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Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

The Sicily-born, Milan-based stylist is taking charge with immediate effect as design consultant, but his first collection for Roberto Cavalli will be unveiled in January 2021.
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Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
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London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
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​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

Next has been accused of destroying documentary evidence in an equal pay claim bought by the fashion retailer’s store staff.
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ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

November 28 — the Saturday immediately following Black Friday — will be the busiest in-store shopping day of the UK Christmas period, according to new data from ShopperTrak.
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UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

The number of high street shop closures hit a record level in the first half of 2020 amid a challenging year for retail and leisure.
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Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

​Wales has announced a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown, which means most businesses must close. Non-essential retail is now back to where it was in the wider UK lockdown that ended in June.
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New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

The new coronavirus restrictions that came into effect in recent days had an immediate impact on retail footfall across the UK. There was a decline of 3.1% in the seven days to October 17, compared to the week before.
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West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

​London’s West End is going the extra mile to attract shoppers for the run-up to the festive period. It's introducing new safety measures as it tries to reassure nervous shoppers that physical stores are Covid-secure.
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More brands say tourist shoppers will desert UK as tax-free shopping ends

More brands say tourist shoppers will desert UK as tax-free shopping ends

​A group of big names in premium and luxury retail have joined the chorus of British businesses pleading with the government to reverse its decision to axe tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form.
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Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

​It seems that Frasers Group CEO Mike Ashley is once again targeting Debenhams as a takeover candidate with a report at the weekend saying he's renewing his interest in the department stores chain. 
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Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Property giant Landsec shared the broad outlines of a new strategy from still-new CEO Mark Allan on Monday and it may surprise some that it includes a continuing focus on retail, on London and on giant regional malls. 
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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield shareholder in revolt, urges US malls sale

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield shareholder in revolt, urges US malls sale

French billionaire Xavier Niel has teamed up with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's former boss to oppose the shopping mall group's planned €3.5 billion ($4.10 billion) rights issue, lifting the firm's shares.
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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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Hammerson predicts improving rent collections, gets Via Outlets sale clearance

Hammerson predicts improving rent collections, gets Via Outlets sale clearance

​Shopping malls giant Hammerson said on Thursday that it has managed to collect only 41% of the Q4 rent that it’s owed. That divides into the UK collecting 38%, Ireland 33%, and France a healthier 51%. 
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Matalan hit by need for extra discounts

Matalan hit by need for extra discounts

​Matalan’s latest quarter was hurt by the need to discount more deeply than usual as it worked to clear the spring product that had been stuck in stores during lockdown.
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