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Know the Origin relaunches sustainable shopping platform

Know the Origin relaunches sustainable shopping platform

Sustainable fashion and lifestyle marketplace Know The Origin has relaunched its shopping platform. It now helps customers “see” their impact with an ‘impact calculator’ that shows the good that shopping ethically does.
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Britons 'to increase Christmas spend by £1bn' - report

Britons 'to increase Christmas spend by £1bn' - report

​Opinion is divided on whether consumers will increase their spend this Christmas or will tighten their belts. But a new report says that spending will rise by around £1 billion in Britain.
Fashion
New Begbies Traynor red flag report shows fashion and retail struggling

New Begbies Traynor red flag report shows fashion and retail struggling

​The latest ‘red flag’ report from insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor shows that retailers, and especially fashion stores, continue to suffer as coronavirus cases rise in the UK.
Fashion
UK consumers demand greener products in wake of pandemic - survey

UK consumers demand greener products in wake of pandemic - survey

Over a third of Britons (36%) are buying more from companies with strong environmental credentials as priorities shift during the pandemic, a survey shows.
Fashion
Kuwait's boycott of French goods over cartoons expands

Kuwait's boycott of French goods over cartoons expands

Kuwait's boycott of French products has expanded, with a leading chain saying Wednesday that most of its stores had stripped their shelves after President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons insulting Islam.
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John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

​John Lewis has released a survey to show what Christmas shopping will be like this year and a key finding is that more people are shopping for gifts early. And many plan to make their own gifts this year too.
Fashion
Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

​Online sales are set to overtake physical retail for the first time this Christmas, according to a new prediction from delivery specialist ParcelHero. The company said Britons should spend £39.41bn online this time.
Fashion
All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

​Designer outlet malls giant McArthurGlen has announced some key changes in its executive team with its long-serving CEO taking a new role and two people replacing her.
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John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis has won the planning permission it wanted to allow it to convert almost half of its Oxford Street, London, flagship store into office space as part of its new strategy to return to sustainable profits. 
Fashion
Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

​Next had a strong Q3 with full-price sales up 2.8% and total sales up 1.4%. That may seem tame by normal standards, but in the wake of the pandemic, it shows it to be one of the winners in hard-hit UK fashion retail. 
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Makeup magnate Bobbi Brown launches Jones Road makeup line

Makeup magnate Bobbi Brown launches Jones Road makeup line

The premiere Jones Road launch consists of six products intended for all ages and skin tones, including a gloss, pencil, shadows, mascara, and a 'Miracle Balm'.
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Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
Fashion
Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

Unilever, P&G and other major consumer goods manufacturers are touting lower-priced brands and discounts to woo penny-pinching shoppers struggling through the most severe global recession since the Great Depression.
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YSL Beauty launches Abuse is Not Love programme in UK

YSL Beauty launches Abuse is Not Love programme in UK

​Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched a programme called Abuse is Not Love as it works to “help eliminate intimate partner violence which includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse as well as controlling behaviours”.
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Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

The ​London start-up has raised £0.5m “to power sustainable product verification” at a strong time for its business model after supply chain scandals and as consumers aim to buy more ethical and sustainable products.
Fashion
Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

​Luxe label Canali has opened its new flagship on the corner of New Bond Street and Brook Street. The opening coincides with its 85th anniversary with Canali saying it “marks an exciting new chapter for the brand”. 
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