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RYU names new marketing director

RYU names new marketing director

The Canadian athletic apparel brand has appointed Zachary Beers to lead RYU's omni-channel marketing efforts, developing RYU's consumer-centric marketing strategy around its "Movement Matters" brand mantra.
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Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark to cut 400 management roles, won't raise prices

Primark management is to pay the heavy price of countering rising costs with 400 retail bosses set to lose their jobs in the UK, as the retailer is having to offset the high costs of Covid and a squeezed supply chain.
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Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

A buyer is being sought for the prime retail location in Aberdeen city centre formerly occupied by John Lewis. Real estate advisor Savills has been appointed to fill the 200,000 sq ft, four-storey space.
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German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

​Premium German sportswear retailer BSTN is to open its first first international store in the UK in April. It has signed a 10-year lease to open a 3,432 sq ft unit in Brixton, south London.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Boux Avenue Valentine's campaign focuses on celebrating self

Boux Avenue Valentine's campaign focuses on celebrating self

​Boux Avenue has just unveiled its Valentine’s Day campaign. It comes at a crucial time for the lingerie sector that saw the key Valentine’s Day sales season disrupted this time last year by a UK Covid lockdown.
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Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
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Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

​UK shoppers are increasingly thinking sustainably when it comes to the clothes they wear, but they still find choosing the most sustainable options when shopping rather confusing.
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UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
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Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

​Shortly after Adidas and Prada launched their first clothing collab, the two brands have taken their relationship further with the Adidas for Prada re-source NFT project in a link with digital artist Zach Lieberman.
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet Jewelers announced on Thursday preliminary sales figures for the all-important holiday season, revealing a more than 30% surge in total sales for the nine weeks ending January 1, 2022. 
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Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's top e-commerce executive Casey Carl is leaving the company at the end of February after nearly two years, the company said in an internal memo.
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The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The pandemic reshuffled the cards, reviving certain once reviled or mocked pieces, and spurring the luxury world to reinvent the codes of what was previously considered ugly.
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Puma tops quarterly forecasts despite supply chain problems

Puma tops quarterly forecasts despite supply chain problems

German sportswear maker Puma reported stronger-than-expected preliminary quarterly sales and core profit on Thursday, as strong global demand helped offset the effects of the pandemic and supply chain constraints.
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Sportswear brand K-Way targets retail expansion in Asia

Sportswear brand K-Way targets retail expansion in Asia

After making a foray in the luxury sector, via collaborations with Fendi and Comme des Garçons, K-Way is set to deploy a store opening plan in order to expand in Japan, China, Korea and Hong Kong.
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