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Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age appoints Simon Whitehouse as new CEO

Eco-Age, the sustainability and creative communications agency founded in 2008 by Livia Firth and her brother Nicola Giuggioli, has appointed Simon Whitehouse as its new CEO.
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HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC to launch Saks Fifth Avenue's online business as separate entity

HBC, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, said on Friday it would launch the luxury department store’s e-commerce segment as a separate business following a $500 million infusion from a U.S. private equity firm.
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Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Brass to join M&S as operations director, delivering new vision for retail ops

Deep into its well-publicised transformation strategy, UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed Alastair Brass as retail operations director, effective April.
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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

Frasers calls business rates relief "near worthless", reviews portfolio

​In a typically blunt statement, Frasers Group has blasted Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget as doing virtually nothing for hard-pressed retailers on business rates. And it seems some of its stores are at risk as a result.
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Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

Walmart to spend an additional $350 billion on US-made products over next 10 years

The American retail giant has announced that it plans to support national manufacturers with $350 billion in added business over the next decade, with focus areas including textiles and small electrical appliances.
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Muge Erderik Dogan takes over as president of Amazon Fashion

Muge Erderik Dogan takes over as president of Amazon Fashion

The executive, who led the company’s beauty, grooming and personal care category from 2014 to 2017, has been named as president of Amazon Fashion, a role in which she succeeds Christine Beauchamp.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

​Every generation has an era whose vintage looks it likes to adopt and adapt and with Gen Z, it seems that the year 2000 is a key reference point.
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Mango invests €42 million in new corporate facilities in Barcelona

Mango invests €42 million in new corporate facilities in Barcelona

Building work will begin at the end of 2021, and the Catalan fashion group’s new Barcelona-based facilities will be fully operational in 2024. The new R&D and innovation centre will extend over an area of 93,400 m2.
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Inditex invests €130 million in 67,000 m2 new headquarters for Zara

Inditex invests €130 million in 67,000 m2 new headquarters for Zara

On March 17, the Spanish apparel group will inaugurate new facilities at its headquarters in Arteixo (A Coruña), home to the Zara.com studios and staff, and to Zara Man’s central design office.
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Young consumers happy with Amazon till-free store shopping - Mintel study

Young consumers happy with Amazon till-free store shopping - Mintel study

This is a physical trading platform to keep an eye on. With the first Amazon tech-driven store opening in the UK Thursday, latest research from Mintel reveals that 76% of Brits say they would shop at one.
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Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

After a “turbulent” trading year, it certainly wasn’t all bad news for Coats Group despite delivering mostly negative numbers in its 12-month trading statement to 31 December on Thursday.
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Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

​As Europe gets ready to reopen, expect a raft of innovative store debuts. The latest is Benetton, which has unveiled its new store concept in Florence, the focus being on sustainability.
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UK footfall climbed in February, hints at huge pent-up demand

UK footfall climbed in February, hints at huge pent-up demand

​UK footfall climbed steadily during February and while the year-on-year decline compared to a year ago remained huge (-61%), it was better than the -65.6% seen in January.
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Amazon's first cashierless store arrives in Britain in sign of global expansion

Amazon's first cashierless store arrives in Britain in sign of global expansion

Amazon.com Inc will open its first-ever physical store outside the United States on Thursday.
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