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Ted Baker results improve and year starts well, but still lots of work to do

Ted Baker results improve and year starts well, but still lots of work to do

​Ted Baker’s full-year preliminary results and Q1 update on Thursday showed “good sales momentum, improving gross margin and operating cost leverage” at the up-for-sale fashion retailer.
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Amazon opens first clothing store in Los Angeles

Amazon opens first clothing store in Los Angeles

The first ‘Amazon Style’ store opened its doors on May 25 in the Glendale neighborhood of Los Angeles. The debut is stirring up a lot of buzz as the group discusses whether to open its own version of a department store. 
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Hotter owner Unbound releases more details of new platform

Hotter owner Unbound releases more details of new platform

Unbound Group has announced that its new online multi-brand retail platform will be powered by Mirakl, calling it “the industry’s first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform”.
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The Vintage Store signs at Liverpool One for largest location yet

The Vintage Store signs at Liverpool One for largest location yet

​The Liverpool One mall goes from strength to strength. The Grosvenor operated shopping centre at the heart of the city has signed The Vintage Store, with the retailer opening its biggest UK store to date.
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UK retail sales normalised in May, but fall expected in June, online awful - CBI

UK retail sales normalised in May, but fall expected in June, online awful - CBI

​UK retailers reported just “average” sales for the time of year in May (0% from -24% in April), up from a weaker- than-normal previous month. But overall sales are expected to fall below seasonal norms again in June.
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Klépierre appoints Stéphane Tortajada as CFO

Klépierre appoints Stéphane Tortajada as CFO

The French real estate company has recruited Stéphane Tortajada, who has worked for the Casino group and EDF, as chief financial officer, and is reappointing Jean-Marc Jestin as chairman of the board.
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Mountain Warehouse launches marketplace for outdoor sector

Mountain Warehouse launches marketplace for outdoor sector

​Outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse is the latest retail name to enter the marketplace channel with it launching a new marketplace on its webstore this week.
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Cash-strapped Britons cut back on clothing, cosmetics

Cash-strapped Britons cut back on clothing, cosmetics

​As the cost of living crisis deepens, Britons have a long list of items they're cutting back on and a new study shows that top of the list is clothing.
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M&S strong in latest year, but turnaround still a work in progress, exits Russia for good

M&S strong in latest year, but turnaround still a work in progress, exits Russia for good

​Steve Rowe delivered his last set of M&S results on Wednesday with the M&S veteran now stepping down as CEO of the business he’s led through its latest turnaround.
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Amazon reportedly willing to reduce the size of its logistics park in the U.S.

Amazon reportedly willing to reduce the size of its logistics park in the U.S.

After a strong acceleration in logistics, Amazon is reportedly backtracking by looking to terminate its leases or sublet 12 of its largest U.S. units in parallel with labor union accusations against the company. 
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Cotopaxi taps Damien Huang as president

Cotopaxi taps Damien Huang as president

Outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi announced on Tuesday the appointment of its first-ever president, Damien Huang.
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PrettyLittleThing launches designer competition with Teyana Taylor

PrettyLittleThing launches designer competition with Teyana Taylor

Boohoo Group’s PrettyLittleThing label has announced its ‘Designer of the Year’ competition alongside award-winning director, singer, songwriter, choreographer, actress and model Teyana Taylor.
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Moda and Pure London owner reports faster-than-expected recovery

Moda and Pure London owner reports faster-than-expected recovery

​Faster and better than expected. That’s the recovery story from events specialist Hyve Group in its 2022 interim update on Tuesday. The events firm also said future focus will be “on sectors, rather than geographies”.
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Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

​Secret Sales has launched a fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre. It’s called Fulfilment by Secret Sales and it aims to solve logistics challenges.
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Club L London launches Irish website

Club L London launches Irish website

​Club L London has launched in Ireland. The accessible luxury online retailer can now be shopped on clubllondon.ie. The launch comes after the brand saw total Ireland traffic figures increase 90% in Q1 2022 vs Q4 2021.
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Very Group to add new webstore tech

Very Group to add new webstore tech

E-tailer Very Group has long embraced technology and now the owner of the Very and Littlewoods sites has announced plans to transform its Very.co.uk content management system through a new partnership with Amplience.
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