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Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

The Inditex-owned homeware and decor brand, Zara Home, has launched a detergent that reduces microfibre release by up to 80%. The formula was developed together with BASF. 
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Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if  Covid curbs ease

Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if Covid curbs ease

More than half of Chinese say they will put off travel abroad, for periods from several months to more than a year, even if borders re-opened tomorrow, a sign that consumer recovery from Covid-19 measures will take time.
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UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

​At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
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Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

​Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
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Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

​Tax-free shopping among Gen Z consumers is growing faster than for any other age group, new research from software and payments specialist Planet shows.
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Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
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Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

It’s a UK retail first for The Yards. The newest shopping location in London’s Covent Garden has chosen pioneering geo-located technology for its ‘12 Drops of Christmas’ festive campaign.
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Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Quite a milestone for Pepco Group. No wonder it calls itself “the fast-growing" pan-European variety discount retailer having just opened its 3,000th Pepco store, in Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
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John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

When pure retail just isn’t enough. John Lewis Partnership is branching out into the UK’s growing ‘built-to-rent’ property market, converting parts of its Waitrose supermarket spaces into residential apartments.
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Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
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Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Oxford Street’s status as one of London’s (and Britain’s and Europe’s) key shopping attractions could be at risk. The profile of its tenants is changing with 1 million sq ft of former retail space to be lost to offices.
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Jacquemus unveils its home universe with Tekla

Jacquemus unveils its home universe with Tekla

Simon Porte Jacquemus is venturing into the world of bedding and homewear via a collaboration with Danish home textiles brand Tekla available on their e-commerce and its Paris boutique.
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Hackett London opens new flagship store in Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia

Hackett London opens new flagship store in Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia

The London-based firm is relocating its Barcelona flagship store, which was formerly located on Avinguda Diagonal, to a 250-square-meter space in an Art Deco building located at number 51 Paseo de Gracia.
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After giving away his company, Patagonia founder to be honoured at Fashion Awards

After giving away his company, Patagonia founder to be honoured at Fashion Awards

​The British Fashion Council (BFC) said on Thursday that Yvon Chouinard, founder and former owner of Patagonia will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2022 next week.
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Next and Tom Joule swoop in to buy Joules for £41m, 1,450 jobs saved

Next and Tom Joule swoop in to buy Joules for £41m, 1,450 jobs saved

After pulling out of a deal to buy a minority stake, an administration filing and TFG having looked like it would win the prize, Next has emerged victorious in the race to buy the failed-but-still-popular Joules.
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UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

UK footfall gap widens against 2019 in November, malls suffering

Despite a much-needed boost from Black Friday, November’s retail footfall numbers across the UK fell from October “as consumers continue to hold out for cheaper discounts at the end of December", says Springboard.
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