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BFC announces first IPF Forum, McQueen and Burberry CEOs among speakers

BFC announces first IPF Forum, McQueen and Burberry CEOs among speakers

As sustainability events go, this is big. The British Fashion Council (BFC) is hosting an inaugural 'Institute of Positive Fashion Forum' (IPF Forum) on 10 June with a heavyweight line-up of topics and presenters. 
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Fenwick gets new chair as digital savvy Simon Calver steps in

Fenwick gets new chair as digital savvy Simon Calver steps in

​Fenwick has a new non-executive chairman. Simon Calver has been appointed to help steer the family-owned UK department store chain through a series of sweeping changes, specifically its e-tail operations.
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Amazon joins public-private plan to save world's forests

Amazon joins public-private plan to save world's forests

The United States, Norway and Britain joined forces with companies including Amazon and Nestle on Thursday to launch a project aimed at protecting the world's tropical forests.
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InPost adds Schuh and New Look to easy returns system

InPost adds Schuh and New Look to easy returns system

​As the drive to make e-commerce greener and more convenient continues, new delivery ideas are being embraced and InPost said on Thursday that it has signed up two more big names to its new Instant Returns service.
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Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

​Farfetch has just published its first annual Conscious Luxury Trends Report, examining how luxury consumers are shopping more responsibly.
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World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

World's most valuable apparel brands: Nike, Gucci top again, ASOS and Boohoo are buoyant

Nike has once again claimed the title of the world’s most valuable apparel brand. It’s the seventh year in a row that it has taken top spot in the annual Brand Finance ranking.
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Affirm to acquire Returnly for $300 million

Affirm to acquire Returnly for $300 million

San Francisco-based Affirm Holdings Inc. announced on Wednesday plans to acquire Returnly, a leader in online return experiences and post-purchase payments.
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New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in U.S. take effect

New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in U.S. take effect

The Federal Aviation Administration said that rules took effect on Wednesday allowing for small drones to fly over people and at night, a significant step toward their eventual use for widespread commercial deliveries.
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Hammerson exits UK retail parks sector with $459 million assets sale to Brookfield

Hammerson exits UK retail parks sector with $459 million assets sale to Brookfield

Hammerson said on Wednesday it sold seven retail parks to Canadian private-equity firm Brookfield Asset Management for 330 million pounds, marking the mall operator's exit from the UK retail parks sector.
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Helly Hansen CEO to step down

Helly Hansen CEO to step down

​Norwegian outdoor brand Helly Hansen said on Wednesday that its CEO Paul Stoneham is to step down after six years in the role. He’s staying on until a new chief executive is appointed and a handover period has happened.
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Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

​As retailers and their landlords pull out all the stops in order to attract as many shoppers as possible back into their stores, landlord Shaftesbury has relaunched an initiative in the Seven Dials area.
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Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

​John Lewis Partnership may be closing some of its department stores, but it's also investing in its flagship properties and it's about to start renovating the facade of its Peter Jones store in London’s Chelsea.
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Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Fashion e-tail giant Zalando is expecting its Q1 results to beat what the market has been predicting due to the SS21 season starting more strongly than it had expected and returns continuing to stay low.
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Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

With the retail lights back on in England, UK property giant Hammerson said Tuesday initial footfall since the 12 April reopening has been “encouraging” and “competitive with pre-pandemic levels”.
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Zalando addresses "complexity" of sustainable shopping with new features

Zalando addresses "complexity" of sustainable shopping with new features

​Zalando wants to make shopping sustainably easier for consumers and said research it conducted has shown that finding sustainable products is too complex at present.
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Primark has tough first half but sees record sales after reopening

Primark has tough first half but sees record sales after reopening

​Primark was a big problem for its owner Associated British Foods in the first half as the enforced closure of many stores drove down revenues and profits.
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