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Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

​Independent lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas is to open its first store in Essex, with the 78-store retailer securing a 1,788 square foot regional flagship at Aquila Holdings-owned and operated Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
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Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

​Australia’s Cotton On is entering the UK via a digital-only offer that it hopes will help it make the most of the biggest growth channel in British retail. 
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Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Small businesses in the beauty and fashion sectors are outperforming on TikTok, new research shows, with consumers responding to a wide variety of content.
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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

The iconic Brazilian flipflop brand has made its first foray into NFTs with the São Paulo-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who has created five digital art pieces commemorating his relationship with the company.
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Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Wolford released its delayed results for its shorter fiscal year late on Wednesday and while it swung  to a profit, the upscale hosiery and bodywear firm also talked of “significant business losses” due to the pandemic.
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Amazon wins court fight against $303 million EU tax order

Amazon wins court fight against $303 million EU tax order

Amazon on Thursday won its fight against an EU order to pay about €250M in back taxes to Luxembourg as Europe's second highest court dealt a blow to the bloc's crackdown against unfair tax deals for multinationals.
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London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

​Central London footfall may still be well down on pre-Covid levels, but an uptick is expected this summer with a new study suggesting consumers are keen to get back to the UK’s premier shopping district.
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UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

​UK consumers may have rushed back to physical stores last month, but the reopening of non-essential shops in Britain didn't appear to send online spending's trajectory into reverse, despite speculation that it would.
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Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group saw a strong Q1 as it attracted more customers to its websites and enjoyed a solid recovery in repeat customers. It also attracted more brands and marketplace net merchandise value almost doubled.
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Simon Property Group is cautiously optimistic in light of positive traffic trends

Simon Property Group is cautiously optimistic in light of positive traffic trends

The United States’ largest mall owner announced that it has been seeing strong growth in traffic during an earnings call on Monday, but is still cautious in its outlook. The company’s revenues fell 0.08% in Q1.
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Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst, the London-based upscale fashion search-to-retail platform, is reportedly mulling an IPO, having raised $85 million from a variety of investors.
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Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Be warned, consumer sustainability issues may be more important than you think. Over half of people in the UK (56%) are less likely to buy from organisations with a weak sustainability record, according to a new survey.
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UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

Young consumers are keen to get out and socialise and they boosted their fashion spend last month, the latest Barclaycard spending report has shown. 
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Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
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Joules recovery continues in stores and online

Joules recovery continues in stores and online

​Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations. 
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