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Debenhams reopenings start next week, plans 'big bang' approach on June 15

Debenhams reopenings start next week, plans 'big bang' approach on June 15

Having struck rent deals for most of its stores, Debenhams is planning for its reopening programme to begin next week as three Northern Ireland shops open on Tuesday. 
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New Look in landlord talks about turnover-linked rents

New Look in landlord talks about turnover-linked rents

Less than two years on from its CVA, New Look is in talks with its landlords again and has appointed property agents to help it negotiate rent deals based on turnover as it prepares to reopen its store estate this month.
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Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune London has partnered with Klarna to launch a Pay Later option in five European markets, including Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
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Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering, one of the largest luxury groups on the planet, has made financial commitment to fight racism, with contributions to the NAACP and to Campaign Zero – following eight days of protests in multiple American cities.
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Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok has linked up with premium French womenswear brand ba&sh on an exclusive capsule collection called Pas de Deux.
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French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

As fashion retail gets ready for a deluge of discounts once stores reopen, many retailers are already cutting prices with French Connection and a quartet of Arcadia labels leading the charge.
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Coronavirus clearance sales drive UK retail prices down sharply

Coronavirus clearance sales drive UK retail prices down sharply

UK retail prices, especially fashion, fell at their fastest pace in 14 years last month as a result of the coronavirus crisis and more of the same is expected as reopenings mean mega clearance sales.
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Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods drop 31% in Q1

Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods drop 31% in Q1

The Pennsylvania-based sportswear and equipment retailer announced a 30.6% decline in net sales in the first quarter, due in large part to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Jigsaw withdraws from Australia

Jigsaw withdraws from Australia

Jigsaw has closed its stores and e-tail site in Australia to focus on its operations in the UK. The British clothing brand said the decision to exit Australia was due to the coronavirus crisis.
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Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson, M&S prepare for new normal as they share reopening plans

Hammerson and Marks & Spencer have released further details of their reopening plans as retailers across the UK prepare to transition to a “new normal”.
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Zalando sets science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%

Zalando sets science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 80%

Zalando is continuing its sustainability drive and said it's the first platform worldwide to set science-based targets (SBTs) to reduce carbon emissions in line with the 1.5 degrees Celsius Paris Agreement figure.
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Reiss opts for phased UK reopenings after successful Europe return

Reiss opts for phased UK reopenings after successful Europe return

One of British fashion retail’s biggest success stories, Reiss, is opting for a phased approach to reopening from this month and said that it has seen successful reopenings at a number of stores in Europe.
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Hunter secures rescue deal as existing backer increases stake

Hunter secures rescue deal as existing backer increases stake

Celebrity favourite Hunter Boots has clinched a rescue following a sales plunge due to the coronavirus crisis. A further £16.5m is being pumped into the firm to keep it going and growing through the crisis and beyond.
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Boohoo hit with $100m lawsuit over “fake promotions”

Boohoo hit with $100m lawsuit over “fake promotions”

The legal action has been brought by US law firms Almadani Law and AI Law, which allege that Boohoo and its subsidiaries PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal have engaged in deceptive pricing.
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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
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Aldo's UK arm files for administration but some stores could continue

Aldo's UK arm files for administration but some stores could continue

The UK arm of failed Canadian footwear retailer Aldo is now in administration, the filing coming just a few weeks after the Canadian parent company filed for bankruptcy protection.
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