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London's Marble Arch Hill to open by June 21

London's Marble Arch Hill to open by June 21

The much-talked-about project by Westminster City Council, the Marble Arch Hill climbable instillation at the end of London’s Oxford Street, will open in June.
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Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

The company called it a milestone and said it helps drive a “paradigm shift toward eco-responsible production and eco-conscious consumption of fashion and home textile items".
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West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

​Reopening week seems to have been a good one for retailers in England and Wales, and especially for the hard hit West End of London, even though international tourists are still absent.
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Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
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Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

​Studio Retail is no longer for sale. The company has received plenty of interest in the business, but said its recent strong trading suggests that it can create greater value for shareholders as a pureplay retailer.
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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Eco-design, traceability, use of recycled plastic the linchpins of LVMH’s LIFE 360 programme

Eco-design, traceability, use of recycled plastic the linchpins of LVMH’s LIFE 360 programme

On Thursday, the world’s number one luxury group detailed its commitments to eco-design and product traceability, presenting the new environmental road map underlying LVMH’s LIFE 360 programme.
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N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
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No Chaos and Scum open experiential flagships in Covent Garden

No Chaos and Scum open experiential flagships in Covent Garden

Indie skate brand No Chaos and cult brand Scum have both chosen the area for their new stores with a combined 2,0000 square foot space across two floors.
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The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

​The Hut Group (THG) swung to an operating loss in its 2020 financial year as one-off items drove it into the red. However, the company’s revenues surged during the period as all divisions outperformed.
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​British Land looks to invest in more retail parks

​British Land looks to invest in more retail parks

We know UK retail parks were more popular venues to visit during lockdowns and British Land said Wednesday it’s “exploring further opportunities” to acquire more high-quality and well-located standalone centres.
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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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Business digitisation specialist Trax raises $640 million

Business digitisation specialist Trax raises $640 million

Singapore-based specialist in the digitisation of retail brands, Trax has announced that it has raised funds totalling €539 million ($640 million) which it will use to develop its services for retailers.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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John Lewis launches more affordable Anyday brand

John Lewis launches more affordable Anyday brand

​John Lewis launched a new in-house range of 2,400 products on Monday. Called Anyday, for now it takes in homeware, technology, baby care and baby clothing. 
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Many Britons to stick to lockdown spending habits - survey

Many Britons to stick to lockdown spending habits - survey

​News to dampen non-essential retail reopening day enthusiasm. Don’t expect those who’ve saved money over the past year to hit the spend, spend, spend button.
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