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Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Reopening is hugely important for every physical retailer, but it's even more so for Primark, which has admitted it's been losing £650 million in sales a month due to lockdowns as it has no webstore to fall back on.
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Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending

Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending

U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment.  
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Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage

Protests turned violent in places including New York and Chicago following the death in Minneapolis of a black man, George Floyd, seen on video gasping for breath as a white police officer knelt on his neck.
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Amazon removes racist messages after they appear on some product listings

Amazon removes racist messages after they appear on some product listings

Amazon.com Inc said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple’s AirPods and other similar products. 
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Target closes select Minneapolis stores amid protests

Target closes select Minneapolis stores amid protests

Over 30 stores in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area will remain temporarily closed as protests of the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis police custody, continue in the Twin Cities. 
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German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fall far less than expected in April

German retail sales fell at their fastest pace since 2007 in April, data showed on Friday, but the drop was not as steep as expected in a sign of Germany's relative resilience  during the coronavirus crisis.
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Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

Conscious Fashion Campaign joins OHM Live

The campaign, founded by social impact entrepreneur Kerry Bannigan and supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, will add a fashion element to the 24-hour fundraising broadcast.
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Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

European e-tailer Zalando has taken a major step forward in driving a more sustainability-focused retail sector post-pandemic, making sustainability assessment mandatory for its private labels and partner brands.
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Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world. 
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Sainsbury's new boss Roberts faces unexpected in-tray

Sainsbury's new boss Roberts faces unexpected in-tray

When Sainsbury's new boss hosts a virtual focus group with supermarket shoppers on his first day in charge on Monday, the conversation will be radically different from the one he might have imagined when he got the job.
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Shoppers revel as Printemps department store reopens in Paris

Shoppers revel as Printemps department store reopens in Paris

Masked shoppers lined up to browse at luxury boutiques inside Printemps' main Paris store on Thursday, one of the city's last major department stores to reopen after two months of closure.
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Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

Amazon to offer permanent roles to 70% of 175,000 new U.S. hires

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70% of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company said on Thursday.
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Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

Alibaba is emerging as one of China's biggest corporate winners of the coronavirus crisis, gaining the opportunity to expand its businesses and solidify itself as a critical part of the country's socio-economic engine.
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Mango launches reusable face masks

Mango launches reusable face masks

The Spanish brand has revealed its latest collection will include a range of reusable face masks for men, women and children, as well as hand sanitiser gels.
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UK lockdown sends Asos Marketplace sales soaring

UK lockdown sends Asos Marketplace sales soaring

Asos Marketplace has seen sales surging since lockdown measures were introduced in the UK, aided by an expanded list of sellers and a shift to online retail.
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