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The North Face launches free virtual summer camp program

The North Face launches free virtual summer camp program

The two-week summer camp program will offer a variety of free online experiences taught by the brand's athlete ambassadors, dedicated to families and children staying at home during the pandemic. 
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TikTok quits Hong Kong as U.S. giants suspend processing data requests

TikTok quits Hong Kong as U.S. giants suspend processing data requests

Chinese-owned TikTok announced on Tuesday it would pull out of Hong Kong within days, as global tech giants struggle to figure out how to operate in the city under sweeping new security rules imposed by Beijing.
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Uber scoops up Postmates for $2.65 billion in 'everyday' delivery push

Uber scoops up Postmates for $2.65 billion in 'everyday' delivery push

Uber Technologies Inc on Monday said it would acquire Postmates Inc for $2.65 billion (2.1 billion pounds) to expand its delivery market share. 
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Intu CEO exits as crisis deepens

Intu CEO exits as crisis deepens

Matthew Roberts has stepped down as chief executive officer of Intu, one of the UK’s largest shopping centre operators which has been engulfed in turmoil since tumbling into administration last month.
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner brand responds to claims that it did not pay garment workers

Kendall and Kylie Jenner brand responds to claims that it did not pay garment workers

A statement from the Kendall + Kylie label called the claim that it "neglected to pay factory workers in Bangladesh as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic" an "incorrect rumor."
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China tech giant Alibaba dismisses livestreaming head, citing nepotism, gifts - document

China tech giant Alibaba dismisses livestreaming head, citing nepotism, gifts - document

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has fired Zhao Yan, the head of its fast-growing livestreaming division, on grounds of nepotism and accepting gifts, according to an internal memo.
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UK landlord Grosvenor adds new leadership position to boost US eco drive

UK landlord Grosvenor adds new leadership position to boost US eco drive

Grosvenor’s American arm has created a new role of environment, social & governance director to spearhead its goal of achieving net zero operations by 2030.
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Influencers form American Influencer Council to support influencer marketing industry

Influencers form American Influencer Council to support influencer marketing industry

Founded by Qianna Smith Bruneteau, the American Influencer Council frames influencers as small business owners, and aims to sustain "the integrity, viability and growth" of the industry.
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New North American trade deal launches under growing threat of disputes

New North American trade deal launches under growing threat of disputes

The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to boost the region's competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation.
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Retailers add 'at-home' experiences - Barclaycard report

Retailers add 'at-home' experiences - Barclaycard report

Dubbed the ‘insperience economy’, 33% of retailers in the UK launched innovative products and services designed specifically to be used at home during the months of lockdown, according to new research.
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Instagram rolls out shopping feature to small businesses, independent creators

Instagram rolls out shopping feature to small businesses, independent creators

As the Covid-19 pandemic pushes more businesses to lean into their online presence, Instagram is expanding its in-app Instagram Shopping feature to include small businesses and individual creators. 
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Alibaba's Lazada appoints Chun Li as new CEO

Alibaba's Lazada appoints Chun Li as new CEO

Lazada, the Southeast Asian arm of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding , said on Friday it would replace its chief executive officer, as it battles for dominance in the fast-growing market.
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Retail landlords collect just 13.8% of rents for June quarter day - study

Retail landlords collect just 13.8% of rents for June quarter day - study

New research shows that just 18.2% of commercial rents in the UK were collected by landlords on 24 June, with retail properties among the worst performing group.
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Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles launch Black in Fashion Council

Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles launch Black in Fashion Council

To support Black people working in fashion and beauty, the council will form an equality index score that will provide benchmarking around corporate policies and practices pertinent to the inclusivity of Black employees.
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Global advertising faces double-digit decline this year

Global advertising faces double-digit decline this year

The global advertising industry is expected to decline nearly 12% this year as the coronavirus pandemic batters businesses around the world, a report on the sector said on Monday.
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UK extends ban on evicting high street stores over rent non-payment

UK extends ban on evicting high street stores over rent non-payment

Landlords are reeling from rents having not been paid for months, but the UK government is focused on supporting under-pressure retailers and has extended its ban on evictions for non-payment of rent until the autumn.
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