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RangeMe sourcing platform launches in UK

RangeMe sourcing platform launches in UK

​Sourcing platform RangeMe has launched in the UK. It offers retailers instant access to over 200,000 suppliers and more than 750,000 products from around the world, with beauty being one of its big categories.
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Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Large number of Oxford Street units are empty - report

Some 17% of Oxford Street’s properties are currently standing empty, it was claimed on Thursday, with the reason being about the rise of online shopping as well as the pandemic.
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Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

​Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
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Former Sports Direct exec Forsey is MD of Revolution Beauty

Former Sports Direct exec Forsey is MD of Revolution Beauty

​Former Sports Direct boss Dave Forsey, 55, has become managing director of fast-growing Revolution Beauty, five years after he left the sports retailer that he’d joined at the age of 18.
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Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

​Inditex bounced back with a vengeance in Q1 with the Spanish fashion retail giant reporting higher profits and saying its sales grew 50% year-on-year. Sales in Q2 so far have also exceeded those of Q2 2019.
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BRC urges government to extend credit insurance scheme

BRC urges government to extend credit insurance scheme

The British Retail Consortium is lobbying the government to extend the scheme that guarantees trade credit insurance. There are fears retailers could be left coverless when the scheme ends on 30 June.
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Klarna launches new interest-free shopping feature

Klarna launches new interest-free shopping feature

This is a game-changing shopping feature, according to Klarna. The finance provider has launched a shopping app that allows users to pay in three instalments in any online shop, interest-free.
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ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

​ASOS has added to its Face + Body beauty offer with the company teaming up with British fresh handmade cosmetic pioneer Lush. 
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Tesco and Carrefour to end cooperation deal

Tesco and Carrefour to end cooperation deal

​UK retail giant Tesco and French giant Carrefour are ending their purchasing partnership when the deal expires later in 2021.
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Fashion was key spending category in May for UK consumers

Fashion was key spending category in May for UK consumers

Fashion was a major contributor to rising consumer spending in May, two reports showed on Tuesday. Both Barclaycard and the BRC/KPMG sales monitor showed that British shoppers were in the mood to update their wardrobes.
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Happy Days! Weekly UK high street footfall jumps on sunny weather

Happy Days! Weekly UK high street footfall jumps on sunny weather

UK high streets basked in the warmth of consumer popularity last week, latest figures from Springboard show. Indeed good weather, a bank holiday and school breaks saw footfall across all retail destinations rise 11.6%.
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Up to 70 UK malls at risk of closure says LDC

Up to 70 UK malls at risk of closure says LDC

​A gruelling year for physical retail comes into stark focus with news that up to 70 of 700 UK shopping centres could be set for demolition. Even more ageing centres are in line for redevelopment, a report shows.
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Salvatore Ferragamo negotiating fragrance license with Interparfums

Salvatore Ferragamo negotiating fragrance license with Interparfums

Salvatore Ferragamo is in negotiations with fragrance group Interparfums, which produces perfumes for brands including Coach and Jimmy Choo, about a licensing deal for the development of its own fragrances. 
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Swiss fragrance group Givaudan partners with Alibaba's Tmall

Swiss fragrance group Givaudan partners with Alibaba's Tmall

On Thursday, Swiss group Givaudan announced a new partnership with Chinese website Tmall to accelerate perfume creation by analysing consumer behaviour data.
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Grosvenor co-develops footfall tool to prevent retail congestion

Grosvenor co-develops footfall tool to prevent retail congestion

Here’s one piece of positive tech for retail. Grosvenor Europe and technology firm MeltSpot have developed a digital tool to track the behaviour of visitors in shopping centres to identify areas of congestion.
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Icon Outlet at the O2 sees launch of Tikky Town social media destination

Icon Outlet at the O2 sees launch of Tikky Town social media destination

​Icon Outlet at the O2 now has an "interactive experience designed for capturing content to post on Instagram and TikTok”.The opening of Tikky Town underlines the importance of extra experiences for shopping malls.
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