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Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

Stockmann cautiously upbeat as Q2 performance accelerates

​Finnish retail giant Stockmann's Q2 and half-year results showed a dramatic improvement all round. Revenue rose over 20% in the last three months, while the gross margin and adjusted operating profits jumped too.
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Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

Fears for Morrisons as lead bidder will look at property assets

​Concerns have emerged that Morrisons may face heavy costs after it's been taken over by private equity. The lead bidder will conduct a review of the property portfolio, raising the spectre of sale/leaseback deals.
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Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Fashion falters in June but online spend remains strong say official stats

Uk retail sales rose last month, official figures showed, although clothing was down. That said, consumers are still buying fashion online in higher numbers than ever.
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Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

Ted Baker on the move to new HQ as commercial rents plummet

In a surprise move, Ted Baker said on Friday that it’s moving to a new London HQ. It will resettle in Fitzrovia, with the new home costing much less than the existing head office it has operated from for 20+ years.  
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Crocs reports record Q2 revenues, announces net zero emissions target

Crocs reports record Q2 revenues, announces net zero emissions target

The Colorado-based footwear maker reported record Q2 revenues of $640.8 million on Thursday, a year-over-year increase of 93.3%, and revealed a new goal to become a net zero emissions company within the next decade.
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AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

​AllSaints needs to find a new creative director with the long-term incumbent, Wil Beedle, leaving the business to focus on his own Shoreditch Ski Club (SSC) label.
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Rival bid likely for Morrisons as CD&R mulls options

Rival bid likely for Morrisons as CD&R mulls options

​The original private equity bidder for Morrisons, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), is mulling another bid after its original £5.5 billion offer was quickly turned down.
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Carvela to open debut South East store at Bluewater

Carvela to open debut South East store at Bluewater

Kurt Geiger-owned women’s footwear and accessories retail brand Carvela has opened a standalone store at the Landsec-operated Bluewater mall in Kent. It becomes Carvela's seventh UK store and first in the South East.
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Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

​Fast-growing fashion retail giant Next said on Wednesday that it had easily beaten its own expectations for full-price sales, with the last 11 weeks seeing an 18.6% surge compared to the same period in 2019.
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H&M unveils Toga collab collection and campaign imagery

H&M unveils Toga collab collection and campaign imagery

​H&M’s much-anticipated collab with Toga Archives launches on September 2 and on Tuesday the Swedish fashion retail giant revealed the full collection and released images from the supporting campaign.
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Morrisons potential bidder won't go solo, in talks to join rival bid group

Morrisons potential bidder won't go solo, in talks to join rival bid group

​The prospects of an all-out bidding war for UK supermarkets giant Morrisons have receded with news that one of the private equity groups that was interested in it won’t be making a bid on its own.
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JD Williams marks relaunch with new campaign

JD Williams marks relaunch with new campaign

​Following earlier news that Amanda Holden and Davina McCall had become ambassadors for N Brown’s JD Williams brand, the company has now unveiled its relaunch campaign starring the pair.
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Very Group ponders spring IPO or sale - report

Very Group ponders spring IPO or sale - report

UK online retail group Very could be in line for a stock market listing. Its private owners in the Barclay family are reportedly considering a possible flotation or sale of the business early in 2022.
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A$AP Rocky launches first collections as guest artistic director at PacSun

A$AP Rocky launches first collections as guest artistic director at PacSun

Following the appointment of the rapper as PacSun’s guest artistic director, the youth-focused fashion retailer has revealed the first fruits of the partnership: two collaborations, with Vans and Russell Athletic.
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Love Island gives extra boost to on-trend Crocs

Love Island gives extra boost to on-trend Crocs

Footwear brand Crocs has been enjoying something of a revival in popularity and demand has rocketed further since contestants on Channel 4's latest Love Island TV series have been seen wearing the distinctive clogs.
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Uniqlo and GU shine for Fast Retailing, Theory stronger in Q3

Uniqlo and GU shine for Fast Retailing, Theory stronger in Q3

Fast Retailing has cut its annual profit outlook as extra Covid restrictions in Japan and elsewhere dented footfall. But its nine-month and Q3 performances were broadly strong and Theory improved in the latest quarter.
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