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Marimekko revamps Helsinki flagship ahead of webstore relaunch

Marimekko revamps Helsinki flagship ahead of webstore relaunch

​Finland’s Marimekko has returned to one of Helsinki’s shopping destination on Pohjoisesplanadi, with a major expansion project for its flagship store now complete.
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Non-essential stores face six-week shutdown in Ireland

Non-essential stores face six-week shutdown in Ireland

​Retailers in the Republic of Ireland are faced with a second period of enforced closure this year as all non-essential retail, as well as hairdressers and beauty salons, have been told to shut for six weeks.
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Premier Brands Group to acquire Justice

Premier Brands Group to acquire Justice

The New York-based investment and licensing firm has announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Ascena Retail Group to acquire its tween fashion and lifestyle brand, Justice.
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Forever 21 partners up to expand in Latin America

Forever 21 partners up to expand in Latin America

Authentic Brands Group, the parent company of the Los Angeles-based apparel retailer, has announced a partnership with AR Holdings in order to expand the brand’s presence in Latin America.
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EWM might buy back Peacocks chain only, Tillman reportedly interested in jaeger

EWM might buy back Peacocks chain only, Tillman reportedly interested in jaeger

​Philip Day, the retail billionaire behind Edinburgh Woollen Mill, could be preparing to buy back the budget fashion chain Peacocks after an administration filing, while exiting the rest of the business. 
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VF Corp shows signs of recovery, posts higher-than-expected earnings

VF Corp shows signs of recovery, posts higher-than-expected earnings

As it continues to deal with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Denver, Colorado-based apparel and footwear company announced second-quarter net income of $256.7 million on Friday.
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Edinburgh Woollen Mill to cut 600 jobs

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to cut 600 jobs

EWM on Friday confirmed that 50 of its stores will close with the loss of 600 jobs. Most of the closures are focused on Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Peacocks with the job losses largely being shop floor workers.
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EU antitrust deadline for Google, Fitbit deal extended to January 8

EU antitrust deadline for Google, Fitbit deal extended to January 8

EU antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Alphabet unit Google's $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit to Jan. 8 from Dec. 23, a filing on the European Commission website showed on Friday.
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Menswear recovers online in September but footwear stays weak

Menswear recovers online in September but footwear stays weak

Online retail continued its relentless rise in the UK last month with sales up 42% year-on-year. As the early summer surge evened out, the annual increase dipped slightly below the six- and three-month averages.
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Scotch Corner Designer Village names bosses for retail and marketing

Scotch Corner Designer Village names bosses for retail and marketing

Scotch Corner Designer Village has strengthened its senior management with the outlet centre adding a new retail chief and a marketing head, both with impressive CVs in outlets and luxury.
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Superdry CFO quits, replacement search begins

Superdry CFO quits, replacement search begins

​Superdry said Friday that Chief Financial Officer Nick Gresham has decided to step down “with immediate effect”. It was clearly an unexpected move as there’s no replacement CFO waiting in the wings.
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John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

Under its still-new Chair Sharon White, John Lewis Partnership has unveiled a “bold” new strategy to help its John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets reach more customers. 
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Bestseller project halts online returns surge

Bestseller project halts online returns surge

​Bestseller has managed to stop a rising tide of online returns following the creation of a small team at its e-commerce office in Amsterdam.
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McArthurGlen names first brands for West Midlands outlet

McArthurGlen names first brands for West Midlands outlet

​Outlet malls specialist McArthurGlen has revealed the first collection of premium brands for its new £160 million, 285,000 sq ft development, Designer Outlet West Midlands.
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Ruth Diaz is new head of Amazon Fashion Europe

Ruth Diaz is new head of Amazon Fashion Europe

​Amazon said Thursday that it has promoted Ruth Diaz to oversee its European fashion business after nine years working in several marketing and retail leadership positions at the online retail giant.
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BFC unveils new format for Fashion Awards, focus on pandemic responses

BFC unveils new format for Fashion Awards, focus on pandemic responses

The British Fashion Council is introducing a new format for The Fashion Awards this year with the December 3 event to be digital “in light of the restrictions imposed on large scale events and travel”.
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