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Unilever, Patagonia cement their positions as the world's most sustainable brands, says new report


28 May | 06:35 PM | Guardian | Business

Unilever and Patagonia have cemented their position as the world’s most sustainable brands, topping the list of sustainability leaders in a new report released Thursday. The 2015 Sustainability Leaders Report, produced by think tank SustainAbility and research consultancy GlobeScan, asked 816 sustainability experts in 82 countries which company they thought best integrated sustainability into its business strategy.

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Accountancy watchdog to focus on suppliers after Tesco profits scandal


The Financial Reporting Council will make retailers’ relationships with their suppliers a priority due to ‘increasingly complex arrangements’ The relationship between retailers and their suppliers is to be scrutinised in the wake of the Tesco accounting scandal – in which the group overstated last year’s expected first-half profits by about £250m.

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Foot Locker steps up its online sales in Q1


Athletic apparel retailer Foot Locker Inc.’s online sales continued to grow during the first quarter of 2015. Chief financial officer Lauren Peters told analysts on the retail chain’s Q1 2015 earnings call that domestic online sales grew nearly 50% year over year companywide.

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E-commerce accounts for more than 15% of Express Inc.’s Q1 sales


That’s a slight jump from the same period in 2014. The youth-oriented apparel retailer’s online sales rose more than 12% in the first quarter.


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Fashion retailer and brand Pretty Green has lifted the lid on six concessions opening at House of Fraser stores across the UK.


The privately-held firm, which is a third-owned by former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, has unveiled concessions in Plymouth, Exeter, Belfast, Cardiff, Middlesbrough and Manchester over the last month. Pretty Green’s UK store portfolio now totals 21, which includes 15 standalone shops.

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Abercrombie signals better year as Hollister sales improve


Abercrombie & Fitch Co said its business was showing signs of recovery as sales of its Hollister-branded clothes improved, suggesting that recent efforts to revitalize the teen apparel retailer may be starting to pay off. The company's shares rose nearly 12 percent on Thursday after it reported comparable sales fell less than expected in the first quarter ended May 2, as revamped Hollister stores and lower prices drove traffic.

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Amazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders


(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service as retailers try to outdo each other on delivery deals, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area.


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