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Model Munroe Bergdorf slams L'Oréal Paris, accuses brand of using protests as PR opportunity

Model Munroe Bergdorf slams L'Oréal Paris, accuses brand of using protests as PR opportunity

After being dropped by L'Oréal in 2017 over public comments about racism, Bergdorf has now accused the brand of using the current movement for racial justice sweeping the U.S. as a "PR opportunity."
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Hopes high for retail as Westfield owner's global comeback sees healthy footfall

Hopes high for retail as Westfield owner's global comeback sees healthy footfall

Shopping malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has made “strong progress” with its mall reopenings globally with 65 of 90 now open. And indications are that footfall and trade is stronger than expected in many countries.
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Global luxury labels joining Alibaba sales event have doubled

Global luxury labels joining Alibaba sales event have doubled

Alibaba's 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival (running on Tmall and Taobao) has seen a luxury surge. Almost double the number of luxury brands are participating compared to the last big event, 2019’s Singles Day in November
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As U.S. protests against racial injustice continue, more brands speak out and donate

As U.S. protests against racial injustice continue, more brands speak out and donate

Ganni, Glossier, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Marc Jacobs Beauty are among several brands to announce monetary contributions to organizations supporting protestors and fighting injustice. 
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Men’s grooming to see boost in popularity this Father’s Day

Men’s grooming to see boost in popularity this Father’s Day

With 75% of Americans planning to celebrate Father’s Day in 2020, the number of consumers intending to purchase personal care products as gifts has shot up 21% compared to last year, according to NRF.
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Trump tells U.S. governors to crack down on violent protests

Trump tells U.S. governors to crack down on violent protests

President Donald Trump on Monday urged U.S. states to crack down on violent protests that have engulfed cities, after a sixth straight night of vandalism and looting, media reported.
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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
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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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E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

The lockdown may be easing, but the coronavirus continues to negatively impact many product sectors in the UK. Yet some sectors are already seeing a recovery of sorts with searches for certain products back on the rise.
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German retailer Douglas hopes to manage without state aid

German retailer Douglas hopes to manage without state aid

Private-equity controlled German perfume retailer Douglas said on Wednesday it hopes to be able to make it through the coronavirus pandemic without state aid, even though it expects an ongoing hit to sales.
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John Lewis to take reopenings slowly in mid-June, no news on London flagships

John Lewis to take reopenings slowly in mid-June, no news on London flagships

John Lewis has issued official details about its store opening plans and, like retail peer Next, it's planning to take it very cautiously. It's also considering new ideas like virtual queueing and returns drop boxes.
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British Land loss widens as retail rents trickle in and valuations fall

British Land loss widens as retail rents trickle in and valuations fall

UK property giant British Land said on Wednesday that it has collected less than half the rent due on its retail properties and that its retail portfolio’s valuation has fallen by more than 26%.
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Hammerson CEO to step down next year at the latest

Hammerson CEO to step down next year at the latest

Hammerson Chief Executive Officer David Atkins will step down, the shopping mall owner and operator said on Wednesday, as it faces a crisis spurred by coronavirus-induced shop closures and a collapse in rent.
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Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers Group finance chief Chris Wootton has slammed the UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and store reopening plans from a business viewpoint as a two-week opening delay means more lost sales.
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Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu has outlined the safety measures it plans to implement across its 14 shopping centres to support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores.
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Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

There are big questions around how keen consumers will be to return to physical shops once non-essential UK stores reopen in the middle of June, but the indications so far are that there's plenty of pent-up demand.
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