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M&S appoints tech expert Dunne as non-exec director

M&S appoints tech expert Dunne as non-exec director

​Marks & Spencer Group’s major senior team changes this spring have been boosted further with the appointed of tech expert Ronan Dunne to its board as a non-executive director, effective 1 August.
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eBay Europe head Hattrell poached by Asda backer TDR

eBay Europe head Hattrell poached by Asda backer TDR

Asda backer TDR Capital has poached eBay European boss Rob Hattrell. He joins the private equity firm as a partner from September. The news coincides with Asda saying its chief customer officer Meghan Farren is leaving.
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N Brown remains positive in toughening market

N Brown remains positive in toughening market

​N Brown began Thursday’s trading update with the positives. Citing its position as “a top 10 UK clothing & footwear digital retailer” the group said it saw continued growth in strategic product revenue.
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Property sector hits back in row over Oxford Street candy store 'blight'

Property sector hits back in row over Oxford Street candy store 'blight'

​London’s commercial property industry has hit back at a claim landlords are turning a “blind eye” to candy stores along Oxford Street. The claim comes after Westminster City Council launched a probe into 30 stores.
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Landlord says Regent Street will suffer in work-from-home revolution

Landlord says Regent Street will suffer in work-from-home revolution

​Prime London retail destination Regent Street faces a rise in empty stores, damaged by the post-pandemic work-from-home trend, according to the Crown Estate, as footfall levels in central London remain low.
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Shaftesbury, Capco agree Central-London-focused merger plan

Shaftesbury, Capco agree Central-London-focused merger plan

​Central London property giants Shaftesbury and Capco said on Thursday that they’re going ahead with their merger plans after months of talks.
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Boohoo sales drop for first time ever, but expects a Q2 return to growth

Boohoo sales drop for first time ever, but expects a Q2 return to growth

​Boohoo did something it wasn't used to on Thursday, it delivered a trading statement that showed falling sales. In the three months to 31 May, total sales fell to £445.7 million, down 8% year-on-year.
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H&M's Q2 sales beat expectations as it enjoys double-digit rise

H&M's Q2 sales beat expectations as it enjoys double-digit rise

​H&M had good reason to be happy on Wednesday as it reported Q2 sales with a bigger than expected increase. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer had a good time of it in the March-to-May quarter with sales up 17%.
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Daily Mail publisher launches fashion and beauty content-to-commerce brand

Daily Mail publisher launches fashion and beauty content-to-commerce brand

​Daily Mail and General Trust, the multinational company behind the Daily Mail newspaper, has announced the launch of a new media-to-shopping online “fashion, beauty and lifestyle brand” at Eliza.co.uk.
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Grimsby's Freshney Place could be taken over by council

Grimsby's Freshney Place could be taken over by council

Grimsby could become the latest town to have its central shopping centre rescued by the local council, which has tabled plans to buy the failed Freshney Place mall for £25 million.
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Candy stores on Oxford Street investigated over business rates issues

Candy stores on Oxford Street investigated over business rates issues

​UK authorities are taking action against the blight of US-themed ‘candy stores’ on Oxford Street with 30 of them being investigated after allegedly not paying nearly £8 million in business rates.
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France's Cegid announces the acquisition of the British company StorIQ

France's Cegid announces the acquisition of the British company StorIQ

French software vendor Cegid has acquired UK-based retail tech firm StorIQ, a London-based company that counts Hugo Boss, M&S, Mountain Warehouse and Douglas among its clients.
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URW to sell Almere Centrum in the Netherlands

URW to sell Almere Centrum in the Netherlands

​Property giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced that it’s to sell Almere Centrum in The Netherlands for €155 million. It has struck a deal with a group of private investors led by the UMB Group.
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Marimekko names new leader for West region

Marimekko names new leader for West region

​Marimekko has announced a major management change with Noora Laurila appointed Senior Vice President of Sales in Region West and member of the firm’s Management Group.
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Fashion collections announced for Pride month

Fashion collections announced for Pride month

Many brands are getting involved during Pride Month to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community, including Michael Kors, the Versace Foundation, The North Face, Cos and &Other Stories.
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Zalando acquires majority stake in Highsnobiety

Zalando acquires majority stake in Highsnobiety

​E-tail giant Zalando said on Monday that it has acquired a controlling stake in Highsnobiety for an undisclosed sum. The two companies will now “join forces to lead the way in engaging and inspiring customers”. 
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