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Fashion e-commerce sites straggle behind in search visibility

Fashion e-commerce sites straggle behind in search visibility

With Covid-19 disrupting traditional brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce saw a boom in 2020. But according to a new report from Searchmetrics, fashion retailers lagged behind in terms of online search visibility.
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Priya Ahluwalia is 2021's Queen Elizabeth II Award winner

Priya Ahluwalia is 2021's Queen Elizabeth II Award winner

Priya Ahluwalia, "a pioneer in responsible sourcing and manufacturing techniques", has received The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. 
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Crocs revenues rise 13% to record $1.4 billion in 2020

Crocs revenues rise 13% to record $1.4 billion in 2020

The Broomfield, Colorado-based footwear maker reported record annual revenues of $1.4 billion on Tuesday, with progress driven by booming digital sales and solid growth in the company’s Americas region.
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Milan Fashion Week kicks off king-size phygital edition on Tuesday

Milan Fashion Week kicks off king-size phygital edition on Tuesday

Milan Fashion Week, almost wholly digital, will run until March 1. Italy’s top labels will all take part, except Versace, alongside many debut names like Del Core, a new entry premiering with a real show.
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Mango to retail third-party labels via its e-shop

Mango to retail third-party labels via its e-shop

Like Spanish fashion retailers Tendam, El Ganso and Scalpers, Mango wants its e-shop to become a marketplace for brands compatible with its positioning, and has inked a deal with Italian lingerie label Intimissimi.
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London Fashion Week climaxes with Simone Rocha and the QEII Award

London Fashion Week climaxes with Simone Rocha and the QEII Award

London Fashion Week ended Tuesday night after scores of virtual shows, presentations and debates, with a collection by Simone Rocha, and Priya Ahluwalia winning the latest Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Fashion.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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Macy's forecasts upbeat 2021 sales on stimulus checks, online shoppers

Macy's forecasts upbeat 2021 sales on stimulus checks, online shoppers

Macy’s forecast 2021 sales largely above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as the retailer bets on its growing online business and on the Covid-19 vaccine rollouts allowing customers to return to its department stores.
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'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

​European consumers are embracing ‘shoppertainment’, a new study of of more than 14,000 of them shows. And live-streaming commerce is a key part of this.
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Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

​There’s speculation that there could be more store closures ahead for Frasers Group as the giant retail operation has announced a major impairment charge against its stores as a result of lockdowns.
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​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

As the UK prime minister laid out his cautious ‘one-way road to freedom’ strategy to get the English economy reopened by May, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned the plan could be too late for many businesses.
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Hotter CEO adds more tech, lures younger shoppers while retaining core customers

Hotter CEO adds more tech, lures younger shoppers while retaining core customers

Hotter Shoes’ CEO Ian Watson has a long-term vision for the comfort shoe brand’s stores to become “experiential centres”, but for now his focus is on more technology and a more digital future.
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Birkenstock opens first store in Bengaluru, largest in Asia to date

Birkenstock opens first store in Bengaluru, largest in Asia to date

German footwear and lifestyle brand Birkenstock has opened its first mono-brand retail outlet in Bengaluru, in the Indian metro’s Indiranagar district. 
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Battersea Power Station makes key hires ahead of opening

Battersea Power Station makes key hires ahead of opening

Battersea Power Station, the major development that includes a new shopping centre on the edge of central London, has announced some key roles as the retail part of the site gears up for its opening.
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Facebook launches Shop tool in UK, Canada

Facebook launches Shop tool in UK, Canada

Facebook has unveiled new shopping features in the UK and Canada with the appearance of its ‘Shop’ bookmark that gives users the ability to browse virtual storefronts.
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Clarks CEO and other execs are out, ex-Guess chief steps up for now

Clarks CEO and other execs are out, ex-Guess chief steps up for now

​Clarks’ CEO Giorgio Presca has exited the historic shoe firm. The move comes only a few months after it brought a new majority owner on board as the founding family relinquished control for the first time in centuries. 
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