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Ralph Lauren and Snap in first-of-its-kind Bitmoji partnership

Ralph Lauren and Snap in first-of-its-kind Bitmoji partnership

Bitmoji users can now personalise their virtual avatar with Ralph Lauren apparel as the preppy brand's partnership with Snap provides shot in the arm for digital fashion.

Covid-19: Government urges consumers to shop locally

Covid-19: Government urges consumers to shop locally

UK government calls on consumers to shop with local businesses this week to help their recovery in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Superdry's Dunkerton still confident on transformation plans

Superdry's Dunkerton still confident on transformation plans

Superdry CEO Julian Dunkerton says he's confident the company can deliver on its transformation plans, despite the Covid-19 crisis continuing to impact the business.

Slight eCommerce dip in July following high street reopening

Slight eCommerce dip in July following high street reopening

There was a 81.2% like-for-like increase in online sales in July following three consecutive months of 100%+ growth.

Asos asks third-party brands to sign new supply chain commitments

Asos asks third-party brands to sign new supply chain commitments

Asos has asked third-party brands that manufacture in the UK to commit to four steps by the end of the year.

Covid-19: The Perfume Shop sees sales boost from virtual shopping

Covid-19: The Perfume Shop sees sales boost from virtual shopping

The Perfume Shop is seeing a 45% boost in sales from new perfume launches thanks to a virtual video consultation service.

Naked Wines confident of future growth as pandemic sales momentum continues

Naked Wines confident of future growth as pandemic sales momentum continues

Naked Wines says trading in July is expected to be up by 73%, helping sales growth for the first four months of its financial year jump by 76%.

Joules reports continued growth of online business as lockdown eases

Joules reports continued growth of online business as lockdown eases

Fashion group Joules reports online sales grew 70% in the nine weeks since 1 June, following on from a growth in this channel over FY20.

YNAP to power Montblanc's new mobile-first website

YNAP to power Montblanc's new mobile-first website

Montblanc taps Yoox Net-a-Porter to power its new mobile-first website, which comes with a range of new services and features.

Foodhub agrees Gigable tie-up to boost takeaway delivery options

Foodhub agrees Gigable tie-up to boost takeaway delivery options

Takeaway food app Foodhub agrees partnership with gig economy app Gigable to expand its delivery options for participating restaurants.

Covid-19: Six retail models will prevail in wake of crisis, says think tank

Covid-19: Six retail models will prevail in wake of crisis, says think tank

Retail thinktank highlights six retail business models that will survive in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19: WHSmith expects £70m loss and plans 1,500 job cuts

Covid-19: WHSmith expects £70m loss and plans 1,500 job cuts

WHSmith predicts loss of between £70 million and £75 million largely due to the coronavirus crisis, and announces plans to cut circa 1,500 jobs.