Retail

Next gen home and lifestyle platform Fy! partners with Mercis for official Miffy collection

The next gen home, living, and lifestyle retail platform, Fy!, has detailed a new collaboration with Mercis BV to launch an official Miffy collection this week, spanning wall art, textiles, and tech accessories. The collection will land on the platform on Wednesday, April 28th. Molly Pusey, Fy! VP of supply, …

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Mad Beauty become year-round gifting partner for Boots with Never Too Old For range

The health and beauty outfit, Mad Beauty has become a year-round gifting partner for the high street retailer, Boots, thanks to the launch of its Never Too Old For range of fully licensed products. Under the new deal, Mad Beauty’s range of bath and body creations – which feature classic …

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Team GB partners with Moonpig for greetings and gifts lines ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Team GB has landed a new partnership with the greetings card and gifting platform, Moonpig in a deal that will witness the launch of multiple new product lines, including cards, e-cards, mugs and t-shirts featuring designs focused on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays. The range has been developed to …

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Brand Licensing Europe opens applications and extends Retail Mentoring Programme to Europe

Retailers are being invited to apply for a place on Brand Licensing Europe’s 2021 Retail Mentoring Programme, with the offer of participation in the free-to-attend course being extended to retailers from Europe as well as the UK, for the first time. Made possibly by the organiser’s adoption of a fully …

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Mary Portas and Charlotte Tilbury appeal for Shop Out to Help Out scheme to support indie retailers next month

The High Street hero, Mary Portas has issued a plea to the government to support family-run stores with a Shop Out to Help Out scheme upon the lifting of restrictions on non essential retailers this April 12th. Portas has joined major high street names in fashion and beauty, Henry Holland …

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Forbidden Planet and ViacomCBS launch Paramount Pictures partnership for Top Gun, Forrest Gump, and cult classic Galaxy Quest

The pop culture retailer, Forbidden Planet ha partnered with ViacomCBS to launch a new line of direct to retail branded merchandise featuring some of the most classic Paramount Pictures properties, including Top Gun, and Galaxy Quest. The online retailer is launching a new range of apparel and giftware based on …

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Disney, John Lewis, and Argos join BRC charter of 55 retailers with pledge for better diversity and inclusion

More than 50 major retailers, including The Disney Store, John Lewis, Argos, and The Very Group have signed to a new charter to take ‘decisive action’ to improve their diversity and inclusion practices. It follows research from the British Retail Consortium that discovered that seven out of ten (around 69 …

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John Lewis confirms eight stores will not reopen after lockdown lifts in April

The department store chain, John Lewis has confirmed plans to not reopen eight of its 42 UK stores when the current lockdown lifts on April 12th this year. The move will put more than 1,400 jobs at risk. The retailer’s stores in Aberdeen, Sheffield, Peterborough, and York will remain closed, …

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Waitrose bans kids’ magazines with ‘pointless plastic’ free toys in fight against pollution

Waitrose has confirmed that it will no longer sell children’s magazines with plastic disposable toys in a move to help combat the issue of pollution and plastic waste. The retailer’s decision was inspired by a campaign launched by the ten year old Skye from Gwynedd, who has made it a …

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British lifestyle brand Joules to open stores across all of the UK and Ireland’s Center Parcs

The British lifestyle brand, Joules, has struck up a partnership with the short break specialist, Center Parcs to open a slate of six stores at all of the Parcs’ villages across the UK and Ireland this spring. The roll-out will commence with the opening of a Joules store at Center …

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