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Gap "irrelevant in Europe" says analyst

Gap "irrelevant in Europe" says analyst

​As Gap contemplates exiting directly operated retail in Europe and the UK, analysts said its problems are largely of its own making.
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Ralph Lauren unveils gender parity roadmap for the fashion industry

Ralph Lauren unveils gender parity roadmap for the fashion industry

The iconic New York-based fashion group has teamed up with non-profit Parity.org and a group of industry peers, including PVH Corp. and Lacoste, to reveal a new roadmap for achieving gender parity in the fashion sector.
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Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

​From refillable shampoos and loose fruit and veg to eco-friendly fashion lines: Asda has opened a sustainability trial store at Asda Middleton in Leeds.
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Fears for Wales supermarket fashion on essentials-only rule in new lockdown

Fears for Wales supermarket fashion on essentials-only rule in new lockdown

The UK’s supermarket clothing retailers will have every right to be concerned following news that supermarkets in Wales have been told not to sell any items of clothing during the country’s new 17-day lockdown.
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Huub launches fundraiser through CrowdCube, eyes international growth

Huub launches fundraiser through CrowdCube, eyes international growth

The Derby-based performance sportswear brand said it is on a “steep upwards trajectory”, having recorded an impressive 681% surge in cycling sales in lockdown. 
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Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
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Expanding Hut Group adds 500 new jobs

Expanding Hut Group adds 500 new jobs

​The jobs picture in the UK may be bleak at present, but some ever-expanding businesses are adding new permanent roles and on Friday The Hut Group said it was creating 500 jobs.
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Gap bets on Athleta for 2023 growth strategy

Gap bets on Athleta for 2023 growth strategy

Gap Inc. unveiled at a virtual investor meeting on Thursday that it expects to return to profitable growth next year, with plans to double the sales of its Athleta business to $2 billion over the next few years. 
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Gum boots? When the world's second most common form of litter becomes a pair of sneakers

Gum boots? When the world's second most common form of litter becomes a pair of sneakers

With the global market for gum expected to grow to almost US$39 billion by 2027, people are already coming up with original ways of dealing with its waste, starting with making everyday products from recycled gum. 
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Calvin Klein names Linh Peters as global chief marketing officer

Calvin Klein names Linh Peters as global chief marketing officer

Peters will drive brand experience, product marketing and data-driven marketing innovation for the Calvin Klein brand, and will oversee all aspects of Calvin Klein’s consumer marketing organization. 
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Kingpins24 Amsterdam program announced

Kingpins24 Amsterdam program announced

The digital denim event will focus on themes of inspiration, innovation, fiber and raw materials, and people and social responsibility, and will include talks on the topics of hemp, climate commitments, ethics and more.
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Havaianas is first customer for Hatch digital showroom software

Havaianas is first customer for Hatch digital showroom software

​Amsterdam-based Hatch has signed up Havaianas to use its digital showroom software with the brand able to conduct its 2021 selling season entirely digitally.
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Adidas 'to sell Reebok by next March' - report

Adidas 'to sell Reebok by next March' - report

​As the world continues to deal with the mega-shock that the pandemic has delivered the fashion sector continues to deliver surprises too with the latest on Thursday being a report that Adidas is planning to sell Reebok.
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London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
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Tough year for Leeds Group as competition and Covid hit sales, earnings

Tough year for Leeds Group as competition and Covid hit sales, earnings

The Anglo-German textiles firm blamed strong competition and the Covid-19 pandemic for a “difficult” trading year. Group revenue fell to £35.07 million in the 12 months to May 31 from £38.9 million a year ago.
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TM Lewin owner looking at Jaeger - report

TM Lewin owner looking at Jaeger - report

​The company behind the recent takeover of shirtmaker TM Lewin is also eyeing up-for-sale Jaeger, according to a news report.
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