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M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

​M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
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Boohoo relaunches ex-Arcadia brand webstores in link with Astound

Boohoo relaunches ex-Arcadia brand webstores in link with Astound

Boohoo has completed the relaunch of its Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton websites after acquiring the brands following the Arcadia failure.
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Bestseller gives Selected stores a digital edge for reopening

Bestseller gives Selected stores a digital edge for reopening

​Bestseller has taken advantage of Denmark’s Covid restrictions to upgrade its Selected stores and said the “stores in Denmark have awoken from hibernation with a new digital tool to optimise their in-store experience”.
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Shoe Zone has tough first half, reopenings paint mixed picture

Shoe Zone has tough first half, reopenings paint mixed picture

​Budget shoe retailer Shoe Zone on Tuesday reported a loss for the six months to April 3 on the back of lower sales, although this was hardly a surprise given how weak the footwear category has been during lockdowns.
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Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Authentic Brands reportedly prepared to pay $1 billion for Reebok

Put up for sale by Adidas, Reebok has reportedly already attracted a bid of $1 billion from Authentic Brands Group, the owner of brands including Barney's, Juicy Couture, Nautica, Nine West and Frye.
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Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot links with Oxygen project on issue of algae blooms

Vivobarefoot, the minimalist footwear business, has linked with Oxygen Project to highlight the issue of destructive algae blooms in bodies of water. And it has launched a shoe called Ultra Bloom made using algae.
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M&S reopens fitting rooms as UK lockdown eases further

M&S reopens fitting rooms as UK lockdown eases further

M&S is taking some more key steps on Monday as it reopens its UK fitting rooms and its cafes. The move should add to the appeal of physical shopping and boost dwell time.
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Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

Aeffe sales rise 5.1% in first quarter

The Italian fashion group has revealed that its consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totalled 80.1 million euros, up 5.1% from 76.2 million euros in the prior-year period.
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StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

StockX reports surging Crocs resale demand in UK

​There’s been a lot of talk about Crocs being hot again in recent months and StockX, the resale platform for sneakers, streetwear, and collectibles said in the UK, it has seen Crocs sales rising five-fold year-on-year.
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Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Italy's Tod’s could further strengthen its ties with LVMH but there are no ongoing talks and no decision has been made, a top Tod’s executive said after the French giant increased its stake in the group.
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​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

UK premium sneaker and streetwear specialist Kick Game has a double celebration, it opened its first store outside London in Birmingham and signed rapper and entrepreneur Fredo to a multi-million pound promotion deal.
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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

The iconic Brazilian flipflop brand has made its first foray into NFTs with the São Paulo-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who has created five digital art pieces commemorating his relationship with the company.
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UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

​UK consumers may have rushed back to physical stores last month, but the reopening of non-essential shops in Britain didn't appear to send online spending's trajectory into reverse, despite speculation that it would.
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Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Vinted is minted and is about to embark on a major growth initiative. The business, which claims to be the largest online C2C marketplace in secondhand fashion across Europe, has secured €250 million in new funding.
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Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group saw a strong Q1 as it attracted more customers to its websites and enjoyed a solid recovery in repeat customers. It also attracted more brands and marketplace net merchandise value almost doubled.
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