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Armani bounces back from pandemic as sales rise 34% in first half

Armani bounces back from pandemic as sales rise 34% in first half

Sales at Giorgio Armani jumped 34% in the first half of 2021 as business in China and the United States helped the Italian fashion group bounce back.
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Anti-racists tees selling well after Euros

Anti-racists tees selling well after Euros

Statement T-shirts and sweatshirts in support of England footballers who received racist abuse after the team’s Euro 2020 final defeat are recording high sales, according to online clothing retailers.
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JD Sports creates 500 new jobs at major Derby logistics hub

JD Sports creates 500 new jobs at major Derby logistics hub

​Another major UK retailer is upping its supply chain credentials. JD Sport Fashion will open a 514,000 sq ft warehouse complex on the outskirts of Derby towards the end of the year, employing up to 500 people.
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LK Bennett launches fashion rental, targets new and existing customers

LK Bennett launches fashion rental, targets new and existing customers

​LK Bennett is launching the fashion rental service that was flagged earlier in the year. LK Borrowed, its first monthly subscription rental service, lets shoppers “rent some of our most popular pieces”, it said. 
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Copenhagen Studios joins S Oliver Group

Copenhagen Studios joins S Oliver Group

​German retail group S Oliver has acquired footwear brand Copenhagen Studios with the company saying that the brand is “on a promising path” both in Germany and internationally.
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Armani sales rise 34% in first half on China, US rebound

Armani sales rise 34% in first half on China, US rebound

Sales at Giorgio Armani jumped 34% in the first half of 2021 as business in China and the United States helped the Italian fashion group bounce back.
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Puma becomes official apparel partner of Gen.G esports organization

Puma becomes official apparel partner of Gen.G esports organization

The German sportswear company has expanded its partnership with the international esports organization, becoming its official global apparel partner, including for its North America professional teams and creators.
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Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

The Copenhagen-based fashion label has opened its sixth U.S. store, bringing its distinctive brand of Scandi chic to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
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South Africa's Pepco to create 13,000 jobs in Europe over three years

South Africa's Pepco to create 13,000 jobs in Europe over three years

The owner of the discount chains Pepco, Poundland and Dealz, Pepco Group, plans to create about 13,000 net new jobs across Europe over the next three years as it aggressively opens new stores, its boss told Reuters.
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Klarna reveals the hot buys for summer heatwave

Klarna reveals the hot buys for summer heatwave

​As one heatwave ends and Britons prepare for a (possible) next one forecast for August, consumers have been splashing out online in a bid to make the most of the summer sun, research by Klarna shows.
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BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

The British Fashion Council has released the names of nine finalists for the recently-launched BFC Changemakers Prize. Three winners, to be chosen in September, will receive a £7,500 cash prize and mentoring package.
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Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

​Finnish retail giant Stockmann's Q2 and half-year results showed a dramatic improvement all round. Revenue rose over 20% in the last three months, while the gross margin and adjusted operating profits jumped too.
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Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

​Concerns have emerged that Morrisons may face heavy costs after it's been taken over by private equity. The lead bidder will conduct a review of the property portfolio, raising the spectre of sale/leaseback deals.
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Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Uk retail sales rose last month, official figures showed, although clothing was down. That said, consumers are still buying fashion online in higher numbers than ever.
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Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

In a surprise move, Ted Baker said on Friday that it’s moving to a new London HQ. It will resettle in Fitzrovia, with the new home costing much less than the existing head office it has operated from for 20+ years.  
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Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands, Inc. announced on Thursday the appointment of Mame Annan-Brown as executive vice president of global communications and public affairs. 
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