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Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Both designers opted to reveal their Haute Couture collections for Spring-Summer 2020 at home, harking back to a certain confidential air in couture shows and presenting ultra-chic ensembles fit to wear every day.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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UK e-tail picked up in December, but sector missed 2019 growth forecast

UK e-tail picked up in December, but sector missed 2019 growth forecast

Online sales in the UK grew by just 6.7% in 2019, delivering the lowest annual performance seen on record, but a Q4 surge could signal a bounce back for 2020, new data has revealed.
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Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Sanjay Bhakta will start his new job on 27 January, overseeing all areas of Condé Nast’s global technology strategy and services and product development. 
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Most UK Christmas shoppers avoided glitter items in eco focus

Most UK Christmas shoppers avoided glitter items in eco focus

Some ​57.6% of UK Christmas shoppers avoided purchasing glitter products, a new survey has revealed. The finding highlights retailers’ need to address growing consumer demands for environmentally-friendly products.
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Under-pressure Sainsbury's CEO announces retirement, Roberts steps up

Under-pressure Sainsbury's CEO announces retirement, Roberts steps up

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe, has bowed to the inevitable and is stepping down from his role in May. He’s being replaced by current Retail and Operations Director Simon Roberts, who’s been at the firm for three years.
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Walmart leadership shuffle sees Steve Bratspies exit as chief merchant

Walmart leadership shuffle sees Steve Bratspies exit as chief merchant

According to industry reports, company veteran Scott McCall will replace Bratspies, while Sam's Club executive, Dacona Smith, will become chief operating officer of Walmart U.S.
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J.C. Penney to shutter 6 stores by end of April

J.C. Penney to shutter 6 stores by end of April

The American department store operator has revealed that it will be closing six locations at the start of this year as part of a “standard annual review."
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VF Corp exploring alternatives for occupational workwear business

VF Corp exploring alternatives for occupational workwear business

The Denver-based apparel, footwear and accessories company has announced that it has begun a review of alternatives for the occupational portion of its work segment, as it continues with its transformation plans.
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Jacket Required partners with Klarna

Jacket Required partners with Klarna

Jacket Required, the London  contemporary menswear and streetwear trade show, is opening at the Old Truman Brewery on Wednesday, with Klarna on board as a show sponsor.
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Matalan rolls out RFID to boost omnichannel

Matalan rolls out RFID to boost omnichannel

Following a six-month pilot, Matalan has rolled out RFID technology across all its 220 stores in the UK to improve its inventory accuracy and deliver a more robust omnichannel experience. 
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Winter Love Island to "boost economy" as beauty sales soar at Argos

Winter Love Island to "boost economy" as beauty sales soar at Argos

The winter version of Love Island is having a big impact on product sales in Britain, a release from general merchandise retailer Argos claimed on Tuesday, with beauty tools and other products surging.
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Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

The panel, which includes the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Yoon Ahn, will assemble in Doha, Qatar to choose five winners from five womenswear categories.
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France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week

France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped to resolve a row with the United States over a planned French digital tax by Wednesday evening of this week.
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UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

The UK recorded another year of falling average annual like-for-like (LFL) in-store sales in 2019, new figures from BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST) showed at the weekend.
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Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

​The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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