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ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

​Non-essential stores in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) reopened on Monday with expectations of heavy demand after more than four months of being closed. 
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London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

London Fashion Week digital-first dates and line-up unveiled

​The UK may be reopening, but the next London Fashion Week event will be digital-first again. It happens from June 12-14, a week before the final UK reopening date.
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China's industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

China's industrial output growth slows in April, retail sales miss forecasts

China's factory output growth slowed in April from the jump seen in the previous month while retail sales missed analyst expectations, indicating more pressure on the recovery in consumption.
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JD Logistics launches Hong Kong IPO to raise up to $3.4 billion

JD Logistics launches Hong Kong IPO to raise up to $3.4 billion

JD Logistics will price its shares between $HK39.36 and $HK43.36 each as the company aims to raise up to $3.4 billion, according to the company's filings. 
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Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

The Italian fashion group has revealed that its consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totalled 80.1 million euros, up 5.1% from 76.2 million euros in the prior-year period.
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Iconix sales fall 15% in first quarter

Iconix sales fall 15% in first quarter

The owner of brands including Umbro and Lee Cooper announced Q1 revenue of $23.6 million on Thursday, representing a 15% year-over-year decline, largely due to a 41% decrease in the company’s women’s segment.
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StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

​There’s been a lot of talk about Crocs being hot again in recent months and StockX, the resale platform for sneakers, streetwear, and collectibles said in the UK, it has seen Crocs sales rising five-fold year-on-year.
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Steinhoff prices Pepco shares at 40 zlotys in Warsaw listing

Steinhoff prices Pepco shares at 40 zlotys in Warsaw listing

South African conglomerate Steinhoff said on Friday it had set the price of shares in discount retailer Pepco at 40 zlotys (8.8 euros) in its Warsaw listing, giving the company a market capitalisation of 23 bn zlotys.
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Dollar falls after weak retail sales data

Dollar falls after weak retail sales data

The U.S. dollar edged lower against major currencies on Friday after a report that U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in April and as fears of accelerating inflation receded.
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Boohoo launches recycled plastic collection, four-point sustainability plan

Boohoo launches recycled plastic collection, four-point sustainability plan

Boohoo is continuing its self-cleansing process. The online fast fashion retailer has launched a new clothing range made from recycled plastic and published its ‘Ready For The Future’ commitment to sustainability.
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Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Arthur Beale, one of the oldest stores in London, is to close permanently next month. The storied yacht chandler on Shaftesbury Avenue, adjacent to Covent Garden, is to shut its doors after 150 years in the location.
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Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Pradera Lateral is the surprise choice to manage the Trafford Centre. Its appointment follows a “competitive” tender process, with little-known Pradera beating industry giant Westfield to oversee the Manchester mall. 
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Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

​Amazon will create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the United Kingdom in 2021, taking its total workforce in the country to more than 55,000, it said on Friday.
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Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

Amanda Wakeley in administration after struggling in pandemic

​Amanda Wakeley is the latest UK fashion firm to collapse due to pressures created by the ongoing pandemic. The firm announced Friday that it had gone into administration with some jobs being cut as a buyer is sought.
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VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
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New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

Following two seasons with barely any in-person runways, the fashion week is set to make a spectacular comeback in September, with shows from brands including Rodarte and Altuzarra and the return of the Met Gala.
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