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Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

​The latest edition of John Lewis’s annual lifestyle report, Shop, Live, Look 2021, shows UK consumers adapting to lockdowns and more hours spent watching TV influenced fashion choices.
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UK retail sales growth weakened in September

UK retail sales growth weakened in September

Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
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French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

​French Connection on Tuesday released what we assume will be its last set of results before it’s sold, and they showed the start of a recovery. But its performance is still far from its glory days earlier this century.
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Bogart buys Slovakian perfumery chain Fann

Bogart buys Slovakian perfumery chain Fann

French beauty specialist Bogart continues in its efforts to build the fourth-largest selective perfumery network in Europe by acquiring the 70 stores operated by Slovakian perfumery chain Fann.
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Parfums Christian Dior names Francis Kurkdjian as perfumes creation director

Parfums Christian Dior names Francis Kurkdjian as perfumes creation director

Parfums Christian Dior has named Francis Kurkdjian as its perfumes creation director, in the latest step up in the LVMH hierarchy by the talented nose and scent creator.
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Jo Malone London opens flagship store on Lazada

Jo Malone London opens flagship store on Lazada

High-end perfumery brand Jo Malone London has partnered with Southeast Asia's e-commerce platform Lazada. The association marks the first region-wide Jo Malone London flagship stores on LazMall.
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Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

​Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois is preparing to leave as the heavily-indebted commercial property giant plans to cut up to 40 head office jobs in order to reduce costs, a report claims.
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Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

​Using retail areas as more than just places for stores in order to draw in more consumers has long been a strong initiative from Shaftesbury. And a particular focus has been music links when it comes to Carnaby Street.
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Sequential Skin raises $1.65m in new funding round

Sequential Skin raises $1.65m in new funding round

​UK/Singapore biotech start-up Sequential Skin has raised $1.65 million (£1.2 million) in an oversubscribed seed round “to revolutionise the future of skin health”, its founders said Monday.
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Scotch & Soda speeds up growth with 22 new shops globally

Scotch & Soda speeds up growth with 22 new shops globally

​Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda on Monday announced an “acceleration of its growth strategy”. This includes the opening of 15 new physical stores and seven new concessions by year-end around the world.
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Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

​Chinese fashion business Fosun Fashion Group is renaming itself to reflect its highest-profile acquisition and will now be known as Lanvin Group.
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ASOS shares plunge after results/CEO news, but sales still up in double-digits

ASOS shares plunge after results/CEO news, but sales still up in double-digits

​News that ASOS CEO Nick Beighton has stepped down rather put the firm’s results statement in the shade. But there’s no denying the company remains one of the most successful in fashion retail, even if growth is slowing.
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ASOS CEO is out, search starts for replacment

ASOS CEO is out, search starts for replacment

​The ASOS annual results Monday were overshadowed by CEO Nick Beighton stepping down with immediate effect. The e-tail giant said new leadership would “underpin delivery of the next phase of its global growth strategy”.
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Understanding in-store customer behaviour digitally is key to success says report

Understanding in-store customer behaviour digitally is key to success says report

​So what is the future of physical stores’ success in the fast-changing digitalised UK retail landscape? Having the technology to capture customer preferences and behaviours in-store, claims a report by Mercaux.
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'Steady September’ saved by staycations, start of return to offices - Springboard

'Steady September’ saved by staycations, start of return to offices - Springboard

The signs are looking good. UK retail footfall “surprisingly" continued to strengthen in September, boosted by a slow return to office working together with the beginnings of the return of overseas tourists.
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Progress on more turnover-based rents held back by trust issues - report

Progress on more turnover-based rents held back by trust issues - report

The increasing move towards turnover-based commercial property leases for retail has hit a stumbling block — trust. That's despite this form of leasing being seen as better suited to the operational needs of retailers.
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