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Foot Locker to launch new private label apparel brand Lckr

Foot Locker to launch new private label apparel brand Lckr

The New York-based active and footwear retailer has announced the upcoming launch of a new private label called Lckr, a casual apparel brand for men and women, conceived to complement the chain’s existing offering.
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US regulators warn firms over fake online reviews

US regulators warn firms over fake online reviews

Hundreds of companies ranging from Amazon to Google have been warned against resorting to bogus customer reviews, US regulators said, signalling a crackdown on misleading endorsements that have proliferated online.
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Recovery plan for French menswear chain Celio gets court approval

Recovery plan for French menswear chain Celio gets court approval

On October 14, the trade court in Bobigny, France, approved the recovery plan presented by the menswear retailer, which will continue in its turnaround efforts and plans to return to profitability in 2022.
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Vuarnet launches Marine Serre Mad Max-inspired eyewear collection

Vuarnet launches Marine Serre Mad Max-inspired eyewear collection

Vuarnet has launched a new eyewear collection designed by happening French creator Marine Serre, with its inspiration coming from cult action flick Mad Max.
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UK footfall fails to grow, but recovery in London, other cities continues

UK footfall fails to grow, but recovery in London, other cities continues

​Despite continuing worries about supplies of Christmas goods, British consumers appear to be holding back from diving too enthusiastically into Christmas shopping this early in the season.
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New Look begins post-pandemic expansion with key new store

New Look begins post-pandemic expansion with key new store

New Look’s return to growth has begun at Liverpool One. The fashion retailer has chosen to move into a 20,000 sq ft flagship store at 19 South John Street, replacing a temporary space at the central Liverpool mall.
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UK e-commerce sales tax still a 'work-in-progress' - report

UK e-commerce sales tax still a 'work-in-progress' - report

​The UK government is drawing up plans to introduce an online sales tax, but don’t expect its inclusion in the chancellor’s end-of-the-month budget. The news will come as a further disappointment for physical retailers.
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Frugi kidswear launches first-ever TV ad

Frugi kidswear launches first-ever TV ad

Childrenswear retailer Frugi has launched its first-ever television commercial. The ethical and sustainable brand’s ad will centre on the creative concept ‘Love the Planet You Play on’, running until mid-November.
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Textile wholesaler and retailer Leeds Group has a difficult year

Textile wholesaler and retailer Leeds Group has a difficult year

It’s been another tough year for Leeds Group and Covid-19 continues to be the culprit. While many British businesses are slowly recovering, UK-based-but-Germany-focused fabrics specialist is still some way off normality.
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Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

​The comeback of Laura Ashley in the fashion sector has begun as Batsheva Hay’s eponymous Batsheva label has linked up with the UK brand in a way makes the most of its heritage and targets the upscale shopper.
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Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

A strike is continuing at the Clarks warehouse in Somerset, England with workers saying the struggling firm wants to fire and rehire them on contracts that will reduce their pay and worsen their conditions.
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Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

​Another Manchester-based online fashion retailer is aiming to make a big impact via a TV sponsorship deal, with Ego having signed to sponsor the Channel 4 dating series The Love Trap that’s set to launch this week.
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Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

​Patrizio di Marco, is believed to be teaming up with private equity giant Carlyle again with a report that he’s set to take over as chairman of UK luxury retailer End.
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THG founder relinquishes 'golden share', aims to halt share price fall

THG founder relinquishes 'golden share', aims to halt share price fall

​As it reels from a plummeting share price, THG (which used to be known as The Hut Group) said on Monday that its founder is cancelling his Special Share rights.
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Swedish payments firm Klarna introduces 'pay now' option in UK

Swedish payments firm Klarna introduces 'pay now' option in UK

Swedish payments firm Klarna said on Monday it has introduced a number of changes to its product in the United Kingdom including the option for its users to "pay now" and in full.
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Rising prices flatter U.S. retail sales; demand for goods remains strong

Rising prices flatter U.S. retail sales; demand for goods remains strong

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in September, but there are fears that supply constraints could disrupt the holiday shopping season amid continued shortages of goods. 
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