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Giant Battersea Power Station mall to open on 14 October

Giant Battersea Power Station mall to open on 14 October

​It's finally happening. Nearly 40 years after Battersea Power Station closed as a working power generator, the listed historic site will reopen on 14 October as a major South London shopping and leisure destination.
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Department stores face growing CSR challenges

Department stores face growing CSR challenges

IADS, the international association of department stores, has provided an assessment of the increasingly complex social and environmental responsibility policies adopted by its corporate members.
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Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Euro zone retail sales plunged more than expected in June as prices at factory gates continued to rise, data showed Wednesday, signalling a weakness in consumer demand that could herald a recession in H2.
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Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Shopify Inc on Tuesday announced a partnership with YouTube to allow merchants to sell through the video platform, as it looks to tap into the growing number of content creators launching their own e-commerce stores.
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Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Footfall in the renowned Parisian avenue has doubled compared to last year, according to a Cushman & Wakefield/My Traffic study, a stronger rebound than recorded elsewhere in Europe.
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Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

The fine dining experience at Daniel has received a gloss up with help from French crystal brand Lalique. 
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N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
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Armani/Casa goes full steam ahead at the Salone del Mobile fair

Armani/Casa goes full steam ahead at the Salone del Mobile fair

Giorgio Armani's home line is holding a special exhibition at the Salone del Mobile. Twenty-two years after its launch, the line has seen double-digit growth, with remarkable sales growth in the US. 
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LVMH entrusts hotel division to Stéphane Rinderknech

LVMH entrusts hotel division to Stéphane Rinderknech

Stéphane Rinderknech, who has spent his entire career at beauty giant L’Oréal, will replace Andrea Guerra as head of LVMH’s hospitality division.
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Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
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Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced on Wednesday its entry into Australia, as the U.S. firm expands its global reach beyond North America and Europe. 
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Harrods opens new H Beauty store in Bristol, underlines beauty's strength

Harrods opens new H Beauty store in Bristol, underlines beauty's strength

Harrods is continuing the rollout of its H Beauty chain and has opened its latest branch in Bristol. It’s the fourth standalone in the UK and comes in the same week that Farfetch and Browns launched giant beauty offers.
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Calvin Klein unveils collaboration with Palace

Calvin Klein unveils collaboration with Palace

The London label’s fun aesthetic and signature graphics, rooted in skateboarding culture, have given a fresh look to a range of Calvin Klein items, from underwear to jeans, t-shirts, fleeces and lingerie.
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Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Franco-Japanese outfit Maison Kitsuné has opened its first location in Canada this month, taking up residence in Vancouver. 
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Mango arrives on New York's Fifth Avenue

Mango arrives on New York's Fifth Avenue

The Spanish brand will open a new flagship store in New York’s iconic Fifth Avenue. The 2,100-square-foot store will be located in the exclusive Plaza District shopping area. 
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Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported on Tuesday double-digit revenue growth for the 2021 holiday season, compared to the same two-month period in 2019, driven by strong growth in the U.S. group's digital channel. 
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