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Calvin Klein names Linh Peters as global chief marketing officer

Calvin Klein names Linh Peters as global chief marketing officer

Peters will drive brand experience, product marketing and data-driven marketing innovation for the Calvin Klein brand, and will oversee all aspects of Calvin Klein’s consumer marketing organization. 
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Kering luxury brands recover from virus hit, though Gucci lags

Kering luxury brands recover from virus hit, though Gucci lags

French luxury group Kering confirmed a broad recovery in sales of high-end goods in the third quarter as Asian and U.S. demand helped revenues improve, though its star Gucci brand underperformed rivals.
Luxury
London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
Fashion
Prada appoints Malika Savell as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

Prada appoints Malika Savell as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

The Italian label too has introduced the role of director in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion. Based in North America, the position has been entrusted to Malika Savell, formerly with French luxury group LVMH.
Luxury
Browns marks 50 years with exclusives, retro-modern campaign and webstore revamp

Browns marks 50 years with exclusives, retro-modern campaign and webstore revamp

​London destination store Browns is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a major campaign, a raft of exclusives, a webstore redesign and lots more activity to mark the influential store’s half-century.
Luxury
Launchmetrics to examine the future of brand performance in new virtual summit

Launchmetrics to examine the future of brand performance in new virtual summit

The digital event, taking place on 5 November, will see more than 20 industry experts come together to discuss the future of brand performance for the fashion, luxury and beauty industries.
Fashion
Ralph Lauren adds Valerie Jarrett to board

Ralph Lauren adds Valerie Jarrett to board

Jarrett's career includes time spent as senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and media company Attn, among other roles. 
Luxury
ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

November 28 — the Saturday immediately following Black Friday — will be the busiest in-store shopping day of the UK Christmas period, according to new data from ShopperTrak.
Fashion
Burberry morphs its gaming tech into a tool for fashion design, sustainability

Burberry morphs its gaming tech into a tool for fashion design, sustainability

​Burberry continues to burnish its reputation as a tech innovator in luxury fashion with a new initiative to “revolutionise fashion design and engineering”. The first products using the tech are now dropping in-store.
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Roberto Cavalli confirms Ennio Fontana is new GM

Roberto Cavalli confirms Ennio Fontana is new GM

Philipp Plein's former right-hand man is the new general manager of the Florentine luxury label. He succeeds Gian Giacomo Ferraris, who will stay on to ensure a smooth transition until the end of 2020.
Luxury
UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

The number of high street shop closures hit a record level in the first half of 2020 amid a challenging year for retail and leisure.
Fashion
Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

​Wales has announced a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown, which means most businesses must close. Non-essential retail is now back to where it was in the wider UK lockdown that ended in June.
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New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

The new coronavirus restrictions that came into effect in recent days had an immediate impact on retail footfall across the UK. There was a decline of 3.1% in the seven days to October 17, compared to the week before.
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West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

​London’s West End is going the extra mile to attract shoppers for the run-up to the festive period. It's introducing new safety measures as it tries to reassure nervous shoppers that physical stores are Covid-secure.
Fashion
Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

​It seems that Frasers Group CEO Mike Ashley is once again targeting Debenhams as a takeover candidate with a report at the weekend saying he's renewing his interest in the department stores chain. 
Fashion
Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Property giant Landsec shared the broad outlines of a new strategy from still-new CEO Mark Allan on Monday and it may surprise some that it includes a continuing focus on retail, on London and on giant regional malls. 
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