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Royal Mail

Royal Mail trials first out-of-sight autonomous drone delivery flight

Royal Mail has announced the a trial of the first out-of-sight, autonomous scheduled drone flights between the UK mainland and an island, and plans to become the first delivery service to execute inter-island parcel deliveries across the Scillies.

Patrick Grant owned Cookson & Clegg factory to boost productivity by...

Blackburn-based clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, which was rescued from collapse in 2016 by tailor, designer and face of BBC TV’s The Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick Grant, and his sister Victoria, is expecting a 40% productivity boost through tech investment with the Made Smarter North West Adoption Programme.
Making The Cut Season 2

Amazon’s Making the Cut reveals release date and designers for second...

Global fashion competition Making The Cut has announced its return date and competing designers for the shows second season on Amazon Prime Video. The competition
Jenny Holloway

ASOS and Fashion-Enter partner with Kornit Digital on sustainable, on-demand textiles...

Online fashion giant ASOS has partnered with UK fashion manufacturer Fashion-Enter have partnered to implement sustainable, on-demand textiles manufacturing using Kornit Digital printing technology.
Situ Live Westfield London

Westfield London to open new immersive shopping experience Situ Live

Experimental retail concept Situ Live is to launch at Westfield London in Summer 2021, featuring live theatrics and storytelling 'performances' across six themed areas.

In Focus: Connected, comfortable, omnichannel – reigniting a love of physical...

Customer-obsessed innovator Hazel Morton leads the UK marketing team at Critizr, the business behind Europe’s leading Customer Interaction Management platform. Named in CX Network’s 30
NearSt founders Max Kreijn and Nick Brackenbury

NearSt partners with Cybertill to boost shopping in local stores

Google-backed retail technology firm NearSt has partnered with leading cloud-based EPoS platform Cybertill to boost shopping in stores by making it more convenient to buy items locally than online.
Mariam Musa

ISAWITFIRST partners with live-streaming shopping app OOOOO

Fast fashion business ISAWITFIRST has announced it is the first brand in the fashion industry to join forces with the UK’s first live-streaming shopping app OOOOO, launching a dedicated live-streamed, shoppable channel.
Klarna

Klarna launches carbon footprint insights for 90 million consumers

Disruptive payments provider, Klarna has launched CO2 insights for all shopping purchases as part of its "1% pledge", involving the donation of $10 million to initiatives supporting planet health.
Allbirds

Allbirds to open-source its Carbon Calculator

In recognition of Earth Day 2021, San Francisco based footwear and apparel company Allbirds has announced it will begin to open-source its Carbon Calculator to encourage the fashion industry to take accountability for its impact on the planet.
Zoa

Zoa: fashion rental pioneer aims to create the “Shopify for sharing”

Isabella West, founder of pioneering fashion rental platform Hirestreet, is aiming to bring open up rental solutions to fashion brands and retailers across the market with her new platform Zoa.
Zip

The Hut Group signs up buy now, pay later provider Zip

The Hut Group (THG) has partnered with Zip in a move which will see the rapidly-growing buy now, pay later provider become a new payment option across THG’s sites in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

Marks & Spencer begins work on new, automated online warehouse

Marks & Spencer has begun work on a new, automated online warehouse within its Bradford facility, creating the second dedicated e-commerce warehouse for the retailer.
Beyonce

Adidas launches inspiring figures film series featuring Beyonce

Today, Adidas has announced the launch of a series of bold short films about rebellious optimism, aiming to include  and  unite people in sport, through sustainability and inclusivity.
New Look

New Look appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Fashion retailer New Look has announced the appointment of Ed Alford to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. The creation and
Maisie Williams for H&M

H&M appoints Maisie Williams as global sustainability ambassador

H&M has joined forces with British actor and filmmaker Maisie Williams to promote a more sustainable future for fashion by encouraging reuse, remaking and recycling of unwanted garments.
Kaleidoscope

Freeman Grattan Holdings unveils new look and TV ad campaign for...

Freeman Grattan Holdings is launching a new multi-million-pound advertising campaign inviting viewers to "Discover The New Kaleidoscope", which hits TV screens today (30 March 2021) with the strap line, Different by Design.
Gucci Farfetch

Farfetch and Gucci partner on year-long “Imagined Futures” collaboration

Farfetch and Gucci have embarked on a year-long collaboration called "Imagined Futures", which is a multi-experience programme "rooted in values, sustainability, innovation, community and client services".
Garmentry

Menswear rental marketplace Garmentry launches in UK

London-based menswear rental platform Garmentry has launched to the public, offering ready to wear, occasionwear and accessories. The startup allows users to rent their clothing
Fat Face

Fat Face suffers customer and staff data breach

British clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face has revealed it suffered a security breach in January 2021, with some employee and customer information including names, addresses, and some credit card information disclosed.