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    Why the green dividend is paying offSubscription

    Features28 May 2020

    Fashion brands and retailers are starting to realise the value of the “green dividend” – and coronavirus is forcing businesses to build sustainability into their resilience plans for the future.

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    Retailers 'confused' by government's latest lockdown guidanceSubscription

    News11 May 2020

    The continued lack of clarity surrounding the government’s non-essential retail store reopening advice has left the fashion industry in a “perilous position”, the industry has told Drapers. 

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    J Crew prepares to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy Subscription

    News1 May 2020

    Struggling US casualwear brand J Crew is reportedly preparing to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, making it the latest in a string of retailers to collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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    BRC publishes store reopening guidance Subscription

    News26 April 2020

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published guidance to support the reopening of stores, including social-distancing and hygiene measures. 

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    Versace owner sets out social responsibility strategySubscription

    News23 April 2020

    Capri Holdings, owner of Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace, has announced its first group-wide corporate social responsibility strategy to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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    Wrangler surpasses global water goalSubscription

    News23 April 2020

    Wrangler has announced it has saved more than 7 billion litres of water in the production of its denim products – equivalent to the daily drinking water needs of almost 4 billion people. 

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    Drapers Investigates: Retail’s long road to recovery Subscription

    News22 April 2020

    Drapers’ latest Covid-19 coronavirus survey provides a snapshot of what the post-lockdown retail recovery process will look like.

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    Queen's Award 2020 fashion winners named Subscription

    News21 April 2020

    Several fashion retailers and brands, including Séraphine, Frugi, Celtic & Co and Avenue51, have been awarded this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 

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    Asos sales sink 25% amid coronavirusSubscription

    News8 April 2020

    Asos group sales dropped 20%-25% amid the coronavirus pandemic, after it achieved record interim profits. 

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    Retail bosses call for £6bn corporation tax hikeSubscription

    News6 February 2020

    A sub-committee of the Retail Sector Council is reportedly calling for the Treasury to increase corporation tax in order to cut business rates by £6bn.

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    Retailers take action on propertySubscription

    News15 January 2020

    Retailers are seizing the opportunity to take “decisive action” on their property portfolios in 2020, say experts, as restructurings and company voluntary arrangements continue to put downward pressure on rents.

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    'Worst year on record' for retail Subscription

    News9 January 2020

    The prospect of a no-deal Brexit, company voluntary arrangements, shop closures and job losses resulted in the “the worst year on record” for retail in 2019. 

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    M&G extends £2.5bn retail property fund suspensionSubscription

    News3 January 2020

    Investment firm M&G, which owns shopping centres across the country, has said it will continue the temporary suspension of its £2.5bn M&G Property Portfolio fund “until further notice”. 

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    Record number of retail jobs lost in 2019Subscription

    News30 December 2019

    The year of 2019 was one of the worst for UK high streets in the past 25 years, with more than 2,750 jobs within the retail sector being lost each and every week, new research has found. 

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    John Lewis's top trends for 2019Subscription

    News16 October 2019

    In its seventh annual Retail Report, John Lewis & Partners has identified the seven biggest fashion trends of 2019, including utility-style jumpsuits, midi dresses and sustainability, as it continues to navigate changing consumer shopping habits.

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    Four tech innovations pushing retail boundariesVideoSubscription

    News3 October 2019

    Israeli innovators gathered at London’s Design Museum in Kensington last week to shed light on the latest retail technologies set to shape fashion businesses.

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    Latest developments in sustainable store designSubscription

    Features1 October 2019

    From responsibly sourced materials to in-store recycling schemes, stores offer brands and retailers the opportunity to make their environmental efforts concrete.

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    Retail vacancy rates hit four-year highSubscription

    News27 September 2019

    The retail vacancy rate peaked at 13% in the first half of 2019, new research has shown. This was a 6% increase year on year, and is the highest the rate has been since August 2015.

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    Retail rents: the race to the bottomSubscription

    News20 August 2019

    Retailers are demanding rent cuts in the wake of an avalanche of company voluntary arrangements. But the long-term effect may be to undermine investment in retail property.

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    Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription

    News4 June 2019

    Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.

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