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Foot Locker elects two new board members

Foot Locker elects two new board members

The New York-based sports and footwear retailer announced on Monday that The Coca-Cola Company veteran Darlene Nicosia and Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker have been elected to its board of directors.
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Calvin Klein opens new flagship in Paris

Calvin Klein opens new flagship in Paris

The PVH-owned brand has opened a new flagship store on Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in Paris' fourth arrondissement, bringing together all of Calvin Klein's different lines in one location.
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CEO Scott Cutler keen to expand StockX by deploying IPO-for-products concept

CEO Scott Cutler keen to expand StockX by deploying IPO-for-products concept

The US e-tail site has been applying stock market-inspired concepts to the sale of sneakers for three years. CEO Scott Cutler told FashionNetwork.com he wants to go further in deploying the IPO-for-products model.
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Footasylum moves to tackle suspicious refund claims

Footasylum moves to tackle suspicious refund claims

Footasylum has taken steps to combat suspicious claims and persistent refund requests from online shoppers, making it the latest retailer to target an issue that can be extremely costly for businesses.
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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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Hotter takes on new agency as it continues brand 'refresh'

Hotter takes on new agency as it continues brand 'refresh'

Comfort shoes brand Hotter is preparing for a publicity drive and has appointed an agency to handle its marketing as it puts support behind the brand.
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Nearly 10,000 UK retail jobs lost in just a month

Nearly 10,000 UK retail jobs lost in just a month

January may not be over yet but the under-pressure UK retail sector has already lost 10,000 jobs in 2020, the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) said on Monday.
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Reiss crushes rivals again as Christmas trading excels

Reiss crushes rivals again as Christmas trading excels

Fashion retailer Reiss has reported a strong Christmas trading period, both in the UK and internationally, and said the festive season continued a pattern it had seen throughout 2019. SS20 has started well too.
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New Balance partners with Superfeet for insoles license agreement

New Balance partners with Superfeet for insoles license agreement

As part of the partnership, Superfeet said it will expand its insole offering to include New Balance insoles in North America and parts of Asia, starting this year. 
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Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics' ruling body World Athletics will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records.
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Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

The first edition of the event celebrating sneaker culture, originally scheduled for last November, will finally take place at the Paris Event Centre in the French capital on January 25 and 26.
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Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Exhibitors and visitors to Jacket Required’s latest show this week welcomed the new curated layout and increased focus on premium and sustainable collections, the trade fair said.
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VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

The Vans parent company announced a 5% increase in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ expectations, despite strong growth in China and the group’s digital channel.
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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos said it delivered an “encouraging” start to its financial year when it issued a trading update on Thursday, with the four months to December 31 seeing both total group revenue and total group sales up 20%.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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