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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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M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

In yet another blow to Ted Baker, in shock news on Wednesday, the retailer said a review has shown that its inventory overstatement wasn't the £25m it had estimated, but almost £60m.
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Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

The Boston, Massachusetts-based sports and footwear brand announced the launch of its global partnership with the Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter on Tuesday.
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TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx has taken a 37,500 sq ft unit at Queensgate shopping centre and is to open a new store in mid 2021, Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, have announced.
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Reiss owners 'considering a sale' as retailer continues to outperform

Reiss owners 'considering a sale' as retailer continues to outperform

One of the winning names in the tough UK retail sector at present could soon be up for sale with the owner of Reiss reportedly mulling such a move.
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Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
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Hair clips, chunky trainers, bias-cut skirts: 2019’s hottest trends at Asos

Hair clips, chunky trainers, bias-cut skirts: 2019’s hottest trends at Asos

2019 was a year of fun accessories and curated product edits, according to the Asos Retail Report, which looks at the most popular products on the online platform to determine the standout moments of the year.
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H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

H&M expands to Central America in deal with local partner

Swedish retail giant H&M is continuing its ambitious global rollout program with plans to open its first store for its biggest brand in Central America.
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Crocs taps Priyanka Chopra Jonas for global marketing campaign

Crocs taps Priyanka Chopra Jonas for global marketing campaign

US-based footwear brand Crocs has launched its fourth year of its “Come As You Are” campaign with Bollywood celebrity Priyanka Chopra Jonas as one of the brand’s five global ambassadors. 
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Payless emerges from second bankruptcy

Payless emerges from second bankruptcy

Emerging from the filing made in February, the shoe retailer has now announced that it has appointed a new executive management team and has prepared a new strategy to launch in 2020. 
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Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Leave it to Olivier Saillard and J.M. Weston to fête the debut of their new vintage project – a neat example of the circular economy – with a moment of Parisian performance art.
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Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

The gradual retreat of retailers from physical spaces is continuing with the latest slate of store closures coming from Jack Wills, which is now owned by Frasers Group. One central London store is on the closure list.
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Landsec signs deals with big names including Zara, Radley, Calvin Klein

Landsec signs deals with big names including Zara, Radley, Calvin Klein

Property giant Landsec has signed deals with 25 brands covering 139,900 sq ft across its shopping sites with big UK and international names having just joined or set to join its line-up.
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MFIT to pay tribute to the ballerina’s influence on fashion

MFIT to pay tribute to the ballerina’s influence on fashion

Starting this February, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) will be hosting an exhibition exploring the influence of the centuries-old art form of classical ballet on modern high fashion.
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Shoe Zone makes Charles Smith permanent Chairman

Shoe Zone makes Charles Smith permanent Chairman

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has confirmed Charles Smith as its permanent Chairman. Smith is already a board member and major shareholder of the retail giant with a 22.2% stake in the business. 
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