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Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics' ruling body World Athletics will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records.
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Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

The first edition of the event celebrating sneaker culture, originally scheduled for last November, will finally take place at the Paris Event Centre in the French capital on January 25 and 26.
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Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Exhibitors and visitors to Jacket Required’s latest show this week welcomed the new curated layout and increased focus on premium and sustainable collections, the trade fair said.
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VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

The Vans parent company announced a 5% increase in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ expectations, despite strong growth in China and the group’s digital channel.
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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos said it delivered an “encouraging” start to its financial year when it issued a trading update on Thursday, with the four months to December 31 seeing both total group revenue and total group sales up 20%.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

In yet another blow to Ted Baker, in shock news on Wednesday, the retailer said a review has shown that its inventory overstatement wasn't the £25m it had estimated, but almost £60m.
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Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

The Boston, Massachusetts-based sports and footwear brand announced the launch of its global partnership with the Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter on Tuesday.
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TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx has taken a 37,500 sq ft unit at Queensgate shopping centre and is to open a new store in mid 2021, Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, have announced.
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Reiss owners 'considering a sale' as retailer continues to outperform

Reiss owners 'considering a sale' as retailer continues to outperform

One of the winning names in the tough UK retail sector at present could soon be up for sale with the owner of Reiss reportedly mulling such a move.
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Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
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Hair clips, chunky trainers, bias-cut skirts: 2019’s hottest trends at Asos

Hair clips, chunky trainers, bias-cut skirts: 2019’s hottest trends at Asos

2019 was a year of fun accessories and curated product edits, according to the Asos Retail Report, which looks at the most popular products on the online platform to determine the standout moments of the year.
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H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

Swedish retail giant H&M is continuing its ambitious global rollout program with plans to open its first store for its biggest brand in Central America.
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Crocs taps Priyanka Chopra Jonas for global marketing campaign

Crocs taps Priyanka Chopra Jonas for global marketing campaign

US-based footwear brand Crocs has launched its fourth year of its “Come As You Are” campaign with Bollywood celebrity Priyanka Chopra Jonas as one of the brand’s five global ambassadors. 
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