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Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coats acquires Texon as athleisure footwear market booms

Coat Group has acquired Texon, “a global leader in premium structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries”, as the new owner “expands its presence in athleisure footwear”.
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Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

The radical makeover of Battersea Power Station has reached “practical completion” ahead of the grand opening as a major London retail destination this autumn.
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Arizona Muse and Dana Thomas are Pure London keynote speakers

Arizona Muse and Dana Thomas are Pure London keynote speakers

​Pure London has been making a string of announcements in recent weeks and the latest is around two keynote speakers headlining the show’s Power of One sustainability content.
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Lululemon to open first stores in Spain

Lululemon to open first stores in Spain

Canada's Lululemon announced on Tuesday plans to expand further globally, with the activewear company set to open its first stores in Spain as well as an e-commerce site dedicated to the new market over the summer.
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Millet Mountain Group opens production plant in Tunisia

Millet Mountain Group opens production plant in Tunisia

The parent company of mountaineering brands Millet and Lafuma has opened a 3,500 m2 production site in Tunisia, as the group, bought this year by Jean-Pierre Millet, is turning to proximity sourcing.
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Touchdown! Castore appointed as Harlequins’ Technical & Retail Partner

Touchdown! Castore appointed as Harlequins’ Technical & Retail Partner

Castore’s drive to become a pre-eminent kit producer/sponsor across professional sport, accelerates again. This time, its attention returns to rugby union signing  a multi-year deal with Harlequins starting this season.
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Klarna links with Visa for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 campaign

Klarna links with Visa for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 campaign

​Easy payments financier Klarna has launched a campaign with credit/debit card giant Visa to promote its own Klarna card during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 football tournament which runs across 6-31 July in England. 
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AYBL, Lounge Underwear, ME+EM join ranks of UK's fastest-growing businesses

AYBL, Lounge Underwear, ME+EM join ranks of UK's fastest-growing businesses

With annual sales rocketing, fledgling fashion companies AYBL, Lounge Underwear, Lucy & Yak, Manière De Voir, ME+EM, and Woolovers have been named among Britain’s 100 fastest-growing businesses.
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Adidas UK finance chief leaves after quarter of a century at the business

Adidas UK finance chief leaves after quarter of a century at the business

​A senior member of the Adidas UK team has left the company after a tenure of more than 25 years. The sports giant’s UK finance director Andrew Hackett has retired from his role.
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L.L.Bean headquarters to open spring 2023

L.L.Bean headquarters to open spring 2023

Freeport, Maine-based outdoor company L.L.Bean’s latest headquarter redevelopment project is set to be completed in the spring of 2023. 
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Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo sales in its Japanese market went into reverse again during June. But the bad news wasn't all it seemed and was due to calendar effects, with combined May and June sales actually rising strongly.
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Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

​Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
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Hermès to open HermèsFit pop-up gym in Los Angeles

Hermès to open HermèsFit pop-up gym in Los Angeles

From July 21 to 24, the French luxury house Hermès is inaugurating its HermèsFit event in Los Angeles. Four days where fitness-meets-fun in a world that immerses visitors in fashion accessories and sports.
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Umbro links with Joe Strummer Foundation for football shirt launch

Umbro links with Joe Strummer Foundation for football shirt launch

Musician Joe Strummer was a massive football fan so the Joe Strummer Foundation has appropriately launched a charity-supporting soccer kit JSF FC with sportswear giant Umbro in the run-up to the 2020 World Cup. 
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Lids opens first stores in Germany

Lids opens first stores in Germany

U.S. retailer Lids announced it has opened its first stores in Germany last month, as the licensed sports chain expands further into Europe following its UK debut in 2021.
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Metaverse years from being global phenomenon, says pioneer

Metaverse years from being global phenomenon, says pioneer

Big brands are rushing to the metaverse but the path to profit is still unclear and mass adoption may be years away, one of the sector's biggest players, Sebastien Borget, told AFP in an interview.
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