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Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

The owner of brands including Umbro and Lee Cooper announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lancer Capital, a deal which values Iconix at around $585 million.
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Daniel Wellington debuts new Quadro collection, unveils ambassador Tina Kunakey

Daniel Wellington debuts new Quadro collection, unveils ambassador Tina Kunakey

Daniel Wellington this week debuted its new Quadro collection, as it unveiled a brand-new ambassador, Tina Kunakey, for its watches in the latest moves from one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing accessories marques.
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Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour

Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour

Amazon will guarantee an entry-level wage at its German warehouses of 12 euros ($15) an hour, the company said on Friday in the face of a long-running battle with a top labour union.
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Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

One of fashion’s biggest names has issued a warning to the fashion sector not to get too complacent about current green drives as there’s a lot more work to be done, with legislation also needed. 
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Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fear factors prevent UK shoppers from buying online from EU, says study

Fakes, delays, customs and foreign languages. These are the biggest fears preventing UK e-commerce consumers making cross-border purchases from the EU, according to a new report commissioned by Weglot.
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John Lewis improves employee support programme, extending parental leave

John Lewis improves employee support programme, extending parental leave

John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest employee-owned retailer, has improved its support package for working families and young people leaving the care system.
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​Gee joins Grosvenor Group, set to become chair of its Britain & Ireland board

​Gee joins Grosvenor Group, set to become chair of its Britain & Ireland board

Grosvenor Group has appointed Melanie Gee, initially as a non-executive director, with a view to her becoming chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board. She is set to succeed Jonathon Bond from September.
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Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Must do better. Nearly half the women's clothes being sold by leading UK-based online retailers are still made entirely from new plastics, according to a Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) report. 
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Klarna raises new finance, value approaches $46bn

Klarna raises new finance, value approaches $46bn

​Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) giant Klarna has raised new capital in a deal that not only values it at a massive $45.6bn but gives it a valuation as much as $14bn higher than its last fundraising round as recently as March.
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Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

​Online sporting goods retailer Signa Sports United is taking over UK-based cycling and outdoors business Wiggle, according to reports.
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PVH commits to transparency with new corporate responsibility report

PVH commits to transparency with new corporate responsibility report

PVH Corp. released its latest annual corporate responsibility report on Thursday, highlighting progress toward key targets in the company’s Forward Fashion CR strategy. 
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Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Netflix Inc will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on "Stranger Things," "Lupin" and other popular shows, the streaming giant said on Thursday.
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Badgley Mischka launches dog collection

Badgley Mischka launches dog collection

Badgley Mischka has teamed up with pet fashion company K9Wear for the launch of a high-quality apparel collection for dogs. 
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Vince surges back into sales growth, slashes loss

Vince surges back into sales growth, slashes loss

The NYC-based fashion group has announced that it achieved net sales of $57.5 million in the first quarter, up 47.5% from $57.5 million in the prior-year period, progress which allowed the company to reduce its loss.
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Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Originally planned for August, the trade shows have been postponed to fall, with the Portland edition now set to run September 29 through 30, while the Boston event will take place October 4 through 5. 
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British watchdog plans investigation into Amazon's use of data

British watchdog plans investigation into Amazon's use of data

Britain's competition watchdog is planning a formal competition investigation into e-commerce company Amazon.com Inc, according to reports on Thursday.
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