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M&S to relaunch Sparks as part of digital first approach

M&S to relaunch Sparks as part of digital first approach

Many retailers are taking the opportunity afforded them by the end of lockdowns to refresh aspects of their business and the latest to do so is Marks & Spencer, which is relaunching its loyalty programme, Sparks.
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River Island moves into beauty licensing in deal with KMI

River Island moves into beauty licensing in deal with KMI

River Island has become the latest fashion retailer to move into the beauty sector with news that it has signed a seven-year deal to launch cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries for women, men and kids.
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Balmain plans Seine barge show event to ignite Paris season

Balmain plans Seine barge show event to ignite Paris season

The house of Balmain is planning a rockin' party show on a barge along the Seine this Sunday evening to kick off the upcoming extended Paris fashion seasons - haute couture and menswear.
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Covid-19-linked shift to online is long-lasting says new report

Covid-19-linked shift to online is long-lasting says new report

The debate is raging about how permanent consumers’ move to online shopping will be post-Covid-19. But a new report suggests it could have shifted the balance between retail and e-tail more durably than some believe. 
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Moynat names Nicholas Knightly as new creative director

Moynat names Nicholas Knightly as new creative director

The storied house of Moynat has appointed the experienced, English-born creator Nicholas Knightly – the leather goods designer of Louis Vuitton – to be its new creative director. 
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Primark upbeat as trading recovers in recent weeks

Primark upbeat as trading recovers in recent weeks

Primark had some good news on Thursday, saying that since its last trading update a month ago, its stores have reopened more quickly than expected, particularly in Ireland, and trading is on an upswing.
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Hi-Tec Sports unveils range of products with built-in face masks

Hi-Tec Sports unveils range of products with built-in face masks

Made in collaboration with Tharanco Lifestyles, the initial range will launch nationally this fall, and will be available online and at outdoor and performance clothing retailers throughout North America.
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Influencers form American Influencer Council to support influencer marketing industry

Influencers form American Influencer Council to support influencer marketing industry

Founded by Qianna Smith Bruneteau, the American Influencer Council frames influencers as small business owners, and aims to sustain "the integrity, viability and growth" of the industry.
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Kering makes commitment to biodiversity

Kering makes commitment to biodiversity

The French luxury group has published its first ever dedicated biodiversity strategy, one of the main pillars of which is a 5 million-euro fund for the development of regenerative agriculture. 
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Beachwear and lingerie trade shows Riviera and Interfilière confirm September editions

Beachwear and lingerie trade shows Riviera and Interfilière confirm September editions

Following a period of uncertainty, Eurovet’s trade show for beach and swimwear Riviera is confirmed to take place from September 4 to 7 and lingerie trade show Interfilière will take place from September 6 to 7.
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Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
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YNAP CEO Marchetti joins Armani board as non-executive director

YNAP CEO Marchetti joins Armani board as non-executive director

Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) Chairman and Chief Executive Federico Marchetti was appointed non-executive director on the board of fashion house Giorgio Armani, the luxury group said on Wednesday.
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Paris unveils a packed 68-event digital menswear season, with eight fresh houses

Paris unveils a packed 68-event digital menswear season, with eight fresh houses

It may only be digital but the upcoming debut Paris Fashion Week Online - Menswear looks to be very busy, with 68 events crammed into this month’s five-day season, and over a half dozen debutant brands.
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Parley and Adidas step up their commitment to eradicate ocean plastic

Parley and Adidas step up their commitment to eradicate ocean plastic

The three stripes brand and the NGO Parley for the Oceans are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their partnership with several initiatives to limit marine pollution and put an end to the global plastic crisis.
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Macy's posts nearly $4 billion in losses, doesn't expect another shutdown

Macy's posts nearly $4 billion in losses, doesn't expect another shutdown

Macy’s Inc reported a staggering $3.58 billion loss on Wednesday for its coronavirus-hit first quarter as store shutdowns resulted in the department store chain recording a $3 billion impairment charge.
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Capri estimates 70% plunge in first-quarter revenue, plans Michael Kors store closures

Capri estimates 70% plunge in first-quarter revenue, plans Michael Kors store closures

Michael Kors owner Capri Holdings Ltd on Wednesday estimated a stunning 70% drop in first-quarter revenue as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered demand for its luxury handbags and dresses.
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