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FatFace Christmas sales look good, both women's and men's prove strong

FatFace Christmas sales look good, both women's and men's prove strong

​Fashion and lifestyle retailer FatFace has reported Christmas sales up a hefty 34% as both digital and stores did well in the five weeks to 7 January.
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Matalan new owners says cost pressures will hit profits, Hargreaves unhappy after failed bid

Matalan new owners says cost pressures will hit profits, Hargreaves unhappy after failed bid

​Matalan on Monday confirmed that its new owners are a group of its senior lenders and gave details of its funding package. But it also revealed a challenging Q3 and December that have dented profit expectations.
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WGSN and Stylus founder Marc Worth dies

WGSN and Stylus founder Marc Worth dies

Trends and insight service Stylus has announced the death of its founder Marc Worth, who also founded global trends service WGSN with his brother Julian.
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New owners prepare for Matalan takeover as founder's final bid fails

New owners prepare for Matalan takeover as founder's final bid fails

Matalan founder John Hargreaves has failed to regain control of the retailer with its lenders winning the prize. But they're also said to be planning talks with unsuccessful bidders about a possible minority investment.
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Joe Browns invests £2m in warehouse upgrade

Joe Browns invests £2m in warehouse upgrade

Joe Browns is to invest £2 million in a warehouse upgrade, designed to support both the fashion and lifestyle retailer’s “growth ambitions and increase pick face efficiency”, it said Friday.
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ABG's Ted Baker seeks job cuts

ABG's Ted Baker seeks job cuts

In a tough retail landscape, news of redundancies are expected grow following the key Christmas trading and clearance sale periods. Ted Baker has become the most high-profile brand to be looking at potential job cuts.
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Maison&Objet show adopts “Take Care!” as theme for January 2023 edition

Maison&Objet show adopts “Take Care!” as theme for January 2023 edition

Parisian design and home decoration trade show Maison&Objet will showcase 2,300 exhibitors at its next session, opening on January 19 at the Paris Nord exhibition centre, with taking care of oneself as its theme.
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Adidas loses New York trial against Thom Browne over three-stripe design

Adidas loses New York trial against Thom Browne over three-stripe design

A Manhattan jury on Thursday said Adidas AG had failed to show luxury brand Thom Browne Inc's use of stripes on its clothing infringed the sportswear giant's signature three-stripe trademark.
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Not on the High Street is latest retailer to plan job cuts

Not on the High Street is latest retailer to plan job cuts

​As economic conditions bite, online gifting marketplace Not on the High Street has admitted it’s planning to make cuts to its workforce, citing “challenging market conditions”.
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Pitti Uomo diversifies into design and pet accessories

Pitti Uomo diversifies into design and pet accessories

The Florentine trade fair is branching out into new categories such as The Sign, dedicated to furniture accessories, and Pittipets, dedicated to brands for pets, with an ever-increasing emphasis on lifestyle. 
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Fashion and sport sales fall at Very Group, but womenswear stays ahead

Fashion and sport sales fall at Very Group, but womenswear stays ahead

​Beauty and home were among the categories that drove sales higher at The Very Group in the seven weeks to 23 December, and even though fashion as a whole dropped, womenswear rose.
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Pepco outperforms yet again after "very successful" Christmas

Pepco outperforms yet again after "very successful" Christmas

Impressive trading numbers continue to spill out of Pepco Group, the fast-growing pan-European variety discount retailer, with group revenues for the first quarter ended 31 December 27% higher year-on-year.
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Wilko jobs at risk as customer service to be outsourced

Wilko jobs at risk as customer service to be outsourced

Redundancies loom for struggling UK discount retailer Wilko. Reports say 95 jobs are under threat after the Nottinghamshire-headquartered firm has decided to outsource its customer service operations.
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Smiles all round at M&S after merry Christmas that saw market share growth

Smiles all round at M&S after merry Christmas that saw market share growth

​M&S turned in what it called a “strong” performance for the Christmas quarter on Thursday with the 13 weeks to 31 December seeing total group sales up 9.9% at £3.6 billion.
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Chateau Orlando: Luke Edward Hall does optimistic fashion

Chateau Orlando: Luke Edward Hall does optimistic fashion

Leave it to Pitti to herald a fresh luxury concept, in this case Chateau Orlando; an unusual hybrid brand where fashion meets décor and design, and the brainchild of Luke Edward Hall.
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Festive fashion strong for Sainsbury's as Tu Clothing beats pre-pandemic sales

Festive fashion strong for Sainsbury's as Tu Clothing beats pre-pandemic sales

​The Sainsbury’s Q3 trading statement on Wednesday many have been mainly about the supermarket giant’s grocery operations, but it also revealed that clothing sales rose 5.1% in the core festive shopping season.
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