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Inditex to close 1200 smaller stores, invest online

Inditex plans to close up to 1200 smaller stores globally as it invests more than €2.7 billion in expanding its online capacity and large-format stores.

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Harvey Norman’s mixed results show impact of store closures

In Australia, where stores remained open, sales were up over 17 per cent, but in markets that forced stores to close, sales fell significantly.

Tips from a socially active brand on supporting Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis (Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash) Fresh cosmetics company Lush has a track record of speaking out on issues that many businesses tend to avoid, such as climate change, marriage equality and animal testing, for fear of alienating their customers.

H&M talks online growth, sustainability and recovering from the pandemic

What the world’s second largest clothing firm is working on now.

Aussie brands praised and scrutinised after posting about Black Lives Matter

Cotton On, Aesop, The Iconic, Lush, Camilla and Quay are just some of the Australian businesses that have posted messages of support for the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody last week.  …

Adidas and Allbirds team up to make lowest carbon footprint shoe yet

Brands will open the doors to each other’s suite of sustainable innovations to set a new industry standard.

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Iconic Aussie kaftan brand Camilla launches dedicated NZ site

Fashion brand expands international presence.

Victoria’s Secret sale cancelled; company to be spun off

L Brands confirms the deal with private-equity company Sycamore Partners was cancelled and it now plans to spin the business off.

Where there’s hope, there’s life

How global retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Ikea buys AI innovator Geomagical Labs

Furniture retailer’s investment arm Ingka buys US-based AI innovator Geomagical Labs

Many companies had been planning to go carbon neutral. Then came COVID-19

The clean economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, impacting investments in renewables and the electric vehicle industry.

Kathmandu looks to reduce costs amid health crisis

The retailer is standing down store staff, renegotiating rents, cancelling inventory and more.