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All M&Co stores will close

All M&Co stores will close

​All 170 M&Co stores are to close following the brand’s sale to AK Retail. The sale was announced last week and didn’t include the store estate so news that the shops would close wasn’t unexpected.
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Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

There was a time when warehousing in the UK was in short supply as the e-commerce boom shifted up several gears. No longer, it seems.
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Chino shorts are selling strongly despite cold weather - John Lewis

Chino shorts are selling strongly despite cold weather - John Lewis

​Thoughts of a long hot summer, or a weather-defying trend? Searches for men’s chino shorts are up fourfold year-on-year, according to John Lewis. Whatever the reason, it’s “shocked buyers” at the UK retailer.
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Star fashion editor and GFF president Hilary Alexander dies

Star fashion editor and GFF president Hilary Alexander dies

​Hilary Alexander, one of the best known fashion editors in the UK and honorary president of the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF), died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, her 77th birthday.
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Men's fashion: the ten trends for autumn-winter 2023/24

Men's fashion: the ten trends for autumn-winter 2023/24

The men's collections for next winter seen in Florence, Milan and Paris confirm the return to formality, but revisited and inventive, with an elongated and relaxed silhouette, playing with volumes and textures.
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Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

​Studio Retail’s CEO has exited the business almost a year after it was snapped up by Frasers Group in a rescue deal.
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Alicia Gimeno on the latest edition of BabyKid Spain+Fimi and its increasing number of international visitors

Alicia Gimeno on the latest edition of BabyKid Spain+Fimi and its increasing number of international visitors

During the last edition of the BabyKid Spain+Fimi childcare and children's fashion fair, held in Valencia from January 26-28, FashionNetwork.com interviewed its director to talk about the current state of the sector.
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Eurazeo announces a new executive board with two chairmen

Eurazeo announces a new executive board with two chairmen

Eurazeo announced that the supervisory board had decided on Monday to set up a new management board, appointed unanimously, consisting of two chairmen, Christophe Bavière and William Kadouch-Chassaing.
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Sosandar announces death of non-executive chairman

Sosandar announces death of non-executive chairman

​Womenswear e-tailer Sosandar has become used to releasing good news, but on Monday it had the sad task of announcing that its non-executive chairman has died.
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J.C. Penney names new transformation and strategy chief

J.C. Penney names new transformation and strategy chief

J.C. Penney has announced the appointment of Keith Melker as its new chief transformation and strategy officer, effective February 1, 2023. Melker will be responsible for transformation, strategy and partnerships.   
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Hong Kong retail sales rise in Dec, inbound tourism brightens outlook

Hong Kong retail sales rise in Dec, inbound tourism brightens outlook

Hong Kong's retail sales rose in December as economic sentiment improved alongside further relaxation of social distancing measures, the government said on Friday.
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Alpine Group joins Fashion For Good innovation platform

Alpine Group joins Fashion For Good innovation platform

Fabric innovator and apparel manufacturer Alpine Group has joined global innovation platform Fashion for Good as an ‘Affiliate Innovation Partner’. 
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ASOS joins GoodWeave International with India focus

ASOS joins GoodWeave International with India focus

Fashion e-tail giant ASOS has joined non-profit organisation GoodWeave International, supporting its work to end child, forced and bonded labour in global supply chains.
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Bollman buys majority share of Kangol from Frasers Group

Bollman buys majority share of Kangol from Frasers Group

Kangol has a new — but familiar — owner. Bollman Hat Company has entered into an agreement to acquire 51% of the UK heritage/streetwear hat brand from Frasers Group for an undisclosed sum.
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Owner of Yours Clothing, Long Tall Sally buys failed M&Co

Owner of Yours Clothing, Long Tall Sally buys failed M&Co

​Eight weeks after M&Co went into administration, it has been bought by AK Retail, which also owns Yours Clothing, BadRhino, Long Tall Sally, Bump It Up Maternity and PixieGirl. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.
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Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

​Freemans said on Friday that it had “a cracker of a Christmas” with sales in the eight weeks to the end of the year up as much as 23%. Its customer numbers also topped a million, which was up 65% from two years ago.
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