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Patagonia recruits new general manager of EMEA from Nike

Patagonia recruits new general manager of EMEA from Nike

The American outdoor brand has announced the arrival of Matthijs Visch as its new general manager of EMEA. Having spent 19 years at Nike, Visch was most recently in charge of the company's operations in Eastern Europe. 
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Irish brand Gym+Coffee expands in UK

Irish brand Gym+Coffee expands in UK

Gym+Coffee, is continuing its drive into the UK with the opening of its second retail store outside of Ireland. Following an earlier debut at Westfield London, it’s opening in Manchester's Trafford Centre on April 17. 
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Nike introduces reconditioned shoes offering

Nike introduces reconditioned shoes offering

The US sport and sportswear giant has introduced a reconditioned shoes offering. Nike models that are returned as new within 60 days of purchase are reconditioned and then put up for sale at attractive prices.
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China's exports rise at robust pace in March, imports growth highest in 4 years

China's exports rise at robust pace in March, imports growth highest in 4 years

China's exports grew at a robust pace in March as global demand picks up amid progress in worldwide COVID-19 vaccination, while import growth surged to the highest in four years.
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China warns online platform companies to halt anti-competitive practices

China warns online platform companies to halt anti-competitive practices

China's market regulator said on Tuesday it had warned nearly three dozen internet "platform" companies to stop using any banned practices such as forcing vendors to use their platform exclusively.
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New Look appoints head of tech as online ops are “growing strongly”

New Look appoints head of tech as online ops are “growing strongly”

There hasn’t been much in the way of news from struggling retailer New Look since securing essential financial support last November. But the retailer announced Tuesday a new appointment, and it’s big one.
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Sosandar shines after year of gains, ready for a "busy summer"

Sosandar shines after year of gains, ready for a "busy summer"

So many good things to report from online women’s fashion retailer Sosandar Tuesday. For starters, it was a strong year of revenue growth, accelerating every month in Q4, and it saw a “substantial” gain in core earnings.
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BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

​The BFC has launched a new prize that aims to “discover and celebrate the unsung stars who go above and beyond, making outstanding contributions and striving for positive change”.
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Clothing strength continues online, but year-on-year comparisons are easy

Clothing strength continues online, but year-on-year comparisons are easy

​Online sales continued to grow in the UK during March with a 71.7% year-on-year increase, although given how much of a shock to the system the first lockdown was in March 2020, the strength of the rise was no surprise.
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Boohoo buys West End property, keeps London-based brands in the city

Boohoo buys West End property, keeps London-based brands in the city

​Boohoo announced on Tuesday that it has acquired a new office in Soho, London, for £72 million. The offices are at 10 Great Pulteney Street.
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Fashion fares badly in March - Barclaycard report

Fashion fares badly in March - Barclaycard report

UK consumer spending fell 7.2% in March compared to the same period in 2019, as lockdown continued, Barclaycard said on Tuesday.
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Quiz sales plummet in latest year as occasion clothing drops off shopping lists

Quiz sales plummet in latest year as occasion clothing drops off shopping lists

​Struggling womenswear brand Quiz delivered a trading update on Tuesday and showed just how tough times have continued to be for the firm.
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Sales and profits are impressive at JD Sports, despite pandemic

Sales and profits are impressive at JD Sports, despite pandemic

JD Sports continued its long run of powerful results reports on Tuesday. And the theme was ‘retention’ as it retained most of the sales and profits that would have happened in stores when it was trading online only.
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Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School launches at Elmira college

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School launches at Elmira college

American fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger along with his siblings, Andy and Betsy have partnered with Elmira college to launch the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School.
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Urban Outfitters names global CEO at Anthropologie

Urban Outfitters names global CEO at Anthropologie

Urban Outfitters Inc. announced on Monday the appointment of a new global chief executive officer at Anthropologie, following the resignation of Hillary Super who officially stepped down from her  role on Friday. 
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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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