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Japan's 'invisible' disabled artisans fight for spotlight

Japan's 'invisible' disabled artisans fight for spotlight

In a trendy Tokyo neighbourhood, customers browse the wares at Majerca, a shop stocked with handmade items from scarves to glassware, all produced by people with disabilities.
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Walmart chief merchant retires, customer service officer exits

Walmart chief merchant retires, customer service officer exits

Walmart Inc has announced the departure of two executives from its American business, as the supermarket chain continues on a trajectory of mid-to-high single digit growth for its U.S. same-store sales for the full year.
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Lawsuit against Amazon filed in tornado swarm that left 6 dead in Illinois warehouse

Lawsuit against Amazon filed in tornado swarm that left 6 dead in Illinois warehouse

The family of an Amazon.com delivery truck driver in Illinois who died in December when a warehouse was destroyed by a swarm of tornadoes that killed six people there, filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday.
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ASOS to support extra 25,000 UK jobs in next four years

ASOS to support extra 25,000 UK jobs in next four years

​ASOS is big and the online fashion retailer is expected to get much bigger in the next three-to-four years. That’s according to the firm’s first-ever economic impact report complied by Oxford Economics.
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Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

​It’s being heralded as a venture to "redefine how consumers use retail spaces". It’s called The Campus and is being developed to include pop-up retail, flexible workspace, and an urban food hall. 
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UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
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Leeds Group's Covid woes continue, short-term outlook "remains difficult"

Leeds Group's Covid woes continue, short-term outlook "remains difficult"

Covid-19 is still an issue for Leeds Group. The UK-based fabrics and haberdashery wholesaler and retailer’s half-year to 23 November 2021 saw it continuing to struggle.
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Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

​Two key executives who helped to shape UK retail died in the last few days. Paul Myners was the former chairman of M&S and Landsec and John Sainsbury was the driving force behind the supermarket chain for 23 years.
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Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Former Farfetch COO Andrew Robb is in the running to be the next CEO of ASOS, a report has claimed. There had been speculation in recent weeks that Robb was a contender for one of global fashion's top leadership posts.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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Next cuts sick pay for self-isolating unvaccinated staff

Next cuts sick pay for self-isolating unvaccinated staff

​Fashion retail giant Next has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to self-isolate because of exposure to Covid-19.
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Walmart U.S. president, CEO John Furner named NRF board of directors chair

Walmart U.S. president, CEO John Furner named NRF board of directors chair

The National Retail Federation on Friday announced Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors, succeeding Qurate Retail Inc. president and CEO, Mike George.  
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Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Right when you were thinking one could drown in all the laudable sustainable menswear on display in Milan, along comes Dolce & Gabbana to wake the whole city up with some moda alla Machine Gun Kelly on Saturday. 
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Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

The brothers Caten returned to their Canadian roots this season with a DSquared2 collection ideal for Deep North dandies and hipster trappers presented Friday, the opening day of the Milan menswear season.
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U.S. holiday sales endure supply chain, Omicron snags to hit $887 bln: NRF

U.S. holiday sales endure supply chain, Omicron snags to hit $887 bln: NRF

U.S. holiday sales in 2021 came in at a better-than-expected $886.7 billion, boosted by customers returning to stores and splurging more online, even as a jump in Covid-19 cases and supply chain issues loomed.
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