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Calvin Klein to close New York City flagship

Steve Shiffman, chief executive officer of Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp, has unveiled a series of strategic changes to the company in response to the rapidly evolving fashion and retail landscape. The brand is relaunching the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC business under a new name, design approach and creative direction, and the 654 Madison Avenue store will be closing in Spring 2019. The company is evaluating options for future retail locations, and will also be unveiling new consumer experiences both online and offline.

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Benefit teams up with Mother Clucker for Shoreditch pop-up

Eyeliner and chicken wings, not your average partnership, but a pop-up opening in Shoreditch will soon be focusing on the two. Cosmetics giant Benefit has partnered with southern fried chicken brand Mother Clucker to launch a dedicated pop-up for foodie fashionistas, in celebration of Benefit's new Roller Liner liquid matte eyeliner.

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Makeover plans announced for intu Merry Hill

intu has announced plans for a multi-million-pound investment to transform the external facade at intu Merry Hill in the Midlands, as part of its latest redevelopment phase. intu Merry Hill, which attracts around 18 million visitors a year, will benefit from an investment of more than £10 million to transform the external entrance. The plans include the installation of a large format screen above the main entrance, as well as energy saving LED lighting that can change the colour of the centre’s exterior walls. Work is set to begin in February 2019, subject to planning approval.

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Longo's opens Canada's first sustainable grocery store

Longo's has transformed its suburban format, opening a new store in Stoufville, Ontario, the chain’s 33rd location and Canada’s first sustainable grocery store. Retail strategy and design firm Ampersand Studio Inc. spearheaded the transformation of the new suburban format.

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Ted Baker womenswear store opens at City Walk Mall in Dubai

Ted Baker has opened a womenswear store at City Walk Mall in Dubai. The store design is rich and opulent, and the theme for the VM and props was based on deep sea pearl diving. The store was designed by the Ted Baker Store Design team who worked with Hello Flamingo and a number of external suppliers to manufacture the shop fit.

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Co-op to open more than 100 new stores in 2019

The Co-op has announced plans to open more than 100 new stores in 2019 as part of a £200 million store investment programme. In addition to opening new stores, the retailer – which has seen over four years of consecutive like-for-like convenience growth – will provide major makeovers for a further 200 stores. The Co-op’s combined £200 million store investment programme could lead to around 1,500 new local jobs.

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