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Pretty Little Thing Black Friday 99%-off sale sparks fears over garment workers' pay in UK

Pretty Little Thing Black Friday 99%-off sale sparks fears over garment workers' pay in UK

Pretty Little Thing, which offered Black Friday bargain-hunters discounts of up to 99%, faced criticism on social media over how it could keep its promises to pay factory workers fairly when charging such low prices.
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King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
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New look Mothercare looks to profitable future after torrid year

New look Mothercare looks to profitable future after torrid year

​With Mothercare’s radical transformation into an international franchise operation now complete, the retailer is hoping the toughest of years (and some ugly trading figures) are now firmly in the past.
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Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Retail property giant Hammerson has created a new senior role with Grégoire Peureux joining it as Chief Operating Officer. He will “focus on the delivery of strategic initiatives at a group level”.
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Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

Masked shoppers turned up in smaller numbers at major U.S. retailers on Black Friday as early online deals and worry about the spike in Covid-19 cases dulled enthusiasm for trips to the mall.
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UK early Black Friday shopping down in double-digits

UK early Black Friday shopping down in double-digits

Barclaycard said on Friday morning that the volume of sales transactions from midnight to 9am were down 13.2%. The company’s figures are particularly useful because it actually almost £1 in every £3 spent in the UK.
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Amazon to give $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line U.S. workers

Amazon to give $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would spend more than $500 million on one-time bonuses for its front-line employees in the United States who are working the holiday season amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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​Boohoo ups ethical stance, Leveson to head its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme

​Boohoo ups ethical stance, Leveson to head its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme

Boohoo’s well-publicised bid to clean up its ethical act has intensified with the appointment of a serious heavyweight to oversee its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme, announced in September.
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​Debt-free MySale says annual sales slide

​Debt-free MySale says annual sales slide

Profitable and debt-free are two elements to any results statement worth opening with in Covid-crushed times like these. So it’s little wonder Australia-based e-tailer MySale Group was in an upbeat mood Thursday. 
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J.C. Penney receives approval for plan to create separate PropCos

J.C. Penney receives approval for plan to create separate PropCos

As the Texas-based department store retailer continues on its path out of bankruptcy, it has received court approval for a restructuring plan involving the creation of separate property holding companies.
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Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Looking after number-one. After a tough 2020, almost a quarter of UK adults plan to treat themselves to a gift this Christmas, with fashion and beauty high on the list of self-gifting.
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LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH has announced plans to enhance its commitment to the campaign to prevent violence against women. The luxury group revealed it will donate funds to cover 1,000 hotel nights for the non-profit “Fondation des Femmes." 
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Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.
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UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

​There may be a lot of talk about the Christmas shopping season in 2020 being something of a write-off for many retailers, but a new report suggests that overall spending will fall only marginally. 
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India's NSE warned Future Retail of action over disclosures on Amazon dispute - emails

India's NSE warned Future Retail of action over disclosures on Amazon dispute - emails

India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) privately warned Future Retail it risked regulatory action for not making timely market disclosures about efforts by Amazon.
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Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

​Analysts believe that up to 60 Debenhams stores could still close next year despite JD Sports reportedly being in exclusive talks to acquire the entire business.
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