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DHL UK expansion to create 4,000 jobs on e-tail boom

DHL UK expansion to create 4,000 jobs on e-tail boom

Logistics firm DHL is to vastly increase its processing and delivery capacity in the UK as part of a new £190 million expansion plan to take advantage of the continuing boom in digital retail.
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Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coat Group has acquired Texon, “a global leader in premium structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries”, as the new owner “expands its presence in athleisure footwear”.
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Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

The radical makeover of Battersea Power Station has reached “practical completion” ahead of the grand opening as a major London retail destination this autumn.
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I Saw It First sales rise on UK strength, but early-stage losses widen

I Saw It First sales rise on UK strength, but early-stage losses widen

​UK fashion e-tailer I Saw It First has seen sales in its domestic market soaring, despite a drop in international revenues in the latest financial year, accounts filed at Companies House showed this week.
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Arizona Muse and Dana Thomas are Pure London keynote speakers

Arizona Muse and Dana Thomas are Pure London keynote speakers

​Pure London has been making a string of announcements in recent weeks and the latest is around two keynote speakers headlining the show’s Power of One sustainability content.
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Dr. Martens on the move, in Paris and worldwide

Dr. Martens on the move, in Paris and worldwide

Paris will always be a magnet for booming brands; and one that popped up with a snappy showroom recently was Dr. Martens, the iconic UK marque, where we caught up with its creative director Darren McKoy.
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Klarna links with Visa for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 campaign

Klarna links with Visa for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 campaign

​Easy payments financier Klarna has launched a campaign with credit/debit card giant Visa to promote its own Klarna card during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 football tournament which runs across 6-31 July in England. 
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Adidas UK finance chief leaves after quarter of a century at the business

Adidas UK finance chief leaves after quarter of a century at the business

​A senior member of the Adidas UK team has left the company after a tenure of more than 25 years. The sports giant’s UK finance director Andrew Hackett has retired from his role.
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Missguided changes official company name after Frasers takeover

Missguided changes official company name after Frasers takeover

​Missguided’s official company name has changed to MGL Realisations (2022) Limited, documents filed with Companies House this week have shown. But the business will continue to trade as Missguided.
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Clothing is a bright spot in Sainsbury's trading update

Clothing is a bright spot in Sainsbury's trading update

​Sainsbury's, one of the UK's biggest supermarkets and the owner of the giant Tu clothing brand, issued a trading statement for the 16 weeks to the end of June on Tuesday and its fashion ops are doing reasonably well.
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Pure London to showcase Sicilian labels

Pure London to showcase Sicilian labels

​Sicilian fashion designers, artisans, and brands will be out in force at the Hyve Group-organised Pure London show this month (17-19 July). Regione Siciliana will be showing in the UK for the first time.
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M&S adds third-party brands for back-to-school season

M&S adds third-party brands for back-to-school season

M&S is hoping its third-party brands success to continue into the back-to-school (BTS) category, adding a host of related names to the important trading season.
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Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo sales in its Japanese market went into reverse again during June. But the bad news wasn't all it seemed and was due to calendar effects, with combined May and June sales actually rising strongly.
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Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

​Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
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German fashion brand Closed opens its first American store in Los Angeles

German fashion brand Closed opens its first American store in Los Angeles

The German brand, recently repositioned as a global contemporary label, has just opened its very first store in the United States at the Platform shopping center in the Culver City area. 
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Wolverine Worldwide sells Champion footwear license to HanesBrands

Wolverine Worldwide sells Champion footwear license to HanesBrands

Wolverine Worldwide announced on Thursday it has sold its Champion trademarks for footwear in the United States and Canada to its long-time licensee HanesBrands Inc for $90 million in cash.   
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