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UK footfall uptick last weekend is worrying trend says Springboard

UK footfall uptick last weekend is worrying trend says Springboard

It may come as no surprise that footfall in the UK declined sharply in late March, but it's worrying that it moved up again last Saturday and Sunday as UK consumers looked for something to do in the warm weather.
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Della Valle family launch Sempre con Voi;  €5 million for bereaved families of health workers

Della Valle family launch Sempre con Voi; €5 million for bereaved families of health workers

The Della Valle family –  the owners of Tod’s and Schiaparelli – have launched a new project, Sempre con Voi, to aid the bereaved family members of health professionals with a €5 million donation.
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PVH completes US Speedo sale, global owner Pentland now takes holistic view

PVH completes US Speedo sale, global owner Pentland now takes holistic view

PVH’s sale of Speedo’s North American operations to UK-based Pentland is now complete, with the company having bought the unit from apparel giant PVH in a deal originally announced in January. 
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Safilo sales hurt by Covid-19 but supply chain almost back to normal

Safilo sales hurt by Covid-19 but supply chain almost back to normal

Italian eyewear giant Safilo has withdrawn the guidance it issued just a few months ago and said that first-quarter sales were down in double-digits due to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
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Loungewear, future holidays are key for fashion consumers browsing at home

Loungewear, future holidays are key for fashion consumers browsing at home

Loungewear, active clothing, lingerie and swim are key focuses for consumers under lockdown as they seek comfort while working (and working out) at home and also look forward to post-lockdown holidays.
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Clarks plans permanent store closures, explores options

Clarks plans permanent store closures, explores options

A “small number” of Clarks stores will not reopen after the coronavirus pandemic ends, the British shoe brand has revealed.
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Mastercard's Scandinavian e-pay deal in EU antitrust crosshairs

Mastercard's Scandinavian e-pay deal in EU antitrust crosshairs

EU antitrust regulators on Monday said Mastercard Inc’s plan to buy part of Scandinavian payments group Nets is a significant threat to competition in Europe based on information from six countries including Britain.
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Levi Strauss to invest $3 million in fight against Covid-19

Levi Strauss to invest $3 million in fight against Covid-19

The American fashion group has announced that it is donating its stocks of medical-grade masks to health workers around the world, and revealed that it is investing an initial parcel of $3 million in relief efforts.
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S.Africa's Woolworths warns of likely 20% profit fall

S.Africa's Woolworths warns of likely 20% profit fall

South African retailer Woolworths expects profit for the 52 weeks to June 28 to fall more than 20% year on year, hit by a drop in sales owing to measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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European e-tailers threatened by inventory surplus issues

European e-tailers threatened by inventory surplus issues

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, half of Europe’s e-tailers have been hit, or expect to be hit by inventory surplus issues. Unsurprisingly, the fashion, luxury and cosmetics sectors are said to be especially affected.
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Prints, pastel hues, and 1980s-retro: trends in the making for 2020 swimwear

Prints, pastel hues, and 1980s-retro: trends in the making for 2020 swimwear

It seems as though spring has only just begun, but many of us are already looking forward to warmer days to come and wondering about this year's swimwear trends.
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Alessandro Dell’Acqua on creative cocooning; Covid-19’s aftermath and self-absorbed influencers

Alessandro Dell’Acqua on creative cocooning; Covid-19’s aftermath and self-absorbed influencers

Few designers were busier than Alessandro Dell’Acqua when coronavirus cruelly claimed its first victims in Milan and Paris, at the same time as the women’s ready-to-wear seasons in Europe. 
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Dundas launches activewear line

Dundas launches activewear line

The Norwegian designer, at the helm of his own women’s ready-to-wear label since 2017, has launched Dundas Active, a Los Angeles-made activewear line of performance apparel with a directional vibe.
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Go Outdoors rebrands as Go Indoors for campaign during lockdown

Go Outdoors rebrands as Go Indoors for campaign during lockdown

Go Outdoors has temporarily rebranded itself as Go Indoors as part of a campaign urging consumers to stay at home, and launched a series of online activities to inspire families during the lockdown. 
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John Lewis announces bonus for frontline shop workers

John Lewis announces bonus for frontline shop workers

John Lewis is the latest retailer to reward its store staff for working during the coronavirus crisis, announcing a bonus of up to £200.
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Primark creates factory worker wages fund

Primark creates factory worker wages fund

Following the global Covid-19 health crisis, Primark has announced that it has established a fund to cover the wages component of orders that have been cancelled.
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