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Levi Strauss raises sales growth outlook on vaccine rollout hopes

Levi Strauss raises sales growth outlook on vaccine rollout hopes

Levi Strauss & Co on Thursday raised its half-year revenue growth forecast, banking on Covid-19 vaccine rollouts to spur a return to normalcy, after the denim maker beat quarterly sales estimates on an e-commerce boost.
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Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope

Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope

Two years after opening his garment factory in Myanmar, Li Dongliang is on the verge of closing down and laying off his 800 remaining workers.
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Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

After a successful trial in February, Texworld Evolution organiser Messe Frankfurt will hold another showroom in Paris from July 5 to 9 to maintain a physical meeting point despite the absence of its trade shows.
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VF Corp opens new logistics hub in UK

VF Corp opens new logistics hub in UK

The US apparel and footwear group has inaugurated a 55,700-square-metrer logistics centre in Leicestershire that will generate up to 250 new jobs, and will boost the group’s business in the UK and the EMEA region.
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Attendance at Shanghai’s textile/apparel shows back to normal

Attendance at Shanghai’s textile/apparel shows back to normal

Shanghai’s Intertextile, Chic, PH Value and Yarn Expo shows recorded a high turnout on March 17-19, with attendance figures of up to 88,000 visitors, a return to numbers similar to those of 2019.
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Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

The house of Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled its debut eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta, with part of the sustainably chic collection made from vegan cactus leather.
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Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

​Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
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March footfall bodes well for stores' comeback - Springboard

March footfall bodes well for stores' comeback - Springboard

Pent-up demand to shop in a real store is simmering nicely and provides optimism for a bounceback from 12 April’s reopening. That’s the less-than-surprising view from the Springboard Footfall Monitor, released Thursday.
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E-sales strong ahead of reopening, fashion benefits - Salesfire report

E-sales strong ahead of reopening, fashion benefits - Salesfire report

UK consumers continued to increase their online spending in March in the build up to non-essential retail reopening from 12 April, data from retail expert Salesfire shows.
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Solidly-financed Hyve hopes strengthen ahead of events market reopening

Solidly-financed Hyve hopes strengthen ahead of events market reopening

Pure London organiser Hyve remains upbeat ahead of an expected recovery out of pandemic restrictions this year, the events company said in a trading update Thursday. It cited "growing confidence" for calendar year 2022.
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Retailers say no thanks to Covid status certificates

Retailers say no thanks to Covid status certificates

​UK retailers seem to be unenthusiastic about the British government’s idea of Covid status certificates to allow people to enter certain locations. 
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Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

​Fast Retailing released H1 results on Thursday, plus its Japanese Uniqlo performance for March. Both reports showed the business is doing well in general, even if the H1 figures showed some smaller brands struggling.
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Gap plans Westfield London pop-up from reopening day

Gap plans Westfield London pop-up from reopening day

​Gap may be exiting the UK market as far as company-operated shops are concerned, but it wants to make the most of the reopening in England. It will launch a kidswear pop-up in the Westfield London mall on April 12.
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Monki launches new app with omnichannel and sustainability features

Monki launches new app with omnichannel and sustainability features

H&M Group’s Monki brand has this month launched a new app as part of its “ongoing work to engage with its community and offer ways of interacting with the brand and each other”. 
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US teens still love Nike, embrace 90s trends and clean skincare - report

US teens still love Nike, embrace 90s trends and clean skincare - report

​American teens have been increasing their spending slightly in the past year as the emergence of a female-led spending cycle driven by apparel has made an impact.
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ASOS has stellar first half, Topshop integration a global success

ASOS has stellar first half, Topshop integration a global success

​ASOS released its interim results on Thursday and the fashion e-tail giant confirmed just how strong it is, as its own brands and Arcadia labels boomed. It saw sales rising globally and profits soared.
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