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India's ambitious plan to help small businesses does little to save them

India's ambitious plan to help small businesses does little to save them

India re-opened for business in June after months of lockdown but for thousands of small entrepreneurs in the town of Meerut, near Delhi, the blow has been devastating.
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Amazon begins rolling out bigger UPS and FedEx-style delivery trucks

Amazon begins rolling out bigger UPS and FedEx-style delivery trucks

Amazon.com is launching a new fleet of bigger, boxier trucks like those favoured by rival package carriers United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp, as it fights to fix widespread pandemic-fueled delivery delays.
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Italy's Armani returned to sales growth in 2019

Italy's Armani returned to sales growth in 2019

Sales at Italian fashion group Giorgio Armani returned to growth in 2019, a year in advance of its target, after a three-year planned fall from streamlining its distribution and brand portfolio under just three labels.
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Video won't kill the catwalk say critics of first digital fashion week

Video won't kill the catwalk say critics of first digital fashion week

Video may have killed the radio star, but on the reaction to the first ever digital Paris fashion week, the queens of the catwalk can breathe easy.
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Paris Menswear, a digital engagement with fine art, dance and nostalgia

Paris Menswear, a digital engagement with fine art, dance and nostalgia

There’s been much about the marriage of fashion and fine art at the Paris Fashion Week Menswear, the first purely online season in the history of menswear. Fashion's distance from fine art has rarely looked shorter.
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Birkenstock launches design project with Central Saint Martins

Birkenstock launches design project with Central Saint Martins

Birkenstock has revealed that a footwear collection designed by Central Saint Martins fashion students will launch in stores and online next February.
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Extra administrator to scrutinise Laura Ashley pre-collapse finances

Extra administrator to scrutinise Laura Ashley pre-collapse finances

The circumstances surrounding the collapse of Laura Ashley in March will be under even closer scrutiny with the appointment of a second administrator to look at the financial situation of the company before its failure.
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Hotter CVA plan submitted, to complete next year

Hotter CVA plan submitted, to complete next year

Hotter Shoes has submitted its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposals following its announcement last month that it was aiming to close a large number of its stores.
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Surging Gymshark is target for private equity firms

Surging Gymshark is target for private equity firms

Fast-growing sports and athleisure brand Gymshark is in the sights of private equity investors although they would only be able to buy a minority stake, a news report said.
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Boohoo share price recovery starts, business model remains strong

Boohoo share price recovery starts, business model remains strong

Boohoo may have seen its market value plunging this week after a Sunday Times report last weekend linked it to poor working conditions in Leicester factories, but its recovery has already begun.
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Post-crisis recovery under way at Global Fashion Group, Q2 is strong

Post-crisis recovery under way at Global Fashion Group, Q2 is strong

Global Fashion Group released preliminary Q2 figures on Friday and said that it expects the period to be its second profitable quarter on an adjusted EBITDA basis, as well as its first cash flow-positive three months.
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John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) has seen John Lewis holding on to the top spot it won in January, but a big change elsewhere with Debenhams exiting the top 10.
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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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Mulberry may discontinue ready-to-wear line

Mulberry may discontinue ready-to-wear line

The struggling British fashion and accessories brand, which is closing its Paris and Hong Kong offices, is reportedly also on the verge of discontinuing its ready-to-wear and footwear licences from Spring/Summer 2021. 
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Amazon plans at least $100 million to keep Zoox talent after $1.3 billion deal

Amazon plans at least $100 million to keep Zoox talent after $1.3 billion deal

Amazon plans to create at least $100 million in stock awards to retain the 900-plus employees of Zoox, the self-driving car startup it offered to buy last month
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UK retail warns shoppers face higher prices if no EU trade deal

UK retail warns shoppers face higher prices if no EU trade deal

Britain's retail industry on Friday urged UK and European negotiators to reach a post-Brexit trade deal, warning that without tariff-free trade, consumers face higher prices from next year.
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