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Micam, Mipel, other Milanese trade shows postponed to March

Micam, Mipel, other Milanese trade shows postponed to March

Following Pitti Uomo’s decision to postpone, Milan-based trade shows Micam, Mipel, Homi, Lineapelle and TheOneMilano have also pushed their dates back by one month, and will all be staged on March 20-24.
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Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

Masked shoppers turned up in smaller numbers at major U.S. retailers on Black Friday as early online deals and worry about the spike in Covid-19 cases dulled enthusiasm for trips to the mall.
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Black Friday shopping down in double-digits says Barclaycard

Black Friday shopping down in double-digits says Barclaycard

Barclaycard has said that the volume of sales transactions up to 4pm was down 16.7% on Black Friday. The company’s figures are particularly useful because it actually almost £1 in every £3 spent in the UK.
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Amazon to give $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line U.S. workers

Amazon to give $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would spend more than $500 million on one-time bonuses for its front-line employees in the United States who are working the holiday season amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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​Boohoo ups ethical stance, Leveson to head its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme

​Boohoo ups ethical stance, Leveson to head its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme

Boohoo’s well-publicised bid to clean up its ethical act has intensified with the appointment of a serious heavyweight to oversee its ‘Agenda for Change’ programme, announced in September.
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​Debt-free MySale says annual sales slide

​Debt-free MySale says annual sales slide

Profitable and debt-free are two elements to any results statement worth opening with in Covid-crushed times like these. So it’s little wonder Australia-based e-tailer MySale Group was in an upbeat mood Thursday. 
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Queen's gambit and The Crown impact AW20 fashion searches, says Stylight

Queen's gambit and The Crown impact AW20 fashion searches, says Stylight

​Two popular TV shows from Netflix are having a major impact on fashion at the moment with searches for certain items surging on the back of the latest season of The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit.
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Adidas to grow London Designer Outlet presence, Radley also signs up

Adidas to grow London Designer Outlet presence, Radley also signs up

​Outlet malls remain among the key retail growth destinations in Britain (and beyond) so it’s no surprise that Adidas is to upsize its location in the successful London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park.
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Karl Lagerfeld creates eco-conscious accessory line with Amber Valletta

Karl Lagerfeld creates eco-conscious accessory line with Amber Valletta

The house of Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans for a new eco-friendly accessories collection made in collaboration with iconic model and actress Amber Valletta and focused on green-conscious designs.
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PETA hails McCartney, Telfar, and Dr Martens in its 2020 Fashion Awards

PETA hails McCartney, Telfar, and Dr Martens in its 2020 Fashion Awards

​PETA in the UK has called out the brands and people that “have made big statements for animals in 2020” via its Fashion Awards, with it also highlighting the progress made by some major retail names.
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Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

​With its flagship department closed for now, Liberty London is aiming to make the best of the festive shopping season by putting its store staff in front of online shoppers.
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Who's Next show forced to cancel January edition

Who's Next show forced to cancel January edition

WSN Développement, the Parisian fashion show’s organiser, has announced that the event's January edition will not take place. Who's Next and Impact will have their own space at the Première Classe show on March 5-7.
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YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

​Yoox Net-A-Porter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy called Infinity that’s “designed to bring luxury and fashion back into balance with our planet”.
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J.C. Penney receives approval for plan to create separate PropCos

J.C. Penney receives approval for plan to create separate PropCos

As the Texas-based department store retailer continues on its path out of bankruptcy, it has received court approval for a restructuring plan involving the creation of separate property holding companies.
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Dick's Sporting Goods appoints Lauren Hobart as new CEO

Dick's Sporting Goods appoints Lauren Hobart as new CEO

The American sports equipment retailer has announced that its new CEO will be Lauren Hobart, who joins a small minority of women leading major U.S.-based companies. 
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Adolfo Domínguez posts 50.4% decline in first-half revenues

Adolfo Domínguez posts 50.4% decline in first-half revenues

The company's losses widened to 10.4 million euros, with online sales growing 25.5% to represent 21.8% of total revenues, which were 26 million euros. The Galician brand has also announced a new international director. 
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