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Battered Express is upbeat as online sales climbed last month

Battered Express is upbeat as online sales climbed last month

​US-based fashion retailer Express Inc said on Tuesday that it has seen a “second consecutive month of positive e-commerce demand coupled with the apparent stabilisation in store sales and traffic”.
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New COVID-19 wave to threaten Vietnamese garment sector

New COVID-19 wave to threaten Vietnamese garment sector

A fresh wave of COVID-19 may worsen the situation of Vietnam’s textile and footwear industries, still reeling from the impact of the first.
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Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

​Five thousand years of art and design history will be joined by some more modern items when London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum reopens on Thursday - hand sanitiser dispensers and protective screens.
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​Footballer who tackled poverty stars in British Vogue's Black 'hope' issue

​Footballer who tackled poverty stars in British Vogue's Black 'hope' issue

Marcus Rashford, whose campaigning pushed the government to change policy on free school meals, has won further recognition for his poverty-fighting efforts - on the cover of British Vogue celebrating black leaders.
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Frasers Group plans major opening at regional retail park, Flannels included

Frasers Group plans major opening at regional retail park, Flannels included

Frasers’ execs may have been talking about potential store closures in recent periods, but the firm is also planning openings and has announced its first regional store since the pandemic began at Leicester's Fosse Park.
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Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden

Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden

Amazon.com Inc has started preparations to launch in Sweden, marking its first step to establish a local presence in a Nordic country.
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Chico's FAS Canada files for bankruptcy, to close stores

Chico's FAS Canada files for bankruptcy, to close stores

Chico’s FAS Canada, a subsidiary of US women's clothing and accessories retailer Chico’s FAS, has filed for bankruptcy in Ontario, saying it plans to permanently close all 10 of its stores in the country.
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Marimekko chooses CFW as virtual showcase this month

Marimekko chooses CFW as virtual showcase this month

Finnish design house Marimekko Oyj will present its pre-spring 2021 collection digitally at Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW) on August 12.
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VF Corp appoints Winnie Ma as president, Greater China

VF Corp appoints Winnie Ma as president, Greater China

VF Corporation has appointed Winnie Ma as president, Greater China. She will report to Kevin Bailey, executive vice president & group president, APAC and Emerging Brands.
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Ralph Lauren revenue sinks as pandemic hammers demand

Ralph Lauren revenue sinks as pandemic hammers demand

Ralph Lauren Corp said on Tuesday its quarterly revenue plunged by nearly $1 billion, as it struggled with coronavirus-led store closures and a slowdown in demand for luxury goods across the world.
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Google Cloud prepares for Black Friday 'peak on top of peak'

Google Cloud prepares for Black Friday 'peak on top of peak'

Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud unit is poised for a surge in fourth-quarter sales from U.S. retailers, as they brace for record online shopping during the holidays because of COVID-19 lockdowns.
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Adidas extends CEO Rorsted's contract for five years

Adidas extends CEO Rorsted's contract for five years

German sportswear firm Adidas on Tuesday said its supervisory board had extended the contract of Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted.
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John Lewis makes major move on supplier engagement

John Lewis makes major move on supplier engagement

​Department stores chain John Lewis has announced that, “following a successful trial”, it’s rolling out a new “progressive supplier engagement programme” called Better Jobs to all of its 120 UK manufacturing suppliers. 
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Uniqlo sales rise, weather has little impact as stay-at-home pieces still selling

Uniqlo sales rise, weather has little impact as stay-at-home pieces still selling

​The weather played less of a part than usual in sales at Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo chain during July with the company saying on Tuesday that its Japanese  sales (including online) rose 4.7% year-on-year during the month.
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Mango gets big e-tail boost, some key European markets recover

Mango gets big e-tail boost, some key European markets recover

​Spanish fashion retail giant Mango said that sales in some main European markets are recovering fast and are “very close to the sales levels in the first semester of 2019," which was a year of record sales.
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Australian retailers see worst quarter in two decades, fashion plunges

Australian retailers see worst quarter in two decades, fashion plunges

Australia's retailers are facing a consumption drought as the country's second biggest state locks down to fight the coronavirus and as data showed sales volumes saw their biggest plunge in two decades in Q2.
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