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Clearpay extends in-store payments offer to smaller businesses

Clearpay extends in-store payments offer to smaller businesses

Clearpay, the BNPL specialist, has made its in-store payment functionality available to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across UK high streets.
Fashion
London's West End launches campaign to signal post-pandemic bounce-back

London's West End launches campaign to signal post-pandemic bounce-back

In a bid to return it its pre-pandemic-attraction highs, London’s West End is “back with a bang” this summer. The district is launching a a four-month campaign of 50 “uniquely thrilling experiences” for visitors. 
Fashion
Asda sales fall, clothing plummets as lockdown boost ends

Asda sales fall, clothing plummets as lockdown boost ends

​Asda’s sales went into reverse in Q1 as the privately held supermarkets giant that owns the George clothing label suffered against tough comparisons with the year ago period and also from inflation hitting hard.
Fashion
Landmark V&A show will celebrate Coco Chanel's fashion, beauty contribution

Landmark V&A show will celebrate Coco Chanel's fashion, beauty contribution

​The next landmark fashion exhibition to be seen at the V&A in London will focus on Gabrielle Chanel. Opening next year, it will be the first time a major UK museum has dedicated an exhibit to the trailblazing designer.
Luxury
Superdrug extends link-up with Skinnydip, adds more fashion

Superdrug extends link-up with Skinnydip, adds more fashion

​UK retailer Superdrug has extended its partnership with lifestyle brand Skinnydip after a successful trial period. It also means the beauty specialist will be selling more non-beauty products, including fashion.
Fashion
Ted Baker results improve and year starts well, but still lots of work to do

Ted Baker results improve and year starts well, but still lots of work to do

​Ted Baker’s full-year preliminary results and Q1 update on Thursday showed “good sales momentum, improving gross margin and operating cost leverage” at the up-for-sale fashion retailer.
Fashion
UK retail sales normalised in May, but fall expected in June, online awful - CBI

UK retail sales normalised in May, but fall expected in June, online awful - CBI

​UK retailers reported just “average” sales for the time of year in May (0% from -24% in April), up from a weaker- than-normal previous month. But overall sales are expected to fall below seasonal norms again in June.
Fashion
Cash-strapped Britons cut back on clothing, cosmetics

Cash-strapped Britons cut back on clothing, cosmetics

​As the cost of living crisis deepens, Britons have a long list of items they're cutting back on and a new study shows that top of the list is clothing.
Fashion
Marco De Vincenzo is new Etro creative chief, accessories will be key

Marco De Vincenzo is new Etro creative chief, accessories will be key

​Etro, the luxury Italian label controlled by the L Catterton fund, has named Marco De Vincenzo as its new creative director. Starting early next month, he’ll be in charge of the women's, men's and home collections.
Fashion
L'Oreal CEO says no inflation impact so far on beauty product consumption

L'Oreal CEO says no inflation impact so far on beauty product consumption

French cosmetics group L'Oreal is not so far seeing any impact from inflation on purchases of beauty products, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.
Beauty
Chanel strong in 2021 and upbeat for 2022 as it beats pre-Covid figures

Chanel strong in 2021 and upbeat for 2022 as it beats pre-Covid figures

Luxury giant Chanel on Tuesday reported 2021 revenues that surged 49.6% year-on-year to $15.6 billion. And it's  confident it will deliver another year of solid growth in 2022.
Luxury
Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

​Secret Sales has launched a fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre. It’s called Fulfilment by Secret Sales and it aims to solve logistics challenges.
Fashion
Delivery issues are deal-breakers for most marketplace e-shoppers - report

Delivery issues are deal-breakers for most marketplace e-shoppers - report

​Delivery systems that can be trusted have always been essential for online retailers in keeping consumers happy. But research shows delivery is now one of the biggest deal-breakers.
Luxury
Very Group to add new webstore tech

Very Group to add new webstore tech

E-tailer Very Group has long embraced technology and now the owner of the Very and Littlewoods sites has announced plans to transform its Very.co.uk content management system through a new partnership with Amplience.
Fashion
Liberty London uses robotic process automation to get products onto webstore faster

Liberty London uses robotic process automation to get products onto webstore faster

​Part of department store Liberty London’s appeal may be its traditions and its ‘old world’ charm, but the business is continuing to embrace technology as it moves forward post-pandemic.
Luxury
Klarna announces job cuts, 10% of posts to go

Klarna announces job cuts, 10% of posts to go

​BNPL may be booming but a troubled global economy is still presenting challenges to operators in the segment and news has emerged that one of the biggest operators, Klarna, is cutting 10% of its workforce.
Fashion