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The business of running: Trainer sales and fitness apps boom in...

Running in the UK has been booming for years, with Parkrun events attracting hundreds of thousands each Saturday and amateur athletes comparing their fastest...
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“The fashion show is over”: what I have learned from 20...

Fashion people love to exaggerate, but I have been to a lot of fashion shows – about 3,000, by according to my back-of-envelope maths....
High street window shopping

If window shopping is dead, then so is the high street

Remember window shopping? When you used to drive the family to a mega mall for a fun morning out, or take a leisurely stroll...
Adidas

Adidas sales in China return to normal after coronavirus lockdown

Sports giant Adidas said sales have returned to normal in China in yet further signs that life is fully back up and running in...
Ted Baker

Cash call is no guarantee of Ted Baker resurgence

Amazing what you can find at the back of the store if you rummage around for long enough. At Ted Baker, they’ve sifted through...
John Lewis

Screens and one-way systems: UK retailers prepare to reopen

Many non-essential shopping chains are preparing to let customers back into stores as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. Outdoor non-food markets and car showrooms were allowed...
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Boohoo’s £323m PrettyLittleThing deal is scandalous, says short-seller

Boohoo has been attacked for a "scandalous" deal to buy out fellow owners of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing for up to £323m, just days after coming under fire...
John Lewis

“We can’t get everything right”: How John Lewis plans to reopen...

“Test and learn” is the mantra adopted by the John Lewis Partnership's top brass as they map out plans to safely reopen their department...
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How small fashion boutiques will thrive – not just survive –...

For over a decade the UK’s small fashion businesses have been thwarted by the high street giants, as glossy ‘mall’ culture and a fast...
Harrods

Harrods ready to reopen its doors as soon as safe to...

The boss of Harrods on Monday said the London department store is “poised and ready” to reopen and cheered news it may soon be allowed to...
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Sports Direct managers accuse firm of making them work on furlough

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct and House of Fraser chains have asked store managers to work at least once a week while under the government’s...
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Shoppers wary about life after lockdown as restrictions cost UK retailers...

Most shoppers are wary about hitting the high street when the coronavirus lockdown is relaxed, the latest research indicated, as it was revealed that...