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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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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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Under Armour unveils plans for downsized Baltimore HQ

Under Armour unveils plans for downsized Baltimore HQ

The sportswear company has revealed that the plans for its new global headquarters in Port Covington, Baltimore, have been “reimagined for a post-Covid environment” with multi-functional spaces for hybrid work practises.
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The North Face launches sustainable commitments, takeback program

The North Face launches sustainable commitments, takeback program

Dubbed 'Exploration Without Compromise', the sustainability-focused vision outlines a total of four actionable commitments the company will implement over the next few years. 
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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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London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

Numbers for the reopening of non-essential retail in England continue to look good. The latest come from the London Designer Outlet (LDO) where sales jumped 148% compared to June 2020’s reopening.
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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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Kontoor Brands appoints Karen Smith as EVP of global supply chain

Kontoor Brands appoints Karen Smith as EVP of global supply chain

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based owner of the Wrangler and Lee brands announced on Tuesday that it has named Karen Smith as EVP of supply chain, effective May 1, 2021.  
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Lululemon announces recommerce program

Lululemon announces recommerce program

Canadian retailer Lululemon announced on Tuesday two new sustainability initiatives including the brand’s first-ever recommerce program, 'Lululemon Like New'.
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Fashion Cloud e-platform teams up with CIFF, Modefabriek trade shows

Fashion Cloud e-platform teams up with CIFF, Modefabriek trade shows

Brands will be able to choose from different packages to take part in Digital Fashion Week Europe, booking a stand for the Fashion Cloud platform and for the physical sessions of trade shows Modefabriek and CIFF.
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Michael Kors fetes 40th anniversary with homage to Broadway

Michael Kors fetes 40th anniversary with homage to Broadway

Michael Kors feted his 40th anniversary with a performance by Rufus Wainwright; a video show shot outside and inside the Shubert Theatre; a vintage-with-a-twist collection and guest appearances by Broadway show legends.
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M&S boosts logistics, starts work on new Bradford warehouse expansion

M&S boosts logistics, starts work on new Bradford warehouse expansion

Marks & Spencer is upping its online game. The UK retail giant has begun work on extending its Bradford DC distribution centre to become a second online warehouse for M&S.com. 
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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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Adidas launches documentary-style video campaign starring Beyoncé

Adidas launches documentary-style video campaign starring Beyoncé

​Adidas has unveiled the evolution of its long-standing brand attitude Impossible Is Nothing via a new campaign starring Beyoncé, among others.
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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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