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Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

​A capital markets day is meant to boost a share price as the company concerned talks major investors through its strategy. But in the case of The Hut Group (THG) this week, it had the exact opposite effect.
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Youtube offers fashion brands the chance to create long-lasting content

Youtube offers fashion brands the chance to create long-lasting content

In a landscape dominated by video, Youtube can help guarantee the longevity of content published by fashion brands. Launchmetrics and Youtube's own Derek Blasberg reflect on strategies for success.
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Amazon launches Prime service in Poland

Amazon launches Prime service in Poland

Amazon on Tuesday launched its Amazon Prime service offering free delivery and video streaming in Poland, sending shares in rival Polish e-commerce platform Allegro lower.Amazon's Polish site.
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Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

With supply chain issues to the fore, if you want to know what the footfall forecasts are for UK retail in the critical six-week period covering Black Friday, Christmas, and post-Christmas periods, read on.
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Shein, SilkFred and Debenhams most plus-size-inclusive UK retailers - report

Shein, SilkFred and Debenhams most plus-size-inclusive UK retailers - report

​Many fast-fashion retailers are still getting plus-size clothing wrong, according to money-saving website WeThrift, which has launched an ‘Inclusive Index’, listing the most plus-size inclusive fashion brands available.
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Omnichannel: retailers and shoppers have different expectations says Klarna

Omnichannel: retailers and shoppers have different expectations says Klarna

​Be warned. A hefty 60% of shoppers say that a poor experience on any retail channel will make them less likely to shop again with a brand, according to research from buy-now-pay-later financier Klarna.
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Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

​The latest edition of John Lewis’s annual lifestyle report, Shop, Live, Look 2021, shows UK consumers adapting to lockdowns and more hours spent watching TV influenced fashion choices.
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Timberland launches Europe-wide youth eco campaign, focuses on communities

Timberland launches Europe-wide youth eco campaign, focuses on communities

​Outdoor brand Timberland has launched a new Europe-wide campaign featuring “four leading advocates to champion communities and create a better future”.
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UK retail sales growth weakened in September

UK retail sales growth weakened in September

Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
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Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

​Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois is preparing to leave as the heavily-indebted commercial property giant plans to cut up to 40 head office jobs in order to reduce costs, a report claims.
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Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

​Using retail areas as more than just places for stores in order to draw in more consumers has long been a strong initiative from Shaftesbury. And a particular focus has been music links when it comes to Carnaby Street.
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Bestseller sales and profits rise, owner pays tribute to talent and a "pinch of luck"

Bestseller sales and profits rise, owner pays tribute to talent and a "pinch of luck"

Danish fashion giant Bestseller has reported its “best-ever” results after what it called a “remarkable year” and has clearly returned to its growth trajectory.
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Scotch & Soda speeds up growth with 22 new shops globally

Scotch & Soda speeds up growth with 22 new shops globally

​Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda on Monday announced an “acceleration of its growth strategy”. This includes the opening of 15 new physical stores and seven new concessions by year-end around the world.
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ASOS shares plunge after results/CEO news, but sales still up in double-digits

ASOS shares plunge after results/CEO news, but sales still up in double-digits

​News that ASOS CEO Nick Beighton has stepped down rather put the firm’s results statement in the shade. But there’s no denying the company remains one of the most successful in fashion retail, even if growth is slowing.
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ASOS CEO is out, search starts for replacment

ASOS CEO is out, search starts for replacment

​The ASOS annual results Monday were overshadowed by CEO Nick Beighton stepping down with immediate effect. The e-tail giant said new leadership would “underpin delivery of the next phase of its global growth strategy”.
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Poshmark aims to improve seller experience with new functions, creation of new leadership role

Poshmark aims to improve seller experience with new functions, creation of new leadership role

The secondhand fashion marketplace has appointed co-founder Tracy Sun to the newly created role of SVP of seller experience as it seeks to enhance its platform with a range of new seller-focused initiatives.
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