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Aritzia sees sales grow 6% in Q4, expects 45% decline in Q1

Aritzia sees sales grow 6% in Q4, expects 45% decline in Q1

The Canadian fashion retailer has announced a 6.3% increase in fourth-quarter sales thanks to a strong performance from its e-commerce business, but anticipates significant declines in the first quarter due to Covid-19.
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Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

The outdoor apparel and equipment company has announced a new partnership with The Savory Insititute as part of its efforts to help build a regenerative leather supply chain for the apparel and footwear industry.
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Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending

Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending

U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment.  
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Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

Protests turned violent in places including New York and Chicago following the death in Minneapolis of a black man, George Floyd, seen on video gasping for breath as a white police officer knelt on his neck.
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Pandemic sends retailer PAS Group into voluntary administration

Pandemic sends retailer PAS Group into voluntary administration

Australian clothing retailer PAS Group said on Friday it has entered voluntary administration to review its operations, citing tough financial market conditions.
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Nike says 'Don't Do It' on racism

Nike says 'Don't Do It' on racism

Nike has taken a stand against racism with a "Don't do it" campaign, a twist on its famous catch phrase, as protests against police brutality spread across the United States.
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Amazon removes racist messages after they appear on some product listings

Amazon removes racist messages after they appear on some product listings

Amazon.com Inc said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple’s AirPods and other similar products. 
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Target closes select Minneapolis stores amid protests

Target closes select Minneapolis stores amid protests

Over 30 stores in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area will remain temporarily closed as protests of the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis police custody, continue in the Twin Cities. 
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LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

The independent designer concept store has unveiled several shoppable windows on London’s South Molton Street allowing independent brands to showcase their products whilst observing social distancing.
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German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fell at their fastest pace since 2007 in April, data showed on Friday, but the drop was not as steep as expected in a sign of Germany's relative resilience  during the coronavirus crisis.
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Hush unveils new e-tail site

Hush unveils new e-tail site

The online fashion brand has launched a new e-commerce website with a faster, mobile-friendly design and new payment options.
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Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

The campaign, founded by social impact entrepreneur Kerry Bannigan and supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will add a fashion element to the 24-hour fundraising broadcast.
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Matalan seeks £50m funding injection from lenders

Matalan seeks £50m funding injection from lenders

The funding consists of a £25m revolving credit facility from the government’s Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and £25m of new notes that will be purchased by a group of current bondholders. 
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Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

European e-tailer Zalando has taken a major step forward in driving a more sustainability-focused retail sector post-pandemic, making sustainability assessment mandatory for its private labels and partner brands.
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H&M tops sustainable textiles ranking, launches new eco swim collab with UK surf collective

H&M tops sustainable textiles ranking, launches new eco swim collab with UK surf collective

H&M is continuing to focus on its sustainability credentials with news that it’s launching a new collab swimwear collection and that it has topped a key ranking from the global non-profit Textile Exchange.
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