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Amazon tells employees to defer all non-essential travel due to coronavirus

Amazon tells employees to defer all non-essential travel due to coronavirus

Amazon.com Inc said all employees should defer non-essential travel including within the United States, in a significant escalation by the world’s largest online retailer to guard against the spread of the coronavirus.
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Underwear as empowerment: Delaware design student aims to fill a need for trans women

Underwear as empowerment: Delaware design student aims to fill a need for trans women

When graduate student Haobo Zhang decided to design underwear specifically for transgender women, his ambition was more high-minded than simply turning in a project to complete his master’s degree.
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EU mulling aid to coronavirus-hit sectors

EU mulling aid to coronavirus-hit sectors

The European Commission is planning to announce within a month a series of measures to assist the sectors whose activity has been most affected by the Covid 19 outbreak, notably tourism.
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Milan Furniture Fair postponed to June due to coronavirus emergency

Milan Furniture Fair postponed to June due to coronavirus emergency

The 59th edition of the furniture show, scheduled in April with 2,200 exhibitors, has been postponed to June, reportedly causing a €120 million impact on business, due also to a shortfall of 30,000 Chinese visitors.
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Ikea reduces climate footprint for the first time

Ikea reduces climate footprint for the first time

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of Ikea furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter Ikea said on Thursday citing increased use of renewable energy.
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Scotch Corner to be new £90m outlet village in North, 23 brands signed up so far

Scotch Corner to be new £90m outlet village in North, 23 brands signed up so far

Plans have been unveiled to build a new 250,000 sq ft outlet village in the North of England. Scotch Corner Designer Village will target both tourists and locals and wants to be in the top 6 of UK outlet retail sites.
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Matchesfashion to open new office in Bristol on city's tech reputation

Matchesfashion to open new office in Bristol on city's tech reputation

Describing Bristol as a tech hub, luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion has announced plans to open a new office in the city, and hire about 70 employees as part of the process.
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British Land CEO prepares to exit, successor announcement is close

British Land CEO prepares to exit, successor announcement is close

Giant UK retail landlord British Land is in the spotlight with its longstanding CEO set to exit and the firm close to appointing a successor, according to a report.
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Hammerson results show times are tough, but UK, French flagship footfall rises

Hammerson results show times are tough, but UK, French flagship footfall rises

Shopping malls giant Hammerson was focusing on its “further progress in portfolio optimisation" in its annual results statement, which underlined the tough times in UK retail at present. 
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Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Macron fêtes fashion at Dîner de la Mode in the Élysée Palace; praises contribution of foreign designers to France

Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
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Tyra Banks launches ModelLand

Tyra Banks launches ModelLand

American model and 90s icon, Tyra Banks, is launching a new business venture that merges fashion, beauty, photoshoots, runways, shopping, theatre and the general public. 
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TJ Hughes to appoint outlet division administrators

TJ Hughes to appoint outlet division administrators

TJ Hughes is ready to appoint administrators for its outlet business with a report at the weekend saying eight stores will be included in the filing. The represent a “small number” of its total stores across the UK.
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Fashion and beauty dominate anaemic January e-tail but challenges remain

Fashion and beauty dominate anaemic January e-tail but challenges remain

Online sales proved weak during January with a 0.4% fall year-on-year, a rare situation for the e-tail sector, which is more used to seeing growth, even if that growth is occasionally quite small.
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Tourist spending in Europe hit two-year high in 2019 says Planet

Tourist spending in Europe hit two-year high in 2019 says Planet

Europe may be reeling from lower tourist numbers on the back of the coronavirus outbreak, but tourism remains a key source of shopping activity as a new report for 2019 shows.
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Laura Ashley loss widens, new CEO takes over as retailer targets global growth

Laura Ashley loss widens, new CEO takes over as retailer targets global growth

With its new CEO and short-term funding in place, Laura Ashley has released a weak set of results with losses increasing and even e-tail sales dropping. But the firm is upbeat and sees international opportunities ahead.
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Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

Coronavirus could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors

Hong Kong retail sales are expected to post their steepest fall on record in January at around 30%, while tourist arrivals in February fell to under 3,000 a day on average, from around 100,000 in January.
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