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New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in U.S. take effect

New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in U.S. take effect

The Federal Aviation Administration said that rules took effect on Wednesday allowing for small drones to fly over people and at night, a significant step toward their eventual use for widespread commercial deliveries.
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Hammerson exits UK retail parks sector with $459 million assets sale to Brookfield

Hammerson exits UK retail parks sector with $459 million assets sale to Brookfield

Hammerson said on Wednesday it sold seven retail parks to Canadian private-equity firm Brookfield Asset Management for 330 million pounds, marking the mall operator's exit from the UK retail parks sector.
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Helly Hansen CEO to step down

Helly Hansen CEO to step down

​Norwegian outdoor brand Helly Hansen said on Wednesday that its CEO Paul Stoneham is to step down after six years in the role. He’s staying on until a new chief executive is appointed and a handover period has happened.
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London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

Numbers for the reopening of non-essential retail in England continue to look good. The latest come from the London Designer Outlet (LDO) where sales jumped 148% compared to June 2020’s reopening.
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Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

​As retailers and their landlords pull out all the stops in order to attract as many shoppers as possible back into their stores, landlord Shaftesbury has relaunched an initiative in the Seven Dials area.
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Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

​John Lewis Partnership may be closing some of its department stores, but it's also investing in its flagship properties and it's about to start renovating the facade of its Peter Jones store in London’s Chelsea.
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Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Fashion e-tail giant Zalando is expecting its Q1 results to beat what the market has been predicting due to the SS21 season starting more strongly than it had expected and returns continuing to stay low.
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Kontoor Brands appoints Karen Smith as EVP of global supply chain

Kontoor Brands appoints Karen Smith as EVP of global supply chain

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based owner of the Wrangler and Lee brands announced on Tuesday that it has named Karen Smith as EVP of supply chain, effective May 1, 2021.  
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Robert Buchbauer announces new sustainability goals for Swarovski

Robert Buchbauer announces new sustainability goals for Swarovski

Just short of a year after his appointment as the crystal maker’s CEO, Robert Buchbauer has reaffirmed the 126-year old company’s dedication to sustainability with the announcement of six new key commitments.
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Lululemon announces recommerce program

Lululemon announces recommerce program

Canadian retailer Lululemon announced on Tuesday two new sustainability initiatives including the brand’s first-ever recommerce program, 'Lululemon Like New'.
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Kingpins24 returns with a digital edition

Kingpins24 returns with a digital edition

Trade show dedicated to denim and traditionally held in Amsterdam, Kingpins24, has launched an online version from April 20 to 22.
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Fashion Cloud e-platform teams up with CIFF, Modefabriek trade shows

Fashion Cloud e-platform teams up with CIFF, Modefabriek trade shows

Brands will be able to choose from different packages to take part in Digital Fashion Week Europe, booking a stand for the Fashion Cloud platform and for the physical sessions of trade shows Modefabriek and CIFF.
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Michael Kors fetes 40th anniversary with homage to Broadway

Michael Kors fetes 40th anniversary with homage to Broadway

Michael Kors feted his 40th anniversary with a performance by Rufus Wainwright; a video show shot outside and inside the Shubert Theatre; a vintage-with-a-twist collection and guest appearances by Broadway show legends.
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M&S boosts logistics, starts work on new Bradford warehouse expansion

M&S boosts logistics, starts work on new Bradford warehouse expansion

Marks & Spencer is upping its online game. The UK retail giant has begun work on extending its Bradford DC distribution centre to become a second online warehouse for M&S.com. 
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Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

With the retail lights back on in England, UK property giant Hammerson said Tuesday initial footfall since the 12 April reopening has been “encouraging” and “competitive with pre-pandemic levels”.
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Zalando addresses "complexity" of sustainable shopping with new features

Zalando addresses "complexity" of sustainable shopping with new features

​Zalando wants to make shopping sustainably easier for consumers and said research it conducted has shown that finding sustainable products is too complex at present.
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