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Rossignol restructures ski production

Rossignol restructures ski production

The French group, a mountain sports equipment specialist, has announced a streamlining of its industrial operations and a cost-cutting programme, putting 92 jobs at risk.
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Nike expected to return to profit as online sales, demand from China pick up

Nike expected to return to profit as online sales, demand from China pick up

Strong online sales and demand from Chinese shoppers and students heading back to school are expected to have helped Nike swing back to a profit in the first quarter from the surprise loss it posted in July.
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Lacoste cuts ties with rappers Moha La Squale, Roméo Elvis, both accused of sexual assault

Lacoste cuts ties with rappers Moha La Squale, Roméo Elvis, both accused of sexual assault

French label Lacoste has told the AFP agency it has stopped collaborating with rappers Moha La Squale and Roméo Elvis, after young women accused both artists on social media of sexual assault.
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Superdry hurt by lockdowns but recent trading improves

Superdry hurt by lockdowns but recent trading improves

​The pandemic may only have affected the final period of Superdry's latest financial year, but its performance was “materially impacted” by Covid-19 disruption, the company said as it delivered its results on Monday. 
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Free People to open standalone FP Movement store

Free People to open standalone FP Movement store

The premiere FP Movement store will be opened this fall in Century City, California at the Century City outdoor shopping center. 
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Centric Brands to emerge from bankruptcy in October

Centric Brands to emerge from bankruptcy in October

The New York-based brand licensing group, which made a Chapter 11 filing in May, has received court approval for its reorganization plan and expects to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of October.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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Apex Global Brands reports 22% revenue decline, highlights future challenges

Apex Global Brands reports 22% revenue decline, highlights future challenges

The brand ownership and licensing company announced a 22% drop in second-quarter revenues on Wednesday and outlined some of the challenges it anticipates that it will face as the coronavirus crisis evolves.
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Sport brand On drops recyclable running shoes available to subscribers only

Sport brand On drops recyclable running shoes available to subscribers only

Swiss sport equipment brand On has unveiled a new recyclable shoe model available via subscription only, a concept that may well prompt a fresh wind of change to blow through the sport equipment distribution landscape.
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Apple kicks off critical holiday season with watch that monitors blood oxygen

Apple kicks off critical holiday season with watch that monitors blood oxygen

Apple Inc on Tuesday introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen and starts at $399, kicking off a fall product lineup for a holiday shopping season that will be unlike any other due to Covid-19.
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Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

When many women finally get their wish post-Covid to spend half their lives in the charm of the countryside with all sorts of witty and stylish pals, Anna Sui’s latest collection is what many of them will be wearing.
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Maison Margiela and Reebok announce multi-season product link-up

Maison Margiela and Reebok announce multi-season product link-up

​Maison Margiela and Reebok have unveiled a partnership that’s “set to span several seasons with a focus on pushing the boundaries of footwear”. The first shoe blends key features of both brands and launches this month.
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Nina Graf-Vlachy named Puma GM for DACH region

Nina Graf-Vlachy named Puma GM for DACH region

The sportswear giant has announced the appointment of Nina Graf-Vlachy as general manager for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), effective 1 October.
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Under Armour creates Dutch digital hub, means other Europe offices stay closed

Under Armour creates Dutch digital hub, means other Europe offices stay closed

Under Armour’s EMEA unit said Friday that it plans to “dramatically improve the brand experience for customers with a futuristic digital hub” based at its HQ in Amsterdam. 
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PVH to ban exotic skins after PETA appeal

PVH to ban exotic skins after PETA appeal

PVH Corp. has agreed to stop using exotic-animal skins, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said on Thursday.
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JD Sports opens revamped Go Outdoors store as it invests in chain

JD Sports opens revamped Go Outdoors store as it invests in chain

​JD Sports-owned Go Outdoors may have found store rents challenging in recent periods, but the company is still investing heavily in its stores following its administration filing and re-purchase by its parent company.
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