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China boosts Uniqlo parent

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing’s healthy online sales and strong performance in overseas markets, particularly in China, have helped boost its third quarter results.

Lululemon says e-commerce investment paying off

Lululemon’s investment in e-commerce — revamping its website and improving on direct-marketing efforts to draw new customers — has paid off.

H&M profit drops due to online investment

H&M profit dropped in the year to November 30, the Swedish fast-fashion retailer blaming investment in its online business for the decline.

Sears avoids bankruptcy

Sears Holdings chair Edward Lampert’s US$5.2 billion bid to save 425 Sears and Kmart stores and roughly 45,000 jobs from liquidation.

Alibaba helps the blind shop online

E-commerce giant Alibaba has developed new technology to make it possible for blind and partially sighted people to shop online.

Zara parent hit by unusually warm weather

Zara owner Inditex has posted slow like-for-like sales growth due to the unusually warm autumn and adverse currency moves.

H&M launches gender-neutral collection

Fashion giant teams up with Swedish streetwear brand.

Alibaba expects mega-shopping event to top previous ones

Last year’s event brought in $25.3 billion in gross merchandise value.

Michael Kors acquires Versace for US$2 billion

Michael Kors plans to expand the Italian label to 200 to 300 stores.

TK Maxx owner’s results exceeds company’s expectations

Off price retailer comes in ahead of market expectations.

H&M profits slide amid weak sales

Swedish fashion retailer warns of more price cuts ahead to unload unsold clothes.

Jump in online sales boosts Zara owner’s profits

Surging online sales have boosted Zara parent’s Inditex’s net profit in the past fiscal year by 7 per cent.