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Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.
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UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

​There may be a lot of talk about the Christmas shopping season in 2020 being something of a write-off for many retailers, but a new report suggests that overall spending will fall only marginally. 
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Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

​Analysts believe that up to 60 Debenhams stores could still close next year despite JD Sports reportedly being in exclusive talks to acquire the entire business.
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Parcels group urges Black Friday rethink as 2020 'could repeat 2014's problems'

Parcels group urges Black Friday rethink as 2020 'could repeat 2014's problems'

It’s an accident waiting to happen. Add the UK’s national lockdowns to the upcoming Black Friday trading extravaganza and you have a recipe for disaster “creating an £8.29 billion monster”, according to ParcelHero.
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JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

​JD sports is believed to be in exclusive talks about buying Debenhams with the company reportedly interested in acquiring the entire business pre-Christmas.
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Landlord Grosvenor launches green push for London's West End

Landlord Grosvenor launches green push for London's West End

​West End landlord Grosvenor has given some of the major shopping streets it controls a green makeover and made them more attractive to potential visitors.
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FatFace names ex-Joules chief Colin Porter as chairman

FatFace names ex-Joules chief Colin Porter as chairman

Multichannel British lifestyle brand FatFace has named Colin Porter as its new non-executive chairman, replacing Stuart Rose who left in the autumn.
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English stores, salons will be able to open after current lockdown

English stores, salons will be able to open after current lockdown

​Non-essential stores in England will be breathing a sigh of relief on Monday as news comes that they will be allowed to open in all areas when the country’s lockdown ends on December 2. 
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Bad news for N Ireland stores as lockdown extended into December

Bad news for N Ireland stores as lockdown extended into December

A new extension to the pre-Christmas retail ‘circuit-breaker' in Northern Ireland could turn into a longer power cut for many businesses deemed non-essential. 
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​Further blow to UK retail: concerns over personal finances grow

​Further blow to UK retail: concerns over personal finances grow

Just when you thought UK retail confidence couldn't get any worse. Further worrying news emerged Friday that consumer confidence fell again and concerns over personal finances for 2021 dipped further, according to GfK.
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Balenciaga debuts new Objects line

Balenciaga debuts new Objects line

Balenciaga has taken the concept of fashion accessories to a completely new level. The house has developed and debuted a new unwearable Objects line, to be introduced individually throughout the year. 
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Springboard predicts grim Black Friday for stores but click & collect could be key

Springboard predicts grim Black Friday for stores but click & collect could be key

​Black Friday will see plunging footfall in many parts of the UK as much of the country is in some sort of lockdown. But click and collect could hold out some hope for physical shops, a new forecast suggests. 
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Expect December in-store 'shopping frenzy' due to English lockdown, report warns

Expect December in-store 'shopping frenzy' due to English lockdown, report warns

​There’s a storm coming, and it’s nothing to do with winter weather. ShopperTrak is warning of an upcoming ‘festive shopping frenzy’ in December’s three-week window between retail reopening and Christmas.
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Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie link with Klarna ahead of peak Europe trading

Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie link with Klarna ahead of peak Europe trading

Lifestyle retail brands Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have partnered with shopping and payments provider Klarna for their online stores across Europe.
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Pandemic e-sales surge forces greater online focus at Fenwick

Pandemic e-sales surge forces greater online focus at Fenwick

​The still-new CEO of the Fenwick chain has spoken of how the company is doubling down on its efforts to drive e-tail sales. It's also widening its appeal with street brands and is upbeat for December footfall.
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BBC tech director to join Very Group as CIO

BBC tech director to join Very Group as CIO

E-tail giant The Very Group has found its new chief information officer (CIO) at the BBC with Matt Grest joining in a month's time and becoming part of the group’s executive board. He’ll report to CEO Henry Birch.
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