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Cross-border e-commerce: H&M, Zara, C&A, Zalando among European leaders in 2019

Cross-border e-commerce: H&M, Zara, C&A, Zalando among European leaders in 2019

European cross-border e-commerce continues to grow, with fashion a leading category and pure players grabbing the lion share of the business, while Amazon accounted for 80% of the sales generated by non-European sellers.
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Winners announced for Cordwainers Awards 2020

Winners announced for Cordwainers Awards 2020

Clara Nordenhok, Ellie Gray and Jiwon Joung have been announced as this year's winners of the student competition, receiving prizes totalling nearly £12,000.
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E-tail surge not enough in May as lockdown means fashion sales plunge

E-tail surge not enough in May as lockdown means fashion sales plunge

Online sales helped to salvage some good news out of the gloom during May with BDO’s Retail Sales Tracker for the month showing a 129.5% e-sales uplift year-on-year.
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Wolverine Worldwide predicts better-than-expected Q2 on strong e-commerce gains

Wolverine Worldwide predicts better-than-expected Q2 on strong e-commerce gains

The outdoor lifestyle group has announced skyrocketing e-commerce sales in the first nine weeks of Q2, giving the company hope of achieving better-than-expected results in a quarter negatively impacted by Covid-19.
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Brazilian flip-flops maker Havaianas turns Japanese for the season

Brazilian flip-flops maker Havaianas turns Japanese for the season

Havaianas is paying homage to its DNA and also to the Land of the Rising Sun, with the launch of Tradi Zori streetwear-inspired flip-flops, which celebrate Japanese design.
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Debenhams reopenings start next week, plans 'big bang' approach on June 15

Debenhams reopenings start next week, plans 'big bang' approach on June 15

Having struck rent deals for most of its stores, Debenhams is planning for its reopening programme to begin next week as three Northern Ireland shops open on Tuesday. 
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New Look in landlord talks about turnover-linked rents

New Look in landlord talks about turnover-linked rents

Less than two years on from its CVA, New Look is in talks with its landlords again and has appointed property agents to help it negotiate rent deals based on turnover as it prepares to reopen its store estate this month.
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Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune London has partnered with Klarna to launch a Pay Later option in five European markets, including Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
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Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering, one of the largest luxury groups on the planet, has made financial commitment to fight racism, with contributions to the NAACP and to Campaign Zero – following eight days of protests in multiple American cities.
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Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok has linked up with premium French womenswear brand ba&sh on an exclusive capsule collection called Pas de Deux.
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French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

As fashion retail gets ready for a deluge of discounts once stores reopen, many retailers are already cutting prices with French Connection and a quartet of Arcadia labels leading the charge.
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Coronavirus clearance sales drive UK retail prices down sharply

Coronavirus clearance sales drive UK retail prices down sharply

UK retail prices, especially fashion, fell at their fastest pace in 14 years last month as a result of the coronavirus crisis and more of the same is expected as reopenings mean mega clearance sales.
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Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods drop 31% in Q1

Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods drop 31% in Q1

The Pennsylvania-based sportswear and equipment retailer announced a 30.6% decline in net sales in the first quarter, due in large part to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Jigsaw withdraws from Australia

Jigsaw withdraws from Australia

Jigsaw has closed its stores and e-tail site in Australia to focus on its operations in the UK. The British clothing brand said the decision to exit Australia was due to the coronavirus crisis.
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Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson and Marks & Spencer have released further details of their reopening plans as retailers across the UK prepare to transition to a “new normal”.
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Zalando sets science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%

Zalando sets science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%

Zalando is continuing its sustainability drive and said it's the first platform worldwide to set science-based targets (SBTs) to reduce carbon emissions in line with the 1.5 degrees Celsius Paris Agreement figure.
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