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Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara has radically upsized its presence at Landsec’s giant Bluewater mall in Kent with the 37,000 sq ft space also representing the UK debut for its global flagship concept.
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Retailers Missguided and Boux Avenue report lockdown loungewear boom

Retailers Missguided and Boux Avenue report lockdown loungewear boom

​Two UK retailers have highlighted the ongoing importance of loungewear this year with Missguided on Thursday saying it saw a 70% surge in sales of the category while Boux Avenue said most consumers are wearing it.​
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'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

​Stores in England were ultra-busy on Wednesday as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen, retailers went the extra mile to make their locations appealing and consumers rushed to buy bargains or to do Xmas shopping.
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Bonmarché is latest retailer to collapse with new administration filing

Bonmarché is latest retailer to collapse with new administration filing

​Three days into the week and now a third major chain has collapsed. On Wednesday, value womenswear business Bonmarché filed for administration again, with 1,500 jobs at risk.
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Reiss, Lacoste, Sockshop open new stores on reopening day

Reiss, Lacoste, Sockshop open new stores on reopening day

It’s become something of a 2020 tradition for retailers to coincide new store openings with post-lockdown reopenings and on Wednesday, as England’s stores welcomed shoppers back, there were three fashion-linked debuts.
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Cyber Week adds 1m new Zalando customers, Connected Retail is key

Cyber Week adds 1m new Zalando customers, Connected Retail is key

Germany’s Zalando is the latest to report a record-breaking performance in November as it said it acquired over a million new customers during its sixth Cyber Week.
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Uniqlo November sales edge up, gets first 'design registration' for key stores

Uniqlo November sales edge up, gets first 'design registration' for key stores

November was a fairly lukewarm month for Uniqlo chain in its domestic market, but at least Japanese sales didn't fall. In fact comparable sales, including online, were up 0.5% year-on-year, while total sales rose 0.8%.
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UK government pledges support for those affected by Arcadia failure

UK government pledges support for those affected by Arcadia failure

The UK's business secretary, has pledged support for those affected by the Arcadia administration filing. He didn’t mention Debenhams, but it's to be assumed there will also be support for those hurt by its failure. 
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Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

​Supermarkets giant Tesco said it’s repaying the £585m worth of business rates relief it received as part of the retailer support offered during lockdowns this year. Rivals Sainsbury's and Morrisons then did the same.
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VF Corp opens first multibrand concept store in Milan

VF Corp opens first multibrand concept store in Milan

The American lifestyle group has announced the opening of Orefici11, a multibrand concept store, where the company's Timberland, The North Face and Napapijri brands have been brought together for the first time. 
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Adidas for Prada launches A+P Luna Rossa 21 sneaker

Adidas for Prada launches A+P Luna Rossa 21 sneaker

Adidas and Prada have revealed the latest stage of their style collaboration and this time it is all about the German active sports giant marrying its technological expertise to the design savvy of the Italian marque.
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M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

​As shops in England prepare to reopen on December 2, the big names are going the extra mile to encourage consumers into physical spaces after a year in which enforced closures have devastated visitor traffic and sales.
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Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

It looks to be all over for Debenhams as it was confirmed on Tuesday that the UK's oldest and largest department store business is to be liquidated following the end of last-ditch rescue talks.
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Sosandar losses shrink, casual is key but customers still want glamour

Sosandar losses shrink, casual is key but customers still want glamour

Sosandar has narrowed its losses in the latest six months with the company’s sales having surged both during and after the spring lockdown.
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Former Zappos CEO dies at 46

Former Zappos CEO dies at 46

Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Zappos, died on Friday in Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. He was 46.
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Foot Locker begins search for new CFO

Foot Locker begins search for new CFO

The New York-based athletic apparel and footwear retailer has announced the planned retirement of EVP and CFO Lauren B. Peters and the start of a search for her replacement.
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