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Brief return: Debenhams stores to reopen… for closing-down sale

Brief return: Debenhams stores to reopen… for closing-down sale

Debenhams hasn’t disappeared from the high streets quite yet. Many of the almost-100 department stores still in existence will reopen for up to 33 days from 12 April, offering deep discounts to clear stock.
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Students to lead rush back to shops next week, fitting rooms are key - report

Students to lead rush back to shops next week, fitting rooms are key - report

​Young consumers could be among those to most enthusiastically embrace a return to physical shopping next week, despite this consumer group also being the most comfortable with shopping online. 
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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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Love Hemp raises £5 million to boost international marketing ambitions

Love Hemp raises £5 million to boost international marketing ambitions

Love Hemp Group, the UK-based CBD and hemp beauty products supplier, has fundraised over £5 million to boost a global marketing programme. The company also said it wants list on the London Stock Exchange this year.
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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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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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Kim Kardashian joins the billionaire club

Kim Kardashian joins the billionaire club

The cosmetics and shapewear businesswoman was included on Tuesday for the first time on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires.
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Some cosmetics could increase the risk of endometriosis

Some cosmetics could increase the risk of endometriosis

Certain substances present in cosmetics and beauty products could be responsible for an increased risk of endometriosis.
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Reese Witherspoon embraces clean beauty with Biossance

Reese Witherspoon embraces clean beauty with Biossance

The Biossance brand has chosen American actress and producer Reese Witherspoon as its new global ambassador.
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Kim Kardashian reportedly files trademark for skincare brand

Kim Kardashian reportedly files trademark for skincare brand

Kim Kardashian recently filed trademark applications to potentially launch a brand called SKKN by Kim encompassing “skin care, hair care, nail products, perfumes, candles, and more.” 
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UK Easter footfall better than predicted as weekly retail visits rise again

UK Easter footfall better than predicted as weekly retail visits rise again

Predictions of poor Easter Weekend retail footfall ahead of the reopening of non-essential retail on 12 April were wide of the mark as activity across all destinations for the latest week increased again, figures show.
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Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

​As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
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UK pandemic retail: 15k+ stores lost, 190k jobs gone - report

UK pandemic retail: 15k+ stores lost, 190k jobs gone - report

The number of UK jobs and stores lost in pandemic-hit retail continues to rise. Since non-essential stores were first forced to close a year ago, almost 190,000 jobs have gone and 15,153 stores have closed, figures show.
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England reopening date confirmed, John Lewis back on day one, Primark extends hours

England reopening date confirmed, John Lewis back on day one, Primark extends hours

The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.
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