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Retailer French Connection seeks buyout offers as suitor backs out

Retailer French Connection seeks buyout offers as suitor backs out

French Connection said on Tuesday it was mulling a sale and sought potential suitors as Spotlight Brands and Gordon Brothers backed out from making an offer to buy the struggling British fashion retailer.
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​Cash rich JD Sports ahead in race to buy Arcadia's key warehouse

​Cash rich JD Sports ahead in race to buy Arcadia's key warehouse

JD Sports Fashion may have lost out in the bidding race for some of Arcadia’s prime fashion brands but it has had more luck in the real estate stakes.
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Spanish unions cry foul as Inditex shuts stores

Inditex staff in Spain say they are being forced out as the owner of fast-fashion brand Zara rolls out its plan to shut up to 1,200 stores worldwide, despite a company agreement with Spanish unions to project jobs.
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German retail sales tumble in January as lockdown bites

German retail sales tumbled more than expected in January as an ongoing lockdown curtailed retail spending in Europe's largest economy, data showed on Tuesday.
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Trade shows

Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

Digital edition of Première Vision show records 35,000 sessions

The online edition of the Parisian textile/apparel trade show recorded a strong rise in audience compared to last autumn. Its next physical edition, originally planned for July 2021, will be held instead in September.
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Shanghai textile trade shows postponed

Shanghai textile trade shows postponed

Intertextile, Yarn Expo, Chic and PH Value, scheduled in Shanghai on March 10-12, have been postponed. FashionNetwork.com has learned the possible new dates are March 17-19, if the authorities give the green light.
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WSN will not stage trade shows in Paris in March, only a Première Classe showroom

Health protection measures are once again preventing Paris’s trade shows from being held regularly. WSN’s joint event scheduled in early March has been cancelled, and only a reduced Première Classe show will be staged.
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Première Vision show announces online conference programme

Paris’s Première Vision show will not be staged physically, but on February 15-19 it will hold a digital event featuring a revamped e-marketplace and several online debates with industry professionals and specialists.
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