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Amazon workers at German warehouse to strike again

Amazon workers at German warehouse to strike again

Trade union Verdi on Sunday called on workers at a German Amazon warehouse to strike for the second time in a week to disrupt the processing of orders following the 'Black Friday' discount shopping sales on Nov. 27.
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More than half of German retailers pessimistic about Christmas: HDE

More than half of German retailers pessimistic about Christmas: HDE

More than half of German retailers expect fewer customers and falling sales over the crucial Christmas period, according to a survey of 550 companies by the German Retail Association (HDE).
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Shopify announces record Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion

Shopify announces record Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion

Canada’s Shopify announced over the weekend record-setting global Black Friday sales of $2.4 billion coming from the more than one million businesses on its platform. 
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Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

​Arcadia’s expected administration filing could derail JD Sports’ plan to buy Debenhams as Arcadia’s brands are a huge presence in the department store chain via a large number of concessions. 
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Arcadia administration imminent: could Frasers or Boohoo buy brands?

Arcadia administration imminent: could Frasers or Boohoo buy brands?

Giant fashion group Arcadia is believed to be on the verge of the worst UK corporate collapse of the Covid crisis, with the firm expected to go into administration as early as Monday. This would put 13,000 jobs at risk.
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US online sales surge to near-record on 'Black Friday'

US online sales surge to near-record on 'Black Friday'

US online sales surged on the traditional "Black Friday" to set the country's second-highest one-day mark ever as virus-wary Americans shunned in-person shopping, the Adobe software company reported Saturday.
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Using French volcanic rock to make spectacle frames

Using French volcanic rock to make spectacle frames

Like apparel, shoes and accessories, spectacles have been in "green revolution" mode for several years, looking to eco-friendly and natural materials, each as original as the next.
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Can't get to the shops? These boutiques come to you

Can't get to the shops? These boutiques come to you

While some brands launched free and flexible return policies for online shopping, other brands decided to go directly to their clients by launching fashion trucks.
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Ascena to sell premium and plus brands for $540 million

Ascena to sell premium and plus brands for $540 million

As it seeks to exit bankruptcy, the Mahwah, New Jersey-based fashion retail group has announced plans to sell its Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands to an affiliate of Sycamore Partners.
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Current global president of Napapijri to become Calida Group CEO

Current global president of Napapijri to become Calida Group CEO

Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart, who has served at VF Corp brand's including The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri, will take over as leader of Switzerland's Calida Group in early 2021, succeeding Reiner Pichler. 
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Pretty Little Thing Black Friday 99%-off sale sparks fears over garment workers' pay in UK

Pretty Little Thing Black Friday 99%-off sale sparks fears over garment workers' pay in UK

Pretty Little Thing, which offered Black Friday bargain-hunters discounts of up to 99%, faced criticism on social media over how it could keep its promises to pay factory workers fairly when charging such low prices.
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King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
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New look Mothercare looks to profitable future after torrid year

New look Mothercare looks to profitable future after torrid year

​With Mothercare’s radical transformation into an international franchise operation now complete, the retailer is hoping the toughest of years (and some ugly trading figures) are now firmly in the past.
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Moss Bros to launch CVA as it seeks to cut rent costs

Moss Bros to launch CVA as it seeks to cut rent costs

Crisis-hit Moss Bros has launched a CVA proposal as it works towards restructuring its fixed cost base on the back of the Covid crisis and a second wave of lockdowns that have “severely impacted” its trading.
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As Paris lockdown ends, Nobis opens a boutique, and founder Robin Yates recounts why

As Paris lockdown ends, Nobis opens a boutique, and founder Robin Yates recounts why

Remarkably, on the day the second lockdown in Paris ends, November 28, and clothing stores can open, Canada’s Nobis will debut a brand new store there. Its founder Robin Yates explains how it has defied the downturn.
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Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Retail property giant Hammerson has created a new senior role with Grégoire Peureux joining it as Chief Operating Officer. He will “focus on the delivery of strategic initiatives at a group level”.
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