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John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

Under its still-new Chair Sharon White, John Lewis Partnership has unveiled a “bold” new strategy to help its John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets reach more customers. 
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Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

The American social networking giant has announced the launch of its Season of Support for small businesses, kicking off the initiative with the #BuyBlack Friday campaign supporting Black-owned businesses.
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Campaign For Wool launches Wool Week with student design contest results

Campaign For Wool launches Wool Week with student design contest results

Wool Week is now in full swing, with leading fashion and knitwear brands launching limited-edition creations designed by students from across the UK.
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Supima stages Design Lab, looks forward to next Hyères

Supima stages Design Lab, looks forward to next Hyères

Supima, in a smart response to the pandemic, staged its annual celebration Design Lab entirely online on Thursday, as the organization looked forward to its next participation at this month’s Hyères Festival.
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Ikea gets sales boost from shoppers' new stay-at-home focus

Ikea gets sales boost from shoppers' new stay-at-home focus

Ikea sees sales returning to growth this year after the coronavirus crisis boosted shoppers' interest in spending more on their homes, a trend the world's biggest furniture retailer believes is here to stay.
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Next opens first premium beauty halls, more to open soon

Next opens first premium beauty halls, more to open soon

Next has taken a giant new step forward in its business development with its first two premium beauty halls. The new stores have opened in former Debenhams sites at Intu Watford and Intu Milton Keynes.
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H&M Group expands online ops for five more brands to Russia

H&M Group expands online ops for five more brands to Russia

Fresh from confirming its earlier announcement that it would close hundreds of its stores, H&M Group has announced that five of its brands are launching online in Russia.
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Tomorrow invests in Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers' Colville

Tomorrow invests in Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers' Colville

​Tomorrow Ltd, the London-based brand consultancy, has announced a major new link-up with Colville, the brand founded by former Marni design director Molly Molloy and ex-British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.
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America's wealthy likely to power pandemic-hit U.S. holiday sales: Deloitte

America's wealthy likely to power pandemic-hit U.S. holiday sales: Deloitte

The wealthy in America are expected to splurge online for gifts and home decorations this holiday season, even as the Covid-19 pandemic erodes sales growth to the slowest in at least a decade, according to a forecast.
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Retail and design visionary Terence Conran dies

Retail and design visionary Terence Conran dies

​Terence Conran, a renowned designer and restaurateur credited with modernising British retail and decor, has died aged 88, his family said on Saturday.
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Amanda Forastieri wins 2020 Supima Design Competition

Amanda Forastieri wins 2020 Supima Design Competition

Amanda Forastieri of Drexel University has won the 2020 Supima Design Competition, one of fashion’s leading prizes for student designers. She has received a $10,000 prize from Supima to kick-start her design career.
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Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani Group has opened his first signature boutique in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the latest retail expansion by the legendary Italian designer and empire builder.
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Kim Jones to design Fendi women’s wear and couture, stay at Dior Men

Kim Jones to design Fendi women’s wear and couture, stay at Dior Men

Kim Jones has added another impressive title to his CV. Jones has been named Artistic Director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women of Fendi, in a remarkable ascension for the British designer.
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No pandemic pause in Ikea's U.S. shopping mall plans

No pandemic pause in Ikea's U.S. shopping mall plans

Ikea's shopping centres business hopes to open the doors of its first mall in the United States, in the centre of San Francisco, within a year, pushing ahead with its expansion plans despite the coronavirus crisis.
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Ikea stores owner Ingka plans 600 million euros in sustainability investment

Ikea stores owner Ingka plans 600 million euros in sustainability investment

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, plans 600 million euros (532.98 million pounds)in sustainability-related investments over the next 12 months. 
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Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Multi-brand craft-based e-commerce platform Etsy’s Indian arm has launched a digital initiative to promote Indian heritage crafts in India and abroad titled ‘Desi for Pardesi’.
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