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The Mission acquires Influence Sports & Media for £1.5m

The Mission acquires Influence Sports & Media for £1.5m

​Digital marketing and communications group Mission’s agency Mongoose has acquired Influence Sports & Media for an initial consideration of £1.5 million.
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THG links with Bynder to scale up personal digital experiences

THG links with Bynder to scale up personal digital experiences

Digital asset management company Bynder has partnered with THG Ingenuity, THG’s proprietary technology platform that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers globally.
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Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

Half of UK consumers to spend less on fashion this Christmas - report

​Consumers have taken a “direct hit” as the cost-of-living crisis eats into their Christmas finances and that’s going to dent their fashion spend, a new study from tax, audit and consultancy firm RSM claims.
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Berwick Street welcomes new pop-ups as Shaftesbury unveils 11 new retail units

Berwick Street welcomes new pop-ups as Shaftesbury unveils 11 new retail units

London’s Berwick Street Market continues its transformation into a style-driven niche retail location. The latest upgrade comes as property giant Shaftesbury unveils 11 new units in the heart of Soho.
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Most UK consumers are switching on to pre-loved says Amazon survey

Most UK consumers are switching on to pre-loved says Amazon survey

​We all know that pre-owned interest is seeing a strong upswing and now, a new Amazon survey has highlighted that more than half of British people say they’d welcome a pre-loved present this Christmas.
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Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

Acquisitions drive Flannels owner Frasers Group revenue upwards, has big plans for 2023

​Frasers Group’s results for the six month to late October showed the company continuing to prosper, even against a tough backdrop, with overall revenue up 12.7% at £2.638 billion. 
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London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

London Designer Outlet Black Friday sales beat pre-pandemic level

​The point at which brands, retailers and destinations equal or exceed key measures from before the pandemic is being closely watched and Wembley Park’s London Designer Outlet has just hit a key milestone on this front.
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Last Corner Shop of 2022 goes silver and sustainable at Selfridges

Last Corner Shop of 2022 goes silver and sustainable at Selfridges

Selfridges has opened a silver-themed Reselfridges pop-up at the London flagship store until 8 January. It's part of the fashion retailer’s wider Project Earth mission "to change the way people shop".
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Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

​Retail may have had it tough in recent years, with lots of negative headlines. But a new report says it's turning out to be the most resilient real estate asset class this year, enjoying major investment.
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Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

​BNPL specialist Klarna has released its first trends report and said that 2022 has been all about “nostalgia… as consumers turn to products reflective of more carefree times”.
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Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Just how major the changes have been on Britain's high streets after two years of lockdowns and trading restrictions can be seen in a new report, with department stores and fashion retail hit the hardest.
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Sustainability key focus for consumers and retailers, despite cost-of-living crisis

Sustainability key focus for consumers and retailers, despite cost-of-living crisis

Even tough economic times aren’t getting in the way of the demand for sustainability from retailers, says marketing channel Wunderkind. And consumers appear to be on the same wavelength, two other studies also show.
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Black Friday returns are "tidal wave" - report

Black Friday returns are "tidal wave" - report

​Black Friday may have defied expectations of a gloomy shopping event, but “retailers have been brought back down to earth with a tidal-wave of returns across November”, new data shows.
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Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

​Battersea Power Station has named Sam Cotton Head of Asset Management and Kate Boothman Meier Head of Communications and Marketing following its reopening as a major London mall in October.
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Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

​UK consumer spending rose last month, but it didn’t manage to keep up with inflation so represented a drop in real terms, two key monthly surveys showed on Tuesday.
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Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

The Inditex-owned homeware and decor brand, Zara Home, has launched a detergent that reduces microfibre release by up to 80%. The formula was developed together with BASF. 
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