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UK set to see Christmas ads bonanza this year

UK set to see Christmas ads bonanza this year

​Christmas is going to be big this year, if the growth in the number of festive ads is anything to go by. Advertisers are expected to spend almost £1 billion more than a year ago after last season’s Covid-hit flop.
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Mailbox posts strong rental collections, turning ‘excess’ retail units into offices

Mailbox posts strong rental collections, turning ‘excess’ retail units into offices

Regional commercial property company Mailbox REIT said Thursday that it’s enjoying strong rent collection rates from its roster of “low-risk” tenants at its 690,000 sq ft mixed-use Birmingham property.
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More than half of UK consumers start Christmas shopping early - Bazaarvoice report

More than half of UK consumers start Christmas shopping early - Bazaarvoice report

​Festive spending patterns in the UK looks to be back to normal, with 81% of consumers planning to buy Christmas gifts this year, according to research from Bazaarvoice. What's more, many are shopping earlier too.
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US and UK dominate most popular department stores ranking

US and UK dominate most popular department stores ranking

​New analysis of online search and social media activity has come up with the world’s most popular department stores. The top 10 is dominated by American and British names with New York and London the key destinations.
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URW sees improving malls trend, fashion recovery continues

URW sees improving malls trend, fashion recovery continues

​Shopping malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield released its Q3 figures on Thursday and said the reopening in mainland Europe has driven an ongoing recovery with tenant sales at continuing European centres up 6%.
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China calls on e-commerce sites to curb spam ahead of Singles\' Day shopping fest

China calls on e-commerce sites to curb spam ahead of Singles\' Day shopping fest

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a major industry regulator, has called on e-commerce sites to curb text-message marketing ahead of the country's annual Nov. 11 Singles' Day shopping festival.
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VF Corp aiming for zero waste in distribution centers by end of 2021

VF Corp aiming for zero waste in distribution centers by end of 2021

The parent company of Vans and The North Face has released its fourth annual sustainability and responsibility report, detailing its goal to achieve zero waste across all its distribution centers by the end of the year.
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Mixed news in budget as business rates temporarily cut... but not for everyone

Mixed news in budget as business rates temporarily cut... but not for everyone

​Many UK retailers breathed a rare sigh of relief as the annual budget statement saw business rates being cut in half. But the news wasn't as good as it seemed on the surface.
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Retail real estate investor Eurofund Group launches UK arm

Retail real estate investor Eurofund Group launches UK arm

​Investment and real estate development company Eurofund Group has officially launched a UK arm with the appointment of a three-strong team in London.
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THG share plunge continues after update

THG share plunge continues after update

THG can’t seem to catch a break. After it reported strong figures in its latest update, its share price continued to plummet, down from over £3 each at the previous day’s close to less than £2.40 each in early trading.
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SMCP on road to recovery as Q3 sales rise, despite regional variations

SMCP on road to recovery as Q3 sales rise, despite regional variations

SMCP has had to deal with plenty of background ‘noise’ of late as issues around its parent company persist. But it’s remained laser-focused on driving sales back to more normal levels and saw some success in Q3.
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Ralph Lauren reopens Polo Bar in NYC

Ralph Lauren reopens Polo Bar in NYC

Ralph Lauren has welcomed guests back into the popular Polo Bar for in-restaurant dining. The space had been closed since the pandemic began, with the exception of some private affairs. 
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Bottega Veneta explores new territory with surprising show in Detroit

Bottega Veneta explores new territory with surprising show in Detroit

Creative director Daniel Lee chose Detroit as the location to unveil his Spring/Summer 2022 collection, which explored a sportier, more functional aesthetic for the brand, largely thanks to new technical fabrics. 
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Telfar launches outerwear collab with Moose Knuckles

Telfar launches outerwear collab with Moose Knuckles

The New York-based fashion label and the Canadian outerwear company have joined forces for a collaborative outerwear collection that kicks off a wider partnership between the two brands.
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Studio Retail's "well-stocked" for critical Q3, sales stayed ahead in H1

Studio Retail's "well-stocked" for critical Q3, sales stayed ahead in H1

​Planning ahead to secure its Q3 supply chain has been a good move for value retailer Studio Retail Group’s stock position. Especially as 40% of its sales occur in the critical Black Friday and Christmas quarter.
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Very links with Adidas, Reebok for stockless fulfilment

Very links with Adidas, Reebok for stockless fulfilment

​Improving the customer experience is paramount for retailers, and Very Group’s signature online platform has made a major leap in that area. It's moved to a stockless fulfilment model for the Adidas and Reebok brands.
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