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Landsec names data expert as new non-exec director

Landsec names data expert as new non-exec director

Data and analytics expert Manjiry Tamhane has joined property giant Landsec as an independent non-executive director. 
Fashion
More calls for retail tax changes, support for female-focused businesses in budget

More calls for retail tax changes, support for female-focused businesses in budget

Ahead of Wednesday’s key budget, the government has received calls to cut retail taxes and provide extra support for women in business.
Fashion
UK shopper footfall still rising ahead of lockdown easing

UK shopper footfall still rising ahead of lockdown easing

UK shoppers are continuing to flood back to stores, even though most remain closed at present, and this bodes well for non-essential stores reopening next month.
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Debenhams shuts Scottish stores, won't return for liquidation sales post-lockdown

Debenhams shuts Scottish stores, won't return for liquidation sales post-lockdown

Debenhams is closing its 15 Scottish stores immediately with 647 job losses as a result, its administrator said in an update on the process to wind down the remaining parts of the business that Boohoo didn't buy.
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John Lewis is opening concessions in sister brand Waitrose

John Lewis is opening concessions in sister brand Waitrose

​John Lewis Partnership has been quietly opening John Lewis department store concessions in its Waitrose supermarkets. And while only a few have opened so far, it's reportedly planning to speed up this process.
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Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

​Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
Luxury
£5bn funding due in Budget to get stores up and running again

£5bn funding due in Budget to get stores up and running again

This week’s UK Budget is set to include £5 billion of funding for grants (known as restart grants) to struggling businesses, including shops and salons.
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Estée Lauder signs Ana de Armas as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder signs Ana de Armas as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder has signed Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Ana de Armas as its new global brand ambassador.
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Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

The 27-year-old Chinese-Australian fashion influencer has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Vogue China, becoming the youngest person to hold the position at any of the magazine’s international editions.
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Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Citing “changing consumer behaviours” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boots on Friday announced major job cuts at its head office operations.
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UK sees surge in new e-tail businesses during pandemic

UK sees surge in new e-tail businesses during pandemic

It wasn’t all about lost jobs and failing businesses last year. A new study reveals 835,494 new businesses were registered in the 12 months to January 2021, with the online retail sector the main beneficiary. 
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Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

E-tail took another socially positive step forward Thursday to improve its somewhat tarnished image with eBay announcing it’s planning to invest millions of pounds in creating jobs and opportunities in the UK.
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Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Shoppers can expect an “animated, interesting and welcoming” return when retail restrictions are lifted next month. That’s the upbeat promise from London retail property giant Shaftesbury Thursday. 
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Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Primark will have lost around £1.1 billion worth of sales due to lockdowns and other restrictions in the 27 weeks up to the end of this month, the value retailer said on Thursday.
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Estée Lauder's Becca brand to shut down

Estée Lauder's Becca brand to shut down

The cosmetics brand cited "an accumulation of challenges, together with the global impact of Covid-19" upon announcing its decision to close at the end of September 2021.
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Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Prepare for the footfall surge. With the 12 April date set for the long-awaited reopening of non-essential retail in England, UK stores can expected a 47.9% week-on-week leap in footfall, according to Springboard data.
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