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Fashion struggled in July says latest BDO sales tracker

Fashion struggled in July says latest BDO sales tracker

July was a disappointing month for UK physical shops and fashion really struggled with online sales unable to make up for spending that wasn't happening on the high street.
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Alicia Keys links with E.l.f. for new beauty brand

Alicia Keys links with E.l.f. for new beauty brand

The American singer, actor and producer is joining the ranks of celebrities who've brought out their own line of make-up or skincare. The singer has teamed with E.l.f. on the project.
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UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Friday.
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Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat.
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Henkel shampoo sales slide but cleaning products soar

Henkel shampoo sales slide but cleaning products soar

German consumer goods group Henkel reported a big drop in sales of its beauty care business on Thursday on the closure of hair salons due to the coronavirus.
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Hammerson to raise £825m, reboot lease terms with retailers, sell VIA stake

Hammerson to raise £825m, reboot lease terms with retailers, sell VIA stake

UK shopping centre operator Hammerson announced moves to raise a combined £825m on Thursday and said it would reboot the terms of its leases with retailers as it faced a slump in rent collections and footfall.
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Eurozone retail sales back to pre-crisis levels, fashion up but e-tail slips back

Eurozone retail sales back to pre-crisis levels, fashion up but e-tail slips back

Retail sales volumes in the eurozone rebounded in June to levels seen in February before lockdowns, official estimates showed on Wednesday, completing a recovery that began in May after record drops in March and April.
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​Footballer who tackled poverty stars in British Vogue's Black 'hope' issue

​Footballer who tackled poverty stars in British Vogue's Black 'hope' issue

Marcus Rashford, whose campaigning pushed the government to change policy on free school meals, has won further recognition for his poverty-fighting efforts - on the cover of British Vogue celebrating black leaders.
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Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden

Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden

Amazon.com Inc has started preparations to launch in Sweden, marking its first step to establish a local presence in a Nordic country.
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Ralph Lauren revenue sinks as pandemic hammers demand

Ralph Lauren revenue sinks as pandemic hammers demand

Ralph Lauren Corp said on Tuesday its quarterly revenue plunged by nearly $1 billion, as it struggled with coronavirus-led store closures and a slowdown in demand for luxury goods across the world.
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Google Cloud prepares for Black Friday 'peak on top of peak'

Google Cloud prepares for Black Friday 'peak on top of peak'

Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud unit is poised for a surge in fourth-quarter sales from U.S. retailers, as they brace for record online shopping during the holidays because of COVID-19 lockdowns.
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John Lewis makes major move on supplier engagement

John Lewis makes major move on supplier engagement

​Department stores chain John Lewis has announced that, “following a successful trial”, it’s rolling out a new “progressive supplier engagement programme” called Better Jobs to all of its 120 UK manufacturing suppliers. 
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Australia's Melbourne to close retail until September

Australia's Melbourne to close retail until September

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne already under night curfew announced fresh restrictions on industries on Monday, including retail, as it steps up desperate efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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John Lewis in complete strategy rethink: digital first and new business areas

John Lewis in complete strategy rethink: digital first and new business areas

The John Lewis Partnership has said it must diversify beyond retail to survive the turmoil on the high street and plans to expand into financial services, gardening, housing and rental options.
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Lord & Taylor in bankruptcy filing

Lord & Taylor in bankruptcy filing

​Venerable US retailer Lord & Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, becoming the latest in a growing list of storied names to do so amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the retail sector.
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Hammerson mulls sale of VIA Outlets stake to raise cash

Hammerson mulls sale of VIA Outlets stake to raise cash

UK malls giant Hammerson on Monday confirmed press peculation that it’s in “advanced discussions on the terms of a possible disposal of its 50% interest in VIA Outlets to its joint venture partner APG”.
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