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AS Watson taps millennials to lead its CSR programs

Health and beauty retailer AS Watson has established a global corporate social responsibility committee, and for the first time, it is comprised of millennials.

Vestiaire Collective expands offline, opens first permanent boutique at Selfridges

Global platform for pre-owned fashion Vestiaire Collective has opened its first permanent boutique at Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London.

Mothercare UK enters administration, but Asian stores unaffected

Maternity retailer Mothercare has placed its UK business into administration as it seeks to protect its profitable international business.

Macy’s move seals the fate of fur in fashion, says analyst

Efforts to eliminate animal fur in fashion continue to accelerate as cities and even US states are joining brands and retailers in banning its use.

Louis Vuitton parent wants to buy US jeweller Tiffany & Co

Luxury house LVMH has reportedly made a US$14.5 billion offer to acquire high-end jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co as part of an ongoing attempt to expand into the US market.

PlaceWise Digital and Boostcom will merge

PlaceWise Digital and Boostcom will enter into a merger, bringing together a suite of digital solutions for the global shopping centre industry.

Shiseido buys Drunk Elephant

Cosmetics giant Shiseido is to buy Drunk Elephant, a fast-growing prestige skincare brand recognised for clean product development.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, hundreds of stores to close

US fashion brand Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and asked to close 178 locations across the US, as well as most of its stores across Asia and Europe.

Impossible Burger launches in US homes

Gelson’s Impossible Burger launch makes plant-based meat burger available at home

Online remote payments for digital and physical goods to hit $6 trillion

New research shows the total transaction value of online remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed US$6 trillion by 2024.

Sales at H&M stores rise at steepest rate in three years

Sales at H&M stores worldwide rose by the steepest rate in three years in the third quarter.

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