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Amazon is world's most valuable brand as it breaks $200bn mark

Amazon is world's most valuable brand as it breaks $200bn mark

Amazon has made history as the first brand in the world to be worth over $200 billion (£153bn), defending its position as the world’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive year.
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Intu pop-up uses colour to boost shoppers' moods and dwell time

Intu pop-up uses colour to boost shoppers' moods and dwell time

Shopping malls giant Intu is under heavy pressure as it works to improve its debt situation and another area in which it’s under pressure, footfall, is also a focus for the owner of some of the UK’s top shopping centres.
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Retail sheds 57,000 jobs says BRC

Retail sheds 57,000 jobs says BRC

The number of retail employees in the UK fell by 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared with the same period in the prior year, according to the BRC Retail Employment Monitor.
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Condé Nast France wants to close down Glamour magazine

Condé Nast France wants to close down Glamour magazine

Condé Nast is planning to close down Glamour magazine in France. The publisher indicated its intentions speaking to French agency AFP on Wednesday, confirming the news published by the Mind Media newsletter.
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U.S. judge dismisses assault case against retailer Philip Green

U.S. judge dismisses assault case against retailer Philip Green

Prosecutors in the United States have dropped a case against British retailer Philip Green that had alleged assault, his Arcadia company said on Monday, citing court documents.
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StockX reports over $1 billion in GMV in 2019

StockX reports over $1 billion in GMV in 2019

The Detroit-based “stock market of things” has announced that it surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandise value in 2019 alone, as the platform pushed forward with international expansion, especially in Europe and Asia.
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UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

The UK recorded another year of falling average annual like-for-like (LFL) in-store sales in 2019, new figures from BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST) showed at the weekend.
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France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo

The US risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies next week, the French government said on Friday.
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Condé Nast announces launch of Vogue Singapore

Condé Nast announces launch of Vogue Singapore

A Singapore edition of Vogue will launch in the fall of this year with an English-language print issue, a website and presences on all relevant social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Amazon opens tech centre in Manchester

Amazon opens tech centre in Manchester

Amazon has opened a new corporate office in Manchester, which will eventually be home to over 600 tech and non-tech employees, including software engineers, business development specialists and finance analysts.
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Communication agency Karla Otto reshuffles management team

Communication agency Karla Otto reshuffles management team

Two years after the Karla Otto group merged with Asia-based event organiser K2, the former’s eponymous founder has now become president, while Alexander Werz and Isabelle Chouvet have been appointed co-CEOs.
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Vend and Klarna link up to level the playing field for boutique retailers

Vend and Klarna link up to level the playing field for boutique retailers

Vend, the cloud-based point-of-sale software, has announced a partnership with payments provider Klarna to roll out an assortment of flexible payment options in the UK and US.
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Experiential retail economy to reach tipping point in 2025

Experiential retail economy to reach tipping point in 2025

Self-sufficient stores, in-store manufacturing, more space dedicated to experiences, and community activities: what does the next decade in retail look like according to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield?
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Hong Kong pledges $1.3 billion in economic relief amid unrest

Hong Kong pledges $1.3 billion in economic relief amid unrest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday pledged HK$10 billion (£1 billion) in relief measures to prop up the economy as it grapples with months of anti-government protests that have hurt business confidence.
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Model Gigi Hadid called as potential Weinstein juror

Model Gigi Hadid called as potential Weinstein juror

American model Gigi Hadid appeared as a potential juror in disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial on Monday, adding a fresh celebrity twist to the high-profile proceedings.
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India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart

India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart

India's antitrust body has ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Amazon.com Inc and Walmart's Flipkart, it said in an order on Monday.
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