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Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson and Marks & Spencer have released further details of their reopening plans as retailers across the UK prepare to transition to a “new normal”.
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After fundraising, Ted Baker founder is no longer biggest shareholder

After fundraising, Ted Baker founder is no longer biggest shareholder

Ray Kelvin has seen his stake slashed by 55% to just 15.8% following a £105 million fundraising to support the brand through the coronavirus pandemic. 
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E-tail orders surged in May but avergae order value fell says True Fit

E-tail orders surged in May but avergae order value fell says True Fit

UK fashion checkouts rose 115% by volume in May and web traffic was up 39%, suggesting green shoots of recovery for fashion but also a future that's increasingly digital.
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Uniqlo Japan sales plunge again, but most stores are now open

Uniqlo Japan sales plunge again, but most stores are now open

Once again in May, Uniqlo’s sales were affected less by the weather as is usually the case, and more by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rebekka Bay becomes Marimekko creative director

Rebekka Bay becomes Marimekko creative director

Marimekko has named former Gap creative chief Rebekka Bay as its new Creative Director, starting in September.
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Reiss opts for phased UK reopenings after successful Europe return

Reiss opts for phased UK reopenings after successful Europe return

One of British fashion retail’s biggest success stories, Reiss, is opting for a phased approach to reopening from this month and said that it has seen successful reopenings at a number of stores in Europe.
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YNAP launches AI research project with Italian university

YNAP launches AI research project with Italian university

YNAP has announced the launch of a new programme to boost development of AI-based technologies designed to transform the e-tail experience. That will include features such as visual search and virtual try-on.
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Hunter secures rescue deal as existing backer increases stake

Hunter secures rescue deal as existing backer increases stake

Celebrity favourite Hunter Boots has clinched a rescue following a sales plunge due to the coronavirus crisis. A further £16.5m is being pumped into the firm to keep it going and growing through the crisis and beyond.
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Stitch Fix to cut jobs in California, invest in other U.S. states

Stitch Fix to cut jobs in California, invest in other U.S. states

Apparel seller Stitch Fix Inc plans to cut jobs in California and invest in other U.S. states where the company would offer new roles to all those affected, Chief Executive Officer Katrina Lake said on Monday. 
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Copenhagen Fashion Week to be held in physical format on August 9-12

Copenhagen Fashion Week to be held in physical format on August 9-12

The Danish fashion event has pushed back its summer session’s dates but will still be held in physical format, unlike similar events. The decision came after an agreement was reached with the CIFF and Revolver shows.
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Boohoo hit with $100m lawsuit over “fake promotions”

Boohoo hit with $100m lawsuit over “fake promotions”

The legal action has been brought by US law firms Almadani Law and AI Law, which allege that Boohoo and its subsidiaries PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal have engaged in deceptive pricing.
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Hyères Fashion Festival to be held on October 15-19

Hyères Fashion Festival to be held on October 15-19

The event, previously postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis, will be held on October 15-19 under the aegis of jury presidents Jonathan Anderson, Paolo Roversi and Hubert Barrère, featuring a new prize sponsored by Hermès.
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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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Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

As the SS20 season is all-but-cancelled globally, lockdown easing is seeing retailers launching products that they know are likely to sell, especially in the menswear market.
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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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Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker had lots of news on Monday as it released its full-year results, with the retailer also talking about a fundraising and “a detailed strategy and transformation plan for the company”.
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