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Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in June as prices rise

Euro zone retail sales plunged more than expected in June as prices at factory gates continued to rise, data showed Wednesday, signalling a weakness in consumer demand that could herald a recession in H2.
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Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Live Shopping: Shopify turns to Youtube Shopping

Shopify Inc on Tuesday announced a partnership with YouTube to allow merchants to sell through the video platform, as it looks to tap into the growing number of content creators launching their own e-commerce stores.
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Why the fashion industry is taking over the restaurant business

Why the fashion industry is taking over the restaurant business

More and more brands are opening cafés and restaurants, following in the footsteps of Vuitton, Dior and Gucci, to capitalize on the gastronomy craze.
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Jimmy Choo opens hot pink café in Harrods

Jimmy Choo opens hot pink café in Harrods

​Driving sales isn't only about the product and marketing is hugely important as well. And Jimmy Choo and Harrods have had an interesting marketing idea with Choo launching a pop-up café Harrods' world-famous shoe floor.
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Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris again the most attractive high street in Europe

Footfall in the renowned Parisian avenue has doubled compared to last year, according to a Cushman & Wakefield/My Traffic study, a stronger rebound than recorded elsewhere in Europe.
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Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

Lalique teams up with upscale French eatery Daniel in New York City

The fine dining experience at Daniel has received a gloss up with help from French crystal brand Lalique. 
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N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
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H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

A Stockholm restaurant crew is wearing cotton aprons that capture greenhouse gas from the air, in a pilot of a technique developed by H&M-backed researchers as the fashion industry struggles to lower its climate impact.
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Strong U.S. retail sales, manufacturing output boost economic outlook

Strong U.S. retail sales, manufacturing output boost economic outlook

U.S. retail sales rose strongly in April as consumers bought more motor vehicles amid an improvement in supply and increased spending at restaurants, providing a powerful boost to the economy.
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Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
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Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced on Wednesday its entry into Australia, as the U.S. firm expands its global reach beyond North America and Europe. 
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Selfridges takes 'wellness' deep dive with new in-store experiences

Selfridges takes 'wellness' deep dive with new in-store experiences

​Selfridges is moving heavily into wellness with a focus on out-of-the-ordinary experiences and products designed to help consumers "discover new routes to happiness and wellbeing that benefit both you and our planet".
Luxury
Experienced Capital Partners diversifies into the restaurant industry

Experienced Capital Partners diversifies into the restaurant industry

The French growth capital fund, which usually invests in the fashion and beauty sector, has led a €10 million investment, raised for the Nouvelle Garde breweries.
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Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Maison Kitsuné opens first location in Canada

Franco-Japanese outfit Maison Kitsuné has opened its first location in Canada this month, taking up residence in Vancouver. 
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Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

​Fortnum & Mason had a strong Christmas period, but its latest accounts for the year to last July also showed it swinging to a pre-tax loss for the first time since 2009.
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Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

​M&S’s powerful recovery story continued over the Christmas period with the UK retail giant saying Thursday that constant currency sales rose 18.6% year-on-year and 8.9% compared to two years ago.
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