Retail

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    Gap and Banana Republic land in Italy

    Gap Inc makes its debut in Milan, Italy with two concept stores for its brands, Banana Republic and Gap. The latter has worked with top luxury creative directors such as those from...

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    Oxylane (Decathlon) returns to the U.S.

    Oxylane has just acquired a 12,000 square metre retail space plus land, in Ontario, California. The purchase of this area seems to indicate a return of Decathlon to the USA.

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    New Bond Street ranked Europe's no. 1

    “Main Streets Across the World” survey by real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield puts New Bond Street in 1st position in Europe. 269 main streets in 59 countries studied.

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    Next goes international on Sears.com

    Next's new fall trends will be available virtually from the U.S. as Sears.com announces on Wednesday its exclusive partnership with the UK fashion retailer. The affordable British designs...

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    Wal-Mart and H&M green up their act

    People say you can tell the latest color trends in fashion by looking at the shade of the rivers in China. Walmart and H&M, through NRDC, announce their commitment to clean up their acts.

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    Pai aims to exit Gruppo Coin by end 2010

    Private equity firm Pai Partners aims to auction its majority stake in Italian department store chain Gruppo Coin by the year-end, a source close to the issue said on Wednesday.

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    Inditex H1 profit leaps, Q3 sales slower

    The Spanish group beat forecasts with a 68 percent rise in first-half net profit, driven by a pick-up in consumer demand which it said had slowed in recent weeks.

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    C&A Europe, leader in organic cotton

    Germans, Clemens & August set up shop in the UK in 1922. Then in 2000 all 113 stores closed down there. C&A Europe is still successful as just named organic cotton leader.

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    Top stores outshine rivals in tough markets

    Some of Britain's biggest retailers sent out a warning to smaller and weaker rivals, saying their scale and cost-cutting potential would help them to cope better with a worsening consumer...

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    Debenhams sees year profit ahead of forecast

    Debenhams, Britain's No.2 department store group, said strong sales of its designer ranges, coupled with growth online and overseas, would help it cope in a tough environment for shoppers...