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Studio Retail's "well-stocked" for critical Q3, sales stayed ahead in H1

Studio Retail's "well-stocked" for critical Q3, sales stayed ahead in H1

​Planning ahead to secure its Q3 supply chain has been a good move for value retailer Studio Retail Group’s stock position. Especially as 40% of its sales occur in the critical Black Friday and Christmas quarter.
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Ikea confirms purchase of former Topshop store in London's Oxford Circus for £378 million

Ikea confirms purchase of former Topshop store in London's Oxford Circus for £378 million

Ikea has agreed to buy the iconic former flagship store of British fashion chain Topshop in London's Oxford Circus from the administrators of bankrupt owner Arcadia Group, part of its push to open inner-city outlets.
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John Lewis opens pop-up for Anyday own-brand

John Lewis opens pop-up for Anyday own-brand

John Lewis has opened an Anyday pop-up store in Leicester as it puts further support behind its low-cost label that has recently moved into the fashion sector.
Fashion
THG revenues soar, says both Beauty and Ingenuity are strong

THG revenues soar, says both Beauty and Ingenuity are strong

​Under-pressure THG issued a Q3 trading statement on Tuesday and said that revenue continues to soar. Group revenue rose 38% year-on-year to £507.8 million and 93.8% on a two-year, constancy-currency basis.
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JCPenney names Marc Rosen CEO, Shashoua is executive chairman

JCPenney names Marc Rosen CEO, Shashoua is executive chairman

US retail giant JCPenney has a new CEO and has named Marc Rosen to the post, effective November 1. And Stanley Shashoua, chief investment officer at the firm’s owner, Simon Property Group, becomes executive chairman.
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Xmas spending set to dip says new negative UK consumer confidence report

Xmas spending set to dip says new negative UK consumer confidence report

​It’s no surprise that another UK consumer confidence indicator (released Monday) was negative and the outlook for Christmas spending's weak as prices rise. But at least it wasn't as bleak as Friday's assessment by GfK.
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TK Maxx operator TJX UK swings to big loss on Covid impact

TK Maxx operator TJX UK swings to big loss on Covid impact

​TJX UK has reported plunging turnover and a loss for the year to January (its fiscal year 2021) in a results filing at Companies House
Fashion
Mr Porter links with Glenfiddich and Nicholas Daley

Mr Porter links with Glenfiddich and Nicholas Daley

​We’re more used to hearing about fashion collabs from Mr Porter but the luxury e-tailer has just unveiled a link-up that suggests it’s nodding towards a wider lifestyle offer.
Fashion
Au Départ builds momentum internationally, shows travel line in Orient Express train

Au Départ builds momentum internationally, shows travel line in Orient Express train

In an iconic travel setting, Orient Express and Au Départ showed off their chic partnership collection this week inside a luxury passenger carriage, as the luggage brand gathers momentum in France and abroad.
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Supima Design Lab: Charles de Vilmorin, American talent and new generation Hyères

Supima Design Lab: Charles de Vilmorin, American talent and new generation Hyères

One happy biproduct of the gradual end of the global lockdown was the chance to witness this week in Paris the latest ideas in Supima Design Lab with almost a score of talented designers.
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Harvey Nichols kicks off 25th anniversary in Leeds celebrations

Harvey Nichols kicks off 25th anniversary in Leeds celebrations

​Harvey Nichols Leeds is fast-approaching its 25th birthday. And to mark the Yorkshire department store’s silver anniversary, it’s hosting of series of special events on and around the key 23 October date.
Luxury
Carnaby Christmas shopping party returns

Carnaby Christmas shopping party returns

London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is ramping up pre-Christmas festivities for its key Carnaby Street retail destination and its surrounding streets.
Fashion
Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

​It was all looking so much better in July. UK consumer confidence has since taken a battering with the financial pulse of the nation dropping for third month in a row in October, according to GfK’s latest figures.
Fashion
UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

Retail sales failed to impress last month, official UK figures showed on Friday, but the under-pressure fashion sector came out of it relatively well compared to other product sectors.
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London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

​The retail revival of London’s West End is gathering pace, major landlord Shaftesbury said on Thursday. Business is bouncing back post-lockdowns with the Carnaby Street owner citing a further reduction in available-to-let vacancies.
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Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

​We've seen more evidence of how younger consumers have changed their shopping habits since the onset of the pandemic with a report saying that many continue the online behaviour they developed during lockdown.
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