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Dubai Mall owner Emaar to discuss selling its e-commerce business

Dubai Mall owner Emaar to discuss selling its e-commerce business

​The board of Dubai's Emaar Properties, which owns the Dubai Mall, will meet on Thursday to discuss the sale of its e-commerce fashion business, the company said on August 15.
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I Saw It First founder exits after Frasers buy, CEO stays on

I Saw It First founder exits after Frasers buy, CEO stays on

​Frasers Group may have brought Missguided founder Nitin pass back to run that business after it acquired it out of administration, but it’s not gone for continuity with another buy, that of I Saw It First.
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US textile and apparel exports up 13.1% in first half

US textile and apparel exports up 13.1% in first half

Exports of textiles and apparel from the United States went up by 13.10 per cent year-on-year in the first six months of this year. The value of exports stood at $12.434 billion during January-June.
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Ranra wins Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ranra wins Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week

​Ranra has walked away with the fourth Zalando Sustainability Award during Copenhagen Fashion Week. Its genderless collection “focused on longevity and used exciting techniques with textiles and dyes”.
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Joules names Jonathon Brown as new CEO

Joules names Jonathon Brown as new CEO

​Lifestyle retailer Joules said it has found a new CEO to replace Nick Jones. Jonathon Brown will join on 7 September 2022 and will take over fully at the end of next month “following a short handover period”.
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Starboard slashes stake in Kohl's after seeking to buy it in January

Starboard slashes stake in Kohl's after seeking to buy it in January

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value, which had offered to buy Kohl's Corp for roughly $9bn early this year, slashed its stake in the department store by more than 80% in Q2, according to a regulatory filing.
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HanesBrands’ sales drop 14% in Q2

HanesBrands’ sales drop 14% in Q2

Net sales of US-based HanesBrands from continuing operations were $1.51bn, a decline of 14% in the second quarter of fiscal 2022. This was caused by was driven by a ransomware attack and softer-than-expected POS trends.
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Women's fashion inflation worse than men's says Swiss report

Women's fashion inflation worse than men's says Swiss report

In Switzerland, inflation is even making its way into women's clothing stores -- a phenomenon described as "pinkflation." For several months now, many European countries have been facing significant inflation.
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Tophsop founder and ex-Debenhams chief Halpern dies

Tophsop founder and ex-Debenhams chief Halpern dies

​British retail titan Sir Ralph Halpern has died at the age of 83. The executive, who launched the Topshop chain and once ran Debenhams, was one of the highest-profile retailers during the Thatcher era in the 1980s.
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France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

Next year, France will pass a decree that will require every item of clothing sold in the country to carry a label detailing its precise climate impact.
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India’s apparel retailers to earn 21-23% more revenue in FY 2023

India’s apparel retailers to earn 21-23% more revenue in FY 2023

A combination of strong same-store sales, new store launches, and higher contribution from online channels will add 21-23% revenue growth for apparel retailers in India in fiscal 2023.
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Primark creates customer chief role, names Michelle McEttrick to post

Primark creates customer chief role, names Michelle McEttrick to post

​Primark has named Michelle McEttrick to the new Chief Customer Officer role, “to develop the Primark brand and customer strategy as the business continues its expansion across new markets, channels and products”.
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Most US consumers reluctant to spend due to inflation, but still buying office-wear

Most US consumers reluctant to spend due to inflation, but still buying office-wear

Around four out of five consumers (80 per cent) in the US say that they are less confident about spending, while 62 per cent of them believe that the county is currently experiencing a recession.
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Walmart's long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart's long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart Inc could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon.
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Bangladesh garment export growth seen slowing to 'normal' 15% this year

Bangladesh garment export growth seen slowing to 'normal' 15% this year

​Growth in Bangladesh's garment exports could drop to 15% this year after an unusually strong expansion of more than 30% in 2021, two industry leaders told Reuters, as US and European customers grapple with inflation.
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US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

The import of textiles and apparel by the US continues to grow fast, rising by 30.97 per cent to $66.308 billion in the first six months of 2022, compared to $50.626 billion in the same period of 2021. 
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