LWG), which provides certification for the leather manufacturing industry, has agreed to partner with Textile Exchange to grant reciprocal membership.
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BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

The British Fashion Council has released the names of nine finalists for the recently-launched BFC Changemakers Prize. Three winners, to be chosen in September, will receive a £7,500 cash prize and mentoring package.
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UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence finally edged ahead of its March 2020 pre-lockdown score in July, with shoppers in a spending frame of mind. It was still negative (at -7), but it's held firm or improved for six months in a row.
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Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

​Finnish retail giant Stockmann's Q2 and half-year results showed a dramatic improvement all round. Revenue rose over 20% in the last three months, while the gross margin and adjusted operating profits jumped too.
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Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

​Concerns have emerged that Morrisons may face heavy costs after it's been taken over by private equity. The lead bidder will conduct a review of the property portfolio, raising the spectre of sale/leaseback deals.
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Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Uk retail sales rose last month, official figures showed, although clothing was down. That said, consumers are still buying fashion online in higher numbers than ever.
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Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

In a surprise move, Ted Baker said on Friday that it’s moving to a new London HQ. It will resettle in Fitzrovia, with the new home costing much less than the existing head office it has operated from for 20+ years.  
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Decathlon becomes a partner for Paris Olympics 2024

Decathlon becomes a partner for Paris Olympics 2024

Sporting goods distribution giant Decathlon is joining the club of partners as part of the organisation of the Paris Olympics 2024. As part of this, Decathlon will dress 45,000 volunteers during the event.
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Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands, Inc. announced on Thursday the appointment of Mame Annan-Brown as executive vice president of global communications and public affairs. 
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Skechers sales skyrocket as consumers seek out comfortable shoes

Skechers sales skyrocket as consumers seek out comfortable shoes

The American lifestyle and performance footwear company reported second-quarter sales of $1.66 billion on Thursday, reflecting strong progress achieved by capitalizing on a growing desire for comfortable shoes.
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