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VF Corp aiming for zero waste in distribution centers by end of 2021

VF Corp aiming for zero waste in distribution centers by end of 2021

The parent company of Vans and The North Face has released its fourth annual sustainability and responsibility report, detailing its goal to achieve zero waste across all its distribution centers by the end of the year.
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SMCP on road to recovery as Q3 sales rise, despite regional variations

SMCP on road to recovery as Q3 sales rise, despite regional variations

SMCP has had to deal with plenty of background ‘noise’ of late as issues around its parent company persist. But it’s remained laser-focused on driving sales back to more normal levels and saw some success in Q3.
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LuisaViaRoma names Alessandra Rossi as new CEO

LuisaViaRoma names Alessandra Rossi as new CEO

The famous Florentine luxury retailer has finalized the sale of a 40% stake to Italian investment fund Style Capital. Founder Andrea Panconesi, has retained his role as president, while Alessandra Rossi has become CEO. 
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Very links with Adidas, Reebok for stockless fulfilment

Very links with Adidas, Reebok for stockless fulfilment

​Improving the customer experience is paramount for retailers, and Very Group’s signature online platform has made a major leap in that area. It's moved to a stockless fulfilment model for the Adidas and Reebok brands.
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House of Vans London set to reopen after 15-month hiatus

House of Vans London set to reopen after 15-month hiatus

​Cultural, retail and skate destination House of Vans London is back. Well, almost. Having been in enforced pandemic-induced hibernation for the past 15 months, the centre near Waterloo Station reopens on 4 November. 
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Zalando puts major support behind Lounge offer, adds more logistics robots

Zalando puts major support behind Lounge offer, adds more logistics robots

​Zalando Lounge — the fashion e-tailer’s members-only off-price offer — has launched its first 360º integrated marketing campaign in Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Spain. 
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Olympic champion Allyson Felix opens first store in Los Angeles

Olympic champion Allyson Felix opens first store in Los Angeles

After her issues with former sponsor Nike, the American athlete launched her sneaker line, Saysh, in June. Now the brand has opened its first store in LA, which will move to New York next spring.
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Eco-friendly sneaker maker Allbirds aims for $2 bln valuation in U.S. IPO

Eco-friendly sneaker maker Allbirds aims for $2 bln valuation in U.S. IPO

Eco-friendly sneaker maker Allbirds Inc said on Monday it aims to be valued at over $2 billion in its New York IPO, joining a growing number of firms tapping into surging consumer demand for such products.
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Michael Jordan sneakers sell for nearly $1.5 mn, an auction record

Michael Jordan sneakers sell for nearly $1.5 mn, an auction record

A pair of sneakers worn by NBA superstar Michael Jordan early in his career sold for nearly $1.5 million on Sunday, setting a record price at auction for game-worn footwear, Sotheby's said.
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Ted Baker links with Animal Crossing to preview AW21 collection

Ted Baker links with Animal Crossing to preview AW21 collection

Fashion brand Ted Baker is to make its first foray into fashion gaming this month as it puts marketing support behind its AW21 offer. It’s launching its own universe on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Stella McCartney creates first vegan football boot with Adidas and Paul Pogba

Stella McCartney creates first vegan football boot with Adidas and Paul Pogba

​Stella McCartney and Adidas have worked together to produce the sports giant’s first 100% vegan football boot. The Paul Pogba x Adidas by Stella McCartney Predator Freak is a limited-edition, gender-neutral shoe.
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Adidas and Ivy Park launch first Peloton clothing collab

Adidas and Ivy Park launch first Peloton clothing collab

​Adidas and Beyoncé have unveiled the first Ivy Park collab collection with fast-expanding home fitness brand Peloton. The line follows the announcement of Beyoncé’s partnership with Peloton last year.
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Missguided chief looks at radical restructuring options - report

Missguided chief looks at radical restructuring options - report

​Missguided founder Nitin Passi is seeking an urgent lifeline to keep the business afloat in the face of the global supply chain crisis.
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VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

The Vans parent company has reported revenue of $3.2 billion for Q2, a figure representing a 23% increase from $2.6 billion in the prior-year period, but which came in under analysts’ expectations.
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Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

​Zalando has announced an interesting development this week as it aims to “elevate the visual experience for customers” by piloting “virtual production” in a Designer category partnership with Orendt Studios.
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JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

​Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has snapped up another business with the purchase of an 80% stake in Greek retailer Cosmos Sport SA. No terms were disclosed.
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