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Steve Madden sees strong recovery in retail channel; sales still not at pre-Covid levels

Steve Madden sees strong recovery in retail channel; sales still not at pre-Covid levels

The group announced a 178.6% increase in Q2 revenue on Wednesday, growth driven by the retail channel, which was, nonetheless, still not able to bring the company’s sales in line with pre-pandemic levels.
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UK clothing, footwear store growth still lags in July - CBI survey

UK clothing, footwear store growth still lags in July - CBI survey

​UK retail sales continued to grow at a rate well above the long-run average in the year to July, but clothing and footwear stores are yet to see demand recover to usual levels, the CBI’s latest survey has showed.
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Is Asda's George targeting Fat Face boss to lead brand?

Is Asda's George targeting Fat Face boss to lead brand?

​Asda’s new private equity owners have reportedly approached the boss of Fat Face to run its George clothing operation as they revamp the supermarket chain’s leadership.
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Clarks uses tech to boost email marketing effectiveness

Clarks uses tech to boost email marketing effectiveness

​Footwear brand Clarks has been facing major challenges in recent periods but the company has scored a notable success with its email personalisation drive and has used technology to boost conversion in this area.
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Morrisons' biggest shareholder isn't supporting takeover bid

Morrisons' biggest shareholder isn't supporting takeover bid

​The private equity takeover of UK supermarkets giant Morrisons might not be all smooth sailing with news that its biggest shareholder doesn't intend to support the deal.
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U.S. second-quarter footwear sales reveal post-Covid consumer trends

U.S. second-quarter footwear sales reveal post-Covid consumer trends

According to a new report from The NPD Group, U.S. performance footwear sales grew 23 percent in the second quarter, while leisure footwear sales climbed at a slightly higher rate, showcasing post-Covid consumer trends.
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Hoka shifts toward lifestyle with urban redesigns of performance footwear

Hoka shifts toward lifestyle with urban redesigns of performance footwear

The running shoe specialist has launched nubuk versions of its technical Bondi and Clifton models, leaving many wondering if the brand is taking a first step towards a more lifestyle-oriented offering. 
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Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

​Just a short while after we heard that Uniqlo and Theory will be taking over the former Superdry flagship on Regent Street, London, it has emerged that the label has signed up for a brand new flagship.
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JD Sports creates 500 new jobs at major Derby logistics hub

JD Sports creates 500 new jobs at major Derby logistics hub

​Another major UK retailer is upping its supply chain credentials. JD Sport Fashion will open a 514,000 sq ft warehouse complex on the outskirts of Derby towards the end of the year, employing up to 500 people.
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Copenhagen Studios joins S Oliver Group

Copenhagen Studios joins S Oliver Group

​German retail group S Oliver has acquired footwear brand Copenhagen Studios with the company saying that the brand is “on a promising path” both in Germany and internationally.
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Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

​Finnish retail giant Stockmann's Q2 and half-year results showed a dramatic improvement all round. Revenue rose over 20% in the last three months, while the gross margin and adjusted operating profits jumped too.
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Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

​Concerns have emerged that Morrisons may face heavy costs after it's been taken over by private equity. The lead bidder will conduct a review of the property portfolio, raising the spectre of sale/leaseback deals.
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Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Uk retail sales rose last month, official figures showed, although clothing was down. That said, consumers are still buying fashion online in higher numbers than ever.
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Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

In a surprise move, Ted Baker said on Friday that it’s moving to a new London HQ. It will resettle in Fitzrovia, with the new home costing much less than the existing head office it has operated from for 20+ years.  
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Crocs reports record Q2 revenues, announces net zero emissions target

Crocs reports record Q2 revenues, announces net zero emissions target

The Colorado-based footwear maker reported record Q2 revenues of $640.8 million on Thursday, a year-over-year increase of 93.3%, and revealed a new goal to become a net zero emissions company within the next decade.
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AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

​AllSaints needs to find a new creative director with the long-term incumbent, Wil Beedle, leaving the business to focus on his own Shoreditch Ski Club (SSC) label.
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