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U.S. retail traffic jumped over Memorial Day weekend - cellphone data

U.S. retail traffic jumped over Memorial Day weekend - cellphone data

Americans surged outside their homes over the Memorial weekend, data from cellphone location companies showed in one of the strongest signs yet of the economic reopening taking hold in the country.
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Ted Baker plans to reopen stores in June as UK eases lockdown

Ted Baker plans to reopen stores in June as UK eases lockdown

British retailer Ted Baker is preparing for a gradual reopening of its stores from mid-June and will recall furloughed staff based on the needs of its operations, the company said on Friday.
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Abercrombie & Fitch posts steeper-than-expected loss as pandemic keeps stores shut

Abercrombie & Fitch posts steeper-than-expected loss as pandemic keeps stores shut

Abercrombie & Fitch Co reported a steeper-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday, hurt by plunging demand for apparel as most of its stores were forced to shutter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company said on Thursday.
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Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

Alibaba is emerging as one of China's biggest corporate winners of the coronavirus crisis, gaining the opportunity to expand its businesses and solidify itself as a critical part of the country's socio-economic engine.
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Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly close to an administration filing due to the UK retail lockdown. As many as 3,500 jobs could be at risk if it goes under, but it's likely to survive in some form.
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French fashion retailer Camaïeu files for receivership

French fashion retailer Camaïeu files for receivership

The 900-store French fashion chain has failed to obtain a state-backed loan, and on May 26 it filed for receivership before the trade court in Lille, France.
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Mango launches reusable face masks

Mango launches reusable face masks

The Spanish brand has revealed its latest collection will include a range of reusable face masks for men, women and children, as well as hand sanitiser gels.
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UK lockdown sends Asos Marketplace sales soaring

UK lockdown sends Asos Marketplace sales soaring

Asos Marketplace has seen sales surging since lockdown measures were introduced in the UK, aided by an expanded list of sellers and a shift to online retail.
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E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

The lockdown may be easing, but the coronavirus continues to negatively impact many product sectors in the UK. Yet some sectors are already seeing a recovery of sorts with searches for certain products back on the rise.
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Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

With fitting rooms having to remain closed when stores reopen and widespread ‘quarantining’ of garments that have been handled by shoppers being planned, doubt is being cast on the effectiveness of such measures.
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Debenhams cuts 'hundreds' of head office staff - sources

Debenhams cuts 'hundreds' of head office staff - sources

British department store group Debenhams has cut “hundreds” of head office jobs as it slims down its administrative functions to support a smaller business in the future, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
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Lacoste launches Polo Merci solidarity shirt for Red Cross and Red Crescent

Lacoste launches Polo Merci solidarity shirt for Red Cross and Red Crescent

Lacoste has launched a limited edition Polo Merci soft-collar shirt, whose proceeds will go the Red Cross and Red Crescent, helping associations and volunteers in the pandemic.
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Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo has just splashed out £269.8 million to buy the 34% of PrettyLittleThing it didn't already own with the firm now in full control of a brand that's nearly 10 times larger than when it first bought a stake in 2017.
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Adidas and Allbirds race towards ultra-sustainable future in new sports shoe JV

Adidas and Allbirds race towards ultra-sustainable future in new sports shoe JV

Adidas and Allbirds are partnering “to push the boundaries of sustainability by setting out to accomplish something that has never been done before: a sports performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint”.
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South Africa's Pepkor may scrap dividend as pandemic squeezes retail spending

South Africa's Pepkor may scrap dividend as pandemic squeezes retail spending

Pepkor Holdings said on Wednesday it does not expect to declare a dividend for financial year 2020, as it looks to preserve cash to tide over the coronavirus crisis after reporting a 13.6% fall in first-half earnings.
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