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Amazon loses bid to toss consumer antitrust lawsuit
Amazon.com Inc must face consumer claims that its pricing practices artificially drove up the cost of goods sold by other retailers in violation of U.S. antitrust law, a federal judge has ruled.
Bluestar Alliance acquires bankrupt Scotch & Soda, some downsizing likely
Dutch fashion business Scotch & Soda has been acquired by Bluestar Alliance, the American brand management company, for an undisclosed sum, with the new owner believing it can attract new shoppers to the label.
The 74th annual Parsons Benefit to honor Naomi Campbell, Olivier Rousteing
The New School will host the 74th annual Parsons Benefit on May 24, where it will honor visionary figures in fashion, including supermodel, Naomi Campbell, and Balmain creative director, Olivier Rousteing, among others.
In the Style £1.2m sale approved by shareholders, but almost 40% are against it
In The Style (ITS) must be breathing a sigh of relief with its shareholders narrowly approving its £1.2m sale to private equity firm Baaj Capital, avoiding an administration filing.
Hyve Group talks of strong events momentum, revenues improving
Back to running a full schedule of global events, Hyve Group said Monday it has started this year with “purpose and momentum”, alongside strengthening revenues.
Matalan names new Chair from Takko, ex-Co-op food leader Whitfield is CEO
There’s a new leadership team at Matalan with the company announcing on Monday that Karl-Heinz Holland is now the company’s Chair and Jo Whitfield joins as CEO.
Sandro links with Hurr for UK rental launch
SMCP’s premium Sandro label has entered the rental market in the UK in a deal with rental specialist Hurr that starts with the current SS23 collection.
End of the online boom? Not for Millennials says ESW report
There's been a lot of talk post-pandemic about how e-tail growth has stalled and physical shopping has recovered. But many consumers remain heavily focused on e-commerce, and Millennials are most prominent among them.
Podcast: Sylvie Freund-Pickavance of Value Retail reveals secrets of luxury outlet village destinations
Sylvie Freund-Pickavance, head of Value Retail Group's global strategy, is the new guest of the LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast series, telling Godfrey Deeny (in English) the secrets of luxury outlet villages.
Mary Portas weighs in as John Lewis controversy continues
JLP Chairman Sharon White is mulling bringing in an outside investor, but the idea has sparked a big backlash and at the weekend, a high-profile industry insider accused the retailer of losing sight of what’s important.
Amazon, other retailers revamp 'free' shipping as costs soar
Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers who use so-called free delivery to cultivate customer loyalty are scrambling to keep it from draining profits as costs climb and e-commerce contracts.
Hudson’s Bay bans fur
Department store chain Hudson’s Bay announced this week that it no longer sells products made from animal fur.
Shein pop-ups heading to Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff
Global fashion and lifestyle e-tailer Shein is taking the brand on a physical tour this spring on two fronts: via a pop-up store and ‘glam’ bus.
Landsec retail prize winner will be offered pop-up in Leeds or Wandsworth
Landsec is again offering up-and-coming retailers the chance to win a month-long pop-up space at one of the commercial property giant’s prime retail destinations.
Dr Martens appoints Harrison non-exec
Andrew Harrison looks to be the right man for the Dr Martens board vacancy for an Independent Non-Executive Director.
GfK UK consumer confidence rises again in March
UK consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in March following a dark period of consecutive declines going back to last autumn. Admittedly, it’s still in negative territory though.