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Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
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Joules adds ESG targets to finance deal

Joules adds ESG targets to finance deal

In a further sign of how important ethical, sustainable, and governance-linked (ESG) issues are these days, lifestyle retailer Joules has announced a renewal of its funding deal with a strong ESG element included.
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Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

​Next continued to show just how strong it has been in recent periods on Thursday as the retailer increased its guidance due to sales dipping only slightly in the latest quarter.
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Gym+Coffee names marketing agency to drive UK brand awareness

Gym+Coffee names marketing agency to drive UK brand awareness

Gym+Coffee is flexing for expansion and improved visibility. The Irish athleisure brand has hired the Mongoose marketing agency “to raise awareness of the brand and build on its global community in Europe”.
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​Percival secures extra £3 million growth investment

​Percival secures extra £3 million growth investment

Percival Menswear, the London-based contemporary fashion brand, has secured a £3 million investment. The funds will be used to double its stock, introduce new categories and enhance customer service.
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Superdry say full-price strategy is paying off, Q4 revenue edges up

Superdry say full-price strategy is paying off, Q4 revenue edges up

​Superdry’s year-end trading statement has shown that revenue started to recover in Q4 and its “full-price discipline” drove a “significant” improvement in the quarter’s trading gross margin.
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Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
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Supreme to open flagship store in Milan

Supreme to open flagship store in Milan

Cult streetwear brand Supreme took to instagram on Wednesday to announce the opening of its first flagship store in Milan, Italy slated to officially open to the public on May 6. 
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Gildan swings to profit on strong activewear sales

Gildan swings to profit on strong activewear sales

The Montreal-based owner of brands including Gildan and American Apparel announced Q1 earnings of $98.5 million on Wednesday, as solid progress in activewear drove an uptick in the company’s sales.
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Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Vetements has increased its number of trademark applications for using ‘VTMNTS’. The information, released by The Fashion Law, reignited debates on the evolution of the ‘street couture’ brand, which is seeking a renewal.
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ModCloth acquired by outsourced e-commerce specialist Nogin

ModCloth acquired by outsourced e-commerce specialist Nogin

The digitally native indie fashion retailer has been purchased from Go Global Retail by Tustin, California-based e-commerce solution provider Nogin for an undisclosed sum.
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The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The American luxury resale platform has teamed up with brands including Jacquemus and Stella McCartney to launch ReCollection, an upcycling project repurposing defective items or dead stock from these labels. 
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Adidas launches Reebok auction, China row may dent Asian interest

Adidas launches Reebok auction, China row may dent Asian interest

Sporting goods maker Adidas has launched the sale of its Reebok brand in an auction which risks being affected by a political row over possible forced labour in China's western Xinjiang region, three sources said.
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Ssense launches Ssense Kids

Ssense launches Ssense Kids

Montreal-based retailer Ssense unveiled on Wednesday the launch of Ssense Kids, once again adding to its recently expanded product offering.
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Moss Bros subscription service launches

Moss Bros subscription service launches

Menswear retailer Moss Bros has begun its new monthly subscription-based clothing rental service and hopes the ‘Moss Box’ venture, the first such menswear scheme in the UK, can become the 'new Netflix' of clothing.
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Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
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