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ASOS to support extra 25,000 UK jobs in next four years

ASOS to support extra 25,000 UK jobs in next four years

​ASOS is big and the online fashion retailer is expected to get much bigger in the next three-to-four years. That’s according to the firm’s first-ever economic impact report complied by Oxford Economics.
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Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

​It’s being heralded as a venture to "redefine how consumers use retail spaces". It’s called The Campus and is being developed to include pop-up retail, flexible workspace, and an urban food hall. 
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Lancel’s sales up by 29% in third quarter

Lancel’s sales up by 29% in third quarter

French leather goods label Lancel, owned by the Piquadro group, recorded sales worth €21.4 million in Q3, equivalent to a 28.8% rise, and accounting for a 46.9% share of the Italian group's total sales.
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UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
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Leeds Group's Covid woes continue, short-term outlook "remains difficult"

Leeds Group's Covid woes continue, short-term outlook "remains difficult"

Covid-19 is still an issue for Leeds Group. The UK-based fabrics and haberdashery wholesaler and retailer’s half-year to 23 November 2021 saw it continuing to struggle.
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Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

​All dressed up and somewhere to go. Christmas 2021 was a season of a return to socialising, albeit on a slimmed-down scale compared to 2020’s restrictions. That meant consumers upped their spend on fashion and beauty.
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JD Sports links with Excel Esports gaming brand

JD Sports links with Excel Esports gaming brand

​JD Sports Fashion is turning its attention to esports, the booming international video games competition arena. The UK’s biggest athletic sportswear retailer has signed a commercial partnership deal with Excel Esports.
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SMCP ousts representatives of Shandong Ruyi from board

SMCP ousts representatives of Shandong Ruyi from board

SMCP’s shareholders met in a general meeting on Friday and dismissed the Chinese group’s representatives from the board. Christophe Chenut, Xavier Veret and Natalia Nicolaidis have been named in their place.
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Filippa K names Saint Laurent's Kessler as its creative chief

Filippa K names Saint Laurent's Kessler as its creative chief

​Swedish fashion house Filippa K has named Liisa Kessler as its new Creative Director. It’s a big move for the label as she succeeds brand founder Filippa Knutsson, who stepped away from the role as far back as 2019.
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Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

​Two key executives who helped to shape UK retail died in the last few days. Paul Myners was the former chairman of M&S and Landsec and John Sainsbury was the driving force behind the supermarket chain for 23 years.
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Safilo boosts controlling stake in Privé Revaux as Schottenstein quits

Safilo boosts controlling stake in Privé Revaux as Schottenstein quits

​Eyewear giant Safilo has further extend its control of Privé Revaux, adding to its existing 64.2% stake so that it now owns 81.9% of the company.
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Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Ex-Farfetch COO Robb said to be key candidate for ASOS chief executive post

Former Farfetch COO Andrew Robb is in the running to be the next CEO of ASOS, a report has claimed. There had been speculation in recent weeks that Robb was a contender for one of global fashion's top leadership posts.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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Next cuts sick pay for self-isolating unvaccinated staff

Next cuts sick pay for self-isolating unvaccinated staff

​Fashion retail giant Next has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to self-isolate because of exposure to Covid-19.
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Landsec announces Nike Unite debut at Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays

Landsec announces Nike Unite debut at Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays

​Nike is to open a Nike Unite location at the Landsec-operated Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping centre in Portsmouth in the spring, as part of the US brand's upsizing programme at the waterfront destination.
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