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H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

Sweden's H&M reported on Friday a much larger than expected drop in September-November profit, hit by weak consumer confidence and soaring costs that it did not fully pass on to price tags.
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Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

​Pepco’s budget chain Poundland is continuing to invest heavily in its stores this year with the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opening/relocation plans that will also see expansion for the Pep&Co clothing line.
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ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS is doubling down on its efforts to kickstart its recovery and has reportedly appointed a senior restructuring executive to its finance department, as it continues to talk to its syndicate of lenders.
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Mixed news from Superdry as Christmas is strong but wholesale lag dents profits

Mixed news from Superdry as Christmas is strong but wholesale lag dents profits

​Superdry reported “strong” Christmas trading on Friday and generally rising sales, but it scaled backs its profit forecast to "breakeven" and stayed cautious on its outlook for the rest of the year. 
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Foot Locker reveals staff cuts on wind down of Sidestep Europe ops, top exec departs

Foot Locker reveals staff cuts on wind down of Sidestep Europe ops, top exec departs

U.S. specialty footwear retailer Foot Locker announced in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Andrew Gray, EVP, global lockers and Champs Sports, had left the company, effective January 23.
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After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

Returns season is upon us, and it’s going to be a particularly busy period, especially for the fashion and beauty sectors, a survey says. Gifts worth £232 million will be returned in the UK, a poll of 2,000 people shows,
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Castañer grew by 25% in 2022 to 24 million euros, driven by the wholesale channel

Castañer grew by 25% in 2022 to 24 million euros, driven by the wholesale channel

The Spanish footwear brand increased its sales by 41% in the wholesale channel and 22% online. In 2023 it plans to expand its network of shops with a new opening in Barcelona.
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News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

Boohoo has fallen from grace spectacularly since the pandemic. But here's why we shouldn't write it off just yet, even though it might take some time for it to regain its former glory
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Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

​After delivering a strong trading update for the latest quarter this week, Primark parent company ABF's finance chief has detailed just what made the company so strong in this key end-of-year shopping season.
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Freemans extends successful media deal with iProspect UK

Freemans extends successful media deal with iProspect UK

Freemans Grattan Holdings has extended its media deal with iProspect UK after a decade working together in which they relaunched Freemans as a pureplay digital department store and saw growth outstripping the market.
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Tesco to revamp F&F in H2 as it moves creative agency

Tesco to revamp F&F in H2 as it moves creative agency

​The UK's largest supermarket chain – Tesco – is reportedly planning to revamp its F&F clothing line, and has named Bartle Bogle Hegarty, as its creative agency with plans to unveil a new look and feel this year.
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The Athlete's Foot reveals marketing appointments

The Athlete's Foot reveals marketing appointments

Specialty footwear retailer The Athlete's Foot announced on Tuesday the expansion of its marketing team and promotion of two key executives. 
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CWF: Arkéa Capital, Raise and Dzeta Group inject 140 million in capital

CWF: Arkéa Capital, Raise and Dzeta Group inject 140 million in capital

French children's fashion specialist CWF has just received a €140 million reinvestment from its shareholders: Arkéa Capital, Raise Investissement and Dzeta Group.
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Elsewhere in Paris: Olivier Saillard, Taak, AZ Factory and Steven Passaro

Elsewhere in Paris: Olivier Saillard, Taak, AZ Factory and Steven Passaro

As the Paris menswear season ended and couture week opened, we checked out four widely differing fashion visions to tap into the style pulse among cognoscenti in the French fashion capital.
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Retailer Alpkit gets further growth funding

Retailer Alpkit gets further growth funding

UK outdoor clothing and equipment company Alpkit has secured £1.5 million in funding to improve seasonal stock purchase and product development in footwear and e-bike lines.
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UK charity shops buck retail trend, first-ever specialist gift card launched

UK charity shops buck retail trend, first-ever specialist gift card launched

In a sign secondhand shopping is becoming mainstream in 2023, charity shops are to issue a first-of-its-kind sustainable shopping gift card.
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