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VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

The Vans parent company has reported revenue of $3.2 billion for Q2, a figure representing a 23% increase from $2.6 billion in the prior-year period, but which came in under analysts’ expectations.
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Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

​Zalando has announced an interesting development this week as it aims to “elevate the visual experience for customers” by piloting “virtual production” in a Designer category partnership with Orendt Studios.
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JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

​Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has snapped up another business with the purchase of an 80% stake in Greek retailer Cosmos Sport SA. No terms were disclosed.
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Crocs revenues soar past estimates in record Q3

Crocs revenues soar past estimates in record Q3

The Broomfield, Colorado-based footwear maker reported third-quarter revenues of $625.9 million on Thursday, a record figure for the brand that beat analysts’ expectations by quite some way.
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​Outdoor/activewear growth inspires Hotter to launch expanded AW21 range

​Outdoor/activewear growth inspires Hotter to launch expanded AW21 range

Hotter has been super-busy with its autumn/winter 2021 range. The UK retail footwear brand has added an impressive 34 new styles to its line-up, inspired by stellar growth in outdoor pursuits in the past 18 months.
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The world tour of Q3 sneaker trends

The world tour of Q3 sneaker trends

In just a few years, sneakers have risen to become the most coveted shoes in the world. Here's a rundown of the most popular sneakers and streetwear items globally in the last three months.
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AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

E-tail giant Alibaba is seeking to dethrone Chinese rival Shein from its powerful position in fast-fashion online retail with the launch of its own value-focused, trend-responsive fashion platform AllyLikes.
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Zalando's Connected Retail expands to Italy

Zalando's Connected Retail expands to Italy

​Zalando continues to roll out its Connected Retail offer to new countries and Italy is the latest on its list.
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Fashion businesses make progress on path to net zero, says WRAP

Fashion businesses make progress on path to net zero, says WRAP

​Despite frequent accusations that some companies’ eco efforts come perilously close to ‘greenwashing’, they’ve received a vote of confidence from UK-based campaign group WRAP.
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Back-to-office drive boosted online fashion checkouts in September

Back-to-office drive boosted online fashion checkouts in September

​Demand online for new officewear jumped in September as workers steadily began reverting to pre-pandemic conditions, a new report shows. Online fashion checkouts for apparel increased 15% year-on-year last month.
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Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

​Matalan revenues rose fast in Q2 but could have risen faster if not for supply chain issues. The company is staying cautious as logistics problems frustrate efforts to get the product customers want into its stores. 
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Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

​Very Group reported its full-year results on Tuesday with sales surging and pre-tax profits leaping even faster at the owner of the Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands.
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Carousell Group acquires Ox Street 

Carousell Group acquires Ox Street 

Singapore-based classified marketplace Carousell Group announced on Monday the acquisition of Ox Street, one of the fastest growing end-to-end marketplaces for authenticated sneakers and streetwear in Southeast Asia.
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Crocs appoints Lori Foglia as new chief product and merchandising officer

Crocs appoints Lori Foglia as new chief product and merchandising officer

Foglia, who has almost 25 years of industry experience, previously worked at L Brands, where she most recently served as EVP and global GMM for digital marketplace.
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Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

A strike is continuing at the Clarks warehouse in Somerset, England with workers saying the struggling firm wants to fire and rehire them on contracts that will reduce their pay and worsen their conditions.
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Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

​Another Manchester-based online fashion retailer is aiming to make a big impact via a TV sponsorship deal, with Ego having signed to sponsor the Channel 4 dating series The Love Trap that’s set to launch this week.
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