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How Rihanna’s Fenty has forged authentic influencer partnerships

Brands are evolving influencer partnerships and placing more trust in creators to excite consumers.

What not to wear: Work wear trends in the time of Covid

Whilst hoodies and tees were all the rage last year at the peak of the pandemic, our thoughts have inevitably turned bac...

Here’s how Sephora is making its workforce more inclusive

The beauty giant has made inclusion part of employees’ performance reviews. Here’s why.

Retail appointments for the week

Hallenstein Glasson announces management shakeup; Boardriders names new CEO; Icebreaker gets new global brand president

“We’re a bookstore”: How retailers got caught up in Facebook’s news ban

Booktopia has lost touch with over 130,000 Facebook fans as part of the social network's controversial news ban.

How Sephora is tackling racial bias in retail

Sephora chief marketing officer Deborah Yeh shares how the beauty retailer is rethinking its approach to inclusivity.

Is it time to can the Health Star Rating?

New guidelines aimed at penalising sugar content has sparked anger in the industry and confusion among consumers.

Poshmark has just launched in Australia and says it’s “only the beginning”

Fresh off a listing on the NASDAQ, this US-based platform has big international expansion plans.

From NSFW to NYFW, brands are taking notice of OnlyFans

Since fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff joined content sharing website OnlyFans this week, brands are examining the site’...

Startup roundup: Bringing life to loungewear

Consumers continue to enjoy the flexibility and comfort of loungewear even after restrictions worldwide have been lifted...

Why Coles’ CEO isn’t counting his roast chickens before they hatch

Coles records a strong first half but reduced immigration threatens future growth.

Fall from grace: Can Ted Baker make a comeback?

From a sexual assault scandal to a failure to evolve, the former darling of Brit fashion has a long way to go to claw it...

How retailers around the world are supporting the vaccine rollout

From shopping malls in Japan to pharmacies in Australia, the retail industry is stepping up to help vaccinate the world ...

Adidas, Arket, Patagonia: Breathing new life into kidswear via rental

H&M’s Nordic clothing line Arket seizes an opportunity to prolong the lifespan of its garments.
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Q&A: Reebok and the evolution of the sports category

Reebok Pacific brand director Arnna Johnstone discusses the brand's renewed focus on the female customer and the evolut...
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Retail news around the globe

Malaysians dine in car during lockdown; Walgreens, Uber help access to Covid-19 vaccines; Barbie, Hot Wheels’ holiday-qu...

Here’s what retail leaders think about Victoria’s snap lockdown

Several CEOs expressed disappointment in the backtrack, but said they’re better able to cope with last-minute lockdowns ...

Buying Bridgerton: How hit TV shows are influencing retail

With consumers growing cynical towards traditional advertising methods, retailers are capitalising on ‘cool’ content.

Analysis: Watch out, Metcash is making a comeback

In recent years, the retail giant has struggled for growth, but last year, it made a comeback, thanks to some equity rai...
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TikTok shopping is coming. Here’s how it’s working in China

Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, pulled in 20.8 billion RMB during its first ever shopping festival in January.

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