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UK’s leading etailers promise to create 10,000 jobs as they team...

ASOS, Boohoo, Gymshark and THG are among the founder members of a new business association designed to champion the UK e-commerce sector and support the efforts of physical retailers in their transition to a digital-first model.
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UK footfall set to rise 47.9% when non-essential retail reopens in...

Footfall across the UK is set to jump +47.9% when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality reopens in England from 12 April, according to retail experts Springboard.
Stone Island

Moncler acquires remaining 30% stake of Stone Island

Moncler has entered in to an agreement with Venezio Investments Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Ltd., to acquire the remaining 30% stake of Stone Island’s parent group, Sportswear Company S.p.A. (SPW) for €345 million.
Christine Kasoulis

John Lewis confirms departure of Buying Director of Fashion

John Lewis has confirmed Buying Director of Fashion, Christine Kasoulis, is to leave the business this spring to focus on her MBA degree.
British Fashion Council

British Fashion Council to address sustainability at Expo 2020 Dubai

British Fashion Council's CEO Caroline Rush is one of the headline speakers announced for a program of events exploring the future of fashion and retail,
Red Wing

Red Wing launches new “Out of Fashion” global campaign

US footwear brand Red Wing has just launched a new global campaign titled “Out of Fashion”, set to run across all the brand’s social channels

Brand Machine Group appoints Ian Bristow as CTO and COO

Brand Machine Group (BMG) has appointed Ian Bristow in a newly created role of joint Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the
Rishi Sunak in House of Commons

Furlough and COVID-19 business support set to be extended until May

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to extend furlough and other business support until May, ensuring most businesses can survive through the planned roadmap out of lockdown.
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Fast-fashion microfibres harmful to lung health scientists warn

Microplastics from “fast fashion” textiles such as nylon and polyester could be harming lungs and inhibiting the lungs’ ability to repair damage caused by conditions such as Covid-19, scientists have warned.
Scotland Scottish retail

Non-essential retail to re-open in Scotland by end of April

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the country's exit from lockdown today, which would see non-essential retail opened by 26 April. 
Loraine Woodhouse

British Land hires ex-John Lewis Finance Chief as Non-Executive Director

The Board of The British Land Company has announced the appointment of Loraine Woodhouse as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 March 2021. Woodhouse

Anthropologie reports 25% increase in customer transactions due to virtual experiences

Urban Outfitters Inc has reported growth of 25% in customer transactions at its Anthropologie and BHLDN brands after investing in virtual customer experiences. Using business

Retail sales dive and expectations hit record low in shutdown

UK retail sales plunged in the year to February after non-essential stores shut their doors, while retailer expectations for the next month have fallen to their lowest on record, according to new figures.

Boohoo announces streetwear collection with artist Danileigh

Global e-commerce brand Boohoo has announced a new collection in collaboration with DaniLeigh, featuring items drawn from the artists energetic and bold sense of style.
Humane Society

British stars call on Boris to ban UK fur sales

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received an open letter signed by 50 of Britain’s biggest stars in support of the #FurFreeBritain campaign asking him to implement a UK ban on the sale of real fur.
Gap Oxford Street

Gap reportedly seeking to close all UK stores in July 2021

American fashion giant Gap is reportedly at war with its landlords after informing them of plans to close all of its shops in the UK

Vanish and BFC reveal “Rewear Edit” highlighting 350,000 tonnes of discarded...

Garment care brand Vanish has partnered with the British Fashion Council (BFC) during London Fashion Week (LFW) to put together a fashion shoot called “Rewear Edit” only using discarded clothing – raising awareness of 350,000 tonnes of clothing that go to landfill in the UK each year.
Festival Place

H&M to unveil first new-look store in UK at Festival Place

H&M is to give its store at Basingstoke's Festival Place a make-over revealing a brand new look and feel in a UK first. 
DREST hairstyling Sam Mcknight

DREST innovates Gameplay with high-fashion hair by Sam McKnight

Interactive luxury styling game DREST has introduced 15 high-fashion digital hairstyles by Sam McKnight, in a nod to Digital Fashion Month.
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Frasers Group to take £100m hit from continued lockdown

Frasers Group has said it could take a hit in excess of £100 million due to the Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential retailers reopening stores lasting until 12 April.