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Tag: Life and style

Boohoo shareholders demand answers after shares plunge by a third | Business

Shareholders in Boohoo are seeking answers from the company over conditions for workers supplying its garments after the online fashion specialist’s shares plunged more than £1.5bn in two days. The company has lost nearly a third of its value since Friday afternoon after Boohoo said on Monday it was investigating claims that staff at one …

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After Covid-19: How will a socially distanced high street actually work? | Business

Britain’s once bustling high streets are now eerily quiet, with all non-essential shops closed and thousands of staff furloughed. Many may never reopen as the lockdown accelerates shifts to online shopping, while others will have to find ways to adapt to a radically different retail world of long-term social distancing rules and nervous customers afraid …

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Argos toys slump dents Sainsbury’s Christmas sales | Business

Poor sales of toys and video games dented Argos’s performance over Christmas as the chain’s owner, Sainsbury’s, said nervous shoppers were holding on to their cash. Sales of general merchandise at the group slid nearly 4% in the 15 weeks to 4 January. Argos also lost market share in toys as it ditched its traditional …

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‘They do taste nice’: consumers spoilt for choice for vegan fast-food options | Food

Forget food storage boxes with leftover nut roast and bean curries, the quarter of a million Britons set to ditch animal products for Veganuary this month are unlikely to be stuck for on-the-go options. On the first working day of 2020 several food retailers started selling new meat-free options, including KFC, which launched its first …

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Glossier founder Emily Weiss: ‘Beauty has very little to do with looks’ | Global

Halfway down an expensive shopping street in Covent Garden, a few weeks before Christmas, two women stand outside a large glassy facade, wielding clipboards with intent. Their presence suggests the opening of an exclusive club, perhaps, or the private view for a buzzy new art exhibition. There is a small, discreet “Glossier” on each door. …

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Use it or lose it, consumer experts tell gift card holders | Business

Consumer experts have told those lucky enough to have received a gift card at Christmas to make sure they spend it while the retailer is still in a position to honour it. Stores pocket about £360m each year from cards that get lost down the backs of sofas or otherwise expire before being used. The …

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Retailers slash prices in hope of bumper Super Saturday | Business

Retailers have slashed prices further as they pin their hopes on a bumper trading day as shoppers head out for one of the biggest spending days before Christmas. Topshop and Miss Selfridge have increased their discounts to up to 60%, from 40% and 50% respectively earlier in the week. Jigsaw, Peacocks and House of Fraser …

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Toy story: Hamleys hopes revamp will boost its fortunes | Life and style

Fake snow is falling and a hyperactive elf is hopping around on the pavement, geeing up the crowd pressed against the windows of Hamleys toy store, which is filled with a Christmas scene of sledding Beanie Babies. “It’s an institution,” says Tamara Maddrell, an Australian tourist trying to restrain her young sons, who each have …

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The jackets that keep you both warm … and green | Fashion

The padded jacket is now as ubiquitous on high streets as cracked pavement slabs and Greggs. Billed as an effective way to stay in your duvet all day, it is, however, less forgiving when it comes to its ethical credentials. Many puffers are made from petroleum-based fabrics and filled with duck and goose down from …

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Christmas tree lights bought online could pose fire hazard | Money

Consumers are being told of the dangers of buying “cheap and cheerful” Christmas tree lights through online marketplaces, after a new investigation revealed that nearly half those it tested could cause a fire or electric shock. Consumer group Which? carried out a series of tests according to the electrical safety standard, which products must pass …

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