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River Island closes distribution centre

River Island closes distribution centre

River Island has added its name to the growing list of fashion brands that have halted online operations to allow warehouse staff to stay at home.
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Another raft of Jack Wills stores axed

Another raft of Jack Wills stores axed

The gradual shrinking of the Jack Wills chain is continuing with news on Thursday that another 17 of the shops are being permanently closed.
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Sainsbury's moves to support concession tenants

Sainsbury's moves to support concession tenants

Sainsbury's has said that it's working hard to support its suppliers and partners and is also pledging support for its concession partners that include fashion retailers.
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Fashion e-tailers refute social distancing criticism, Next, Net-A-Porter shut e-stores

Fashion e-tailers refute social distancing criticism, Next, Net-A-Porter shut e-stores

UK fashion e-tail is facing a steady shutdown as some well-known names respond to criticism of the efforts they’re making to keep warehouse staff and other workers safe.
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Condé Nast pushes luxury conference back three months to end July

Condé Nast pushes luxury conference back three months to end July

The next Condé Nast Luxury Conference, scheduled for April, has been pushed back three months to end July, the latest major postponement in fashion due to impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Fogal poised for a renaissance, hunkers down during the pandemic

Fogal poised for a renaissance, hunkers down during the pandemic

There is nothing like a centenary to focus attention on a brand, especially one on the mend, like Fogal, considered by many as the nec plus ultra of legwear. A brand poised for a notable renaissance, post-coronavirus.
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Zalando says lockdowns are hitting demand

Zalando says lockdowns are hitting demand

German online fashion retailer Zalando said today that restrictions on public life were resulting in lower demand for its products. 
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Fashion discounting surges as coronavirus devastates SS20

Fashion discounting surges as coronavirus devastates SS20

Luxury, premium and high street brands are all accelerating their online discounts as plunging footfall followed by a lockdown means the UK's SS20 season is turning into a disastrous one, new data shows.
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Marimekko in staff lay-off talks as more stores shut

Marimekko in staff lay-off talks as more stores shut

Marimekko is accelerating its measures to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak. It's extending its store closures to Finland and Sweden this week and talking to staff about temporary lay-offs.
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Fenwick stops web sales as nascent e-tail ops are run from stores

Fenwick stops web sales as nascent e-tail ops are run from stores

The coronavirus crisis looks like it will hit upscale department store chain Fenwick very hard as the company is now shutting its webstore.
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SMCP hurt by coronavirus but underlying trajectory is upwards

SMCP hurt by coronavirus but underlying trajectory is upwards

The owner of Sandro and Maje expects sales to fall by more than 20% in Q1 due to the coronavirus, although its 2019 results show that without that, it has been progressing well.
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EU to decide on EssilorLuxottica-GrandVision deal by July 24

EU to decide on EssilorLuxottica-GrandVision deal by July 24

EU antitrust regulators have set a new deadline of July 24 to decide whether to clear Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica’s 7.2-billion-euro (6.7 billion pounds) bid for Dutch opticians group GrandVision.
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Kurt Geiger donates gift cards to critical care workers

Kurt Geiger donates gift cards to critical care workers

The premium footwear brand is hoping to bring a little joy to NHS critical care workers with the launch of the Small Acts of Kindness campaign.
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New Look cuts production, marketing, but firm remains optimistic

New Look cuts production, marketing, but firm remains optimistic

Recovering value fashion retailer New Look said on Tuesday that it's stopping all production and reining-in its marketing as it deals with an unprecedented situation due to the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus crisis means Oasis and Warehouse are for sale again

Coronavirus crisis means Oasis and Warehouse are for sale again

Womenswear chains Oasis and Warehouse are on the auction block again with the problems linked to the coronavirus pandemic believed to be behind the move on the part of its owner, Icelandic lender Kaupthing.
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JD Sports delays results, suspends guidance

JD Sports delays results, suspends guidance

JD Sports has revealed that all of its stores in the UK, United States and Europe have now closed, and the business is pursuing a number of measures to protect its liquidity. 
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