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Mothercare performance improves, Boots franchise deal begins

Mothercare performance improves, Boots franchise deal begins

​As Boots kicks off its franchise deal with Mothercare, the mother and baby products brand also reported its latest set of results. And the figures show a company going through big change.
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Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

Neiman Marcus makes cuts to store staff on way out of bankruptcy

As the Dallas, Texas-based department store operator emerges from bankruptcy, it has announced that it is reducing its retail workforce as part of a review of its business.
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Judge says U.S. must defend or delay TikTok app store ban by Friday

Judge says U.S. must defend or delay TikTok app store ban by Friday

A U.S. judge said Thursday the Trump administration must either delay a ban on U.S. app stores offering TikTok for download or file legal papers defending the decision by Friday.
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Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Prada with Raf Simons: A newer New Look

Raf Simons made his collaborative debut with Miuccia Prada on Thursday afternoon, in the most keenly anticipated runway show in the world this year. And the result was a powerful collection, a newer New Look.
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French billionaire Arnault builds up Lagardere holding

French billionaire Arnault builds up Lagardere holding

France's richest man Bernard Arnault ratcheted up a tug-of-war over Paris Match publisher Lagardere on Thursday, revealing he had built up a direct stake in the firm, which is under siege from several other investors.
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Reliance says KKR to invest $755.1 million in retail arm

Reliance says KKR to invest $755.1 million in retail arm

U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co Inc will invest 55.50 billion rupees ($755.09 million) in Reliance Industries Ltd’s retail arm, giving the unit a pre-money valuation of 4.21 trillion rupees.
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Target plans to double staffing for contactless delivery this holiday season

Target plans to double staffing for contactless delivery this holiday season

Target Corp said on Thursday it would double its staff for contactless services and hire more seasonal employees for distribution centers this holiday season, as consumers shop more online.
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UK launches pared-back job support scheme as Covid cases rise

UK launches pared-back job support scheme as Covid cases rise

UK finance minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday unveiled fresh plans to help the pandemic-hit economy with a jobs support scheme to help people employed on shorter hours, but warned he could not save every business or role.
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Mango adds Teen offer to its line-up

Mango adds Teen offer to its line-up

​Post-pandemic, fashion retailers are targeting as many consumers as they can and Spanish giant Mango has added to its kidswear offer with a new capsule targeting teens that’s available online and in selected stores.
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Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

​UK retail seems to be recovering in a very uneven way with some destination types recovering faster than others and local high streets faring better than city centres. Outlet malls in particular seem to be doing well.
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Down but not out, Temperley confident in new strategy after weak 2019

Down but not out, Temperley confident in new strategy after weak 2019

Temperley has been through some tough times in recent years and experienced a "significant downturn" in trading due to the impact of Covid-19 this year. But a new positioning and strategy is key to its fightback.
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Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood reported 2019 results this week and while the figures pre-date the current crisis, it seems confident that it has the strength to continue, despite saying that Covid-19 had a “profound impact”.
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India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

​Ailing department store chain Debenhams is reportedly in the sights of India’s richest man, Reliance Retail's Mukesh Ambani. He’s among the parties that have approached the firm’s advisers.
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Consumers hold brands to account over pandemic actions - report

Consumers hold brands to account over pandemic actions - report

​The ethical behaviour of online brands during the pandemic is lingering in the memory of consumers and will have a lasting impact on customer loyalty in the UK and Ireland.
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China's slow consumption recovery upset by wary low-income households

China's slow consumption recovery upset by wary low-income households

Months after China brought its coronavirus epidemic under control, its consumers are slowly opening their wallets again - but the hard days of lockdowns still weigh on many shellshocked lower-income households.
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Gucci announces upcoming collaboration with The North Face

Gucci announces upcoming collaboration with The North Face

The world-famous Italian luxury fashion house has revealed that it is teaming up with the iconic American outerwear brand for an as-yet-unspecified collaborative project.
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