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Loro Piana names Knit Design Award winners

Loro Piana names Knit Design Award winners

​Loro Piana has announced the winners of the sixth edition of its international Knit Design Award competition. The winners were students Po-Chieh Chiu and Shanon Poupard from the Institut Français de la Mode, Paris.
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M&S slams cabinet minister Gove over public inquiry into Marble Arch store plans

M&S slams cabinet minister Gove over public inquiry into Marble Arch store plans

M&S has lost its patience over long-running delays surrounding the demolition and rebuild of its flagship store at the Marble Arch end of London’s Oxford Street.
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Consumers want more personalisation but worry about privacy - report

Consumers want more personalisation but worry about privacy - report

Here’s a dilemma. Customers expect personalisation during every brand interaction — but they don’t trust brands to keep their personal data secure and to use it responsibly. 
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Brexit has damaged UK economy even though trade with EU has recovered

Brexit has damaged UK economy even though trade with EU has recovered

​Britain is becoming a more closed economy due to Brexit, with bad long-term implications for productivity and wages to leave the average worker £470 a year poorer by the end of the decade, a study said on Wednesday.
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UK inflation spikes again to hit another 40-year high

UK inflation spikes again to hit another 40-year high

​Soaring food prices pushed British consumer price inflation to a 40-year high of 9.1% last month, the highest rate out of the Group of Seven countries and underlining the severity of the cost-of-living crunch.
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Primark unlikely to add home delivery, despite  click & collect trial

Primark unlikely to add home delivery, despite click & collect trial

​The billionaire whose family controls Primark’s parent company has poured cold water on the idea that its newly-announced trial of click & collect services could lead to an eventual full offer online. 
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Asda chair Rose calls for more government help for businesses, consumers

Asda chair Rose calls for more government help for businesses, consumers

Retail stalwart Stuart Rose has joined business leaders in calling on the government to act on the cost of living crisis and rocketing inflation. The Asda chairman has urged ministers to help struggling households.
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UK government outlines BNPL tightening rules

UK government outlines BNPL tightening rules

Long-awaited proposals to tighten buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) rules in the UK have been tabled by the government In a bid to improve protection for users of the short-term credit.
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Hot weather both helps and hinders UK footfall in latest week

Hot weather both helps and hinders UK footfall in latest week

​Two weekly footfall reports on Monday showed that visitor traffic to retail destinations continues to climb, but that the goal of reaching and even exceeding the same level as 2019 remains elusive.
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Primark to launch Click & Collect test, sees strong SS22 as holidays return

Primark to launch Click & Collect test, sees strong SS22 as holidays return

Primark had big news on Monday and no, it wasn’t that trading is going well (which it is). It was that the company is working on a UK launch of a trial Click & Collect service for the end of this calendar year.
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Estée Lauder opens new travel retail distribution hub in Switzerland

Estée Lauder opens new travel retail distribution hub in Switzerland

As global tourism flows resume after two years marked by the pandemic, the US cosmetics group has opened a new 28,000 m2 distribution centre in Switzerland.
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M&S appoints tech expert Dunne as non-exec director

M&S appoints tech expert Dunne as non-exec director

​Marks & Spencer Group’s major senior team changes this spring have been boosted further with the appointed of tech expert Ronan Dunne to its board as a non-executive director, effective 1 August.
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eBay Europe head Hattrell poached by Asda backer TDR

eBay Europe head Hattrell poached by Asda backer TDR

Asda backer TDR Capital has poached eBay European boss Rob Hattrell. He joins the private equity firm as a partner from September. The news coincides with Asda saying its chief customer officer Meghan Farren is leaving.
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Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

The fine dining experience at Daniel has received a gloss up with help from French crystal brand Lalique. 
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N Brown remains positive in toughening market

N Brown remains positive in toughening market

​N Brown began Thursday’s trading update with the positives. Citing its position as “a top 10 UK clothing & footwear digital retailer” the group said it saw continued growth in strategic product revenue.
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Property sector hits back in row over Oxford Street candy store 'blight'

Property sector hits back in row over Oxford Street candy store 'blight'

​London’s commercial property industry has hit back at a claim landlords are turning a “blind eye” to candy stores along Oxford Street. The claim comes after Westminster City Council launched a probe into 30 stores.
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