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New Bazaarvoice tools help firms measure impact of Facebook organic content

New Bazaarvoice tools help firms measure impact of Facebook organic content

​Bazaarvoice — the provider of product reviews and UGC solutions — has unveiled new tools to allow tracking and optimisation of top-performing posts to drive more sales/revenue through social channels. 
Fashion
November shopping patterns raise fears for December, but fashion stays buoyant

November shopping patterns raise fears for December, but fashion stays buoyant

​BDO's latest report showed November UK retail sales continuing to rise with fashion fairly strong. But there are fears that shoppers have largely completed their Christmas shopping and December may be weak.
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Primark performance "encouraging" in new financial year, opens latest French store on Friday

Primark performance "encouraging" in new financial year, opens latest French store on Friday

​It was a very brief update, but a welcome one nonetheless. Ahead of its annual general meeting on Friday, Primark owner ABF issued a statement saying that all is going well at the budget fashion chain.
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Marimekko opens experiential store in New York's SoHo

Marimekko opens experiential store in New York's SoHo

Finnish design house Marimekko announced on Thursday the opening of a new store in New York’s Soho district, introducing a fresh store concept.
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La Double J arrives in New York for dual holiday events

La Double J arrives in New York for dual holiday events

The colorful and lively Milanese brand arrives in Manhattan for a party and café takeover with its typical festive flare. 
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The Mission acquires Influence Sports & Media for £1.5m

The Mission acquires Influence Sports & Media for £1.5m

​Digital marketing and communications group Mission’s agency Mongoose has acquired Influence Sports & Media for an initial consideration of £1.5 million.
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THG links with Bynder to scale up personal digital experiences

THG links with Bynder to scale up personal digital experiences

Digital asset management company Bynder has partnered with THG Ingenuity, THG’s proprietary technology platform that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers globally.
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Berwick Street welcomes new pop-ups as Shaftesbury unveils 11 new retail units

Berwick Street welcomes new pop-ups as Shaftesbury unveils 11 new retail units

London’s Berwick Street Market continues its transformation into a style-driven niche retail location. The latest upgrade comes as property giant Shaftesbury unveils 11 new units in the heart of Soho.
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Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

​Consumers have taken a “direct hit” as the cost-of-living crisis eats into their Christmas finances and that’s going to dent their fashion spend, a new study from tax, audit and consultancy firm RSM claims.
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Most UK consumers are switching on to pre-loved says Amazon survey

Most UK consumers are switching on to pre-loved says Amazon survey

​We all know that pre-owned interest is seeing a strong upswing and now, a new Amazon survey has highlighted that more than half of British people say they’d welcome a pre-loved present this Christmas.
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Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

​Frasers Group’s results for the six month to late October showed the company continuing to prosper, even against a tough backdrop, with overall revenue up 12.7% at £2.638 billion. 
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London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

​The point at which brands, retailers and destinations equal or exceed key measures from before the pandemic is being closely watched and Wembley Park’s London Designer Outlet has just hit a key milestone on this front.
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Last Corner Shop of 2022 goes silver and sustainable at Selfridges

Last Corner Shop of 2022 goes silver and sustainable at Selfridges

Selfridges has opened a silver-themed Reselfridges pop-up at the London flagship store until 8 January. It's part of the fashion retailer’s wider Project Earth mission "to change the way people shop".
Luxury
Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

​Retail may have had it tough in recent years, with lots of negative headlines. But a new report says it's turning out to be the most resilient real estate asset class this year, enjoying major investment.
Fashion
Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

​BNPL specialist Klarna has released its first trends report and said that 2022 has been all about “nostalgia… as consumers turn to products reflective of more carefree times”.
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Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Just how major the changes have been on Britain's high streets after two years of lockdowns and trading restrictions can be seen in a new report, with department stores and fashion retail hit the hardest.
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