Uniqlo’s July Sales Are up 4% Amid Demand for Loungewear | News & Analysis

TOKYO, Japan — Casual fashion brand Uniqlo’s Japanese same-store sales rose 4 percent year on year in July as consumers stocked up on comfortable “stay at home” clothes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, its owner, Fast Retailing Co Ltd., said on Tuesday. The 4 percent rise in domestic same-store sales, including online purchases, followed a 26 percent jump in June, which came after a three-month slump when the coronavirus outbreak kept shoppers at home and tourists away. “Stay at home demand” lifted July sales, with items such as stretchy jogging pants…

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Albertsons Cos. Pauses Social Media Advertising in July

Albertsons Cos. is pausing all of its social media advertising in July to work with the platforms to identify, develop, and implement necessary changes around the conversations happening online. In a statement, Albertsons said, “As a company, we have committed to holding courageous conversations that reflect our genuine desire to boldly face inequity and injustice head on. While these are difficult discussions, they have proved constructive by extending a spirit of courtesy, dignity, and respect to all who participate.” The statement continued, “These conversations are happening in our society at…

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W Dubai – the Palm to reopen in July | News

W Dubai – the Palm has announced it will begin welcoming back guests from July 30th. The decision follows a gradual reopening of the Dubai icon, with the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah set to open next week. Located on Palm Jumeirah, W Dubai – the Palm has been an immensely popular summer destination since it first opened – boasting a range of food and beverage venues and outdoor activities. Just a few weeks after Dubai reopens to tourists on July 7th, W Dubai will also resume operations at Akira…

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Home Farm Glamping to reopen in July | News

After so many weeks cooped up at home, many people will be raring to get back to the great outdoors. Set in 150 acres of historic parkland, with private meadow, lake and woodland, Home Farm Glamping offers its guests a unique opportunity to relax with family and friends while reconnecting with nature and safely social distancing from others. Bookings are currently available from July 4th onwards. The site is run by owner Jess and her brother Humphrey, whose family have farmed this land for generations, and they are looking forward…

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Home Farm Glamping to reopen in July | News

After so many weeks cooped up at home, many people will be raring to get back to the great outdoors. Set in 150 acres of historic parkland, with private meadow, lake and woodland, Home Farm Glamping offers its guests a unique opportunity to relax with family and friends while reconnecting with nature and safely social distancing from others. Bookings are currently available from July 4th onwards. The site is run by owner Jess and her brother Humphrey, whose family have farmed this land for generations, and they are looking forward…

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Emirates A380 to return to London in July | News

Emirates will begin operations onboard its A380 aircraft on July 15th. The carrier will initially serve travellers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris. This marks the return of Emirates’ flagship aircraft on scheduled services since the pandemic forced the temporary grounding of the airline’s passenger fleet in March. Adel Al Redha, Emirates chief operating officer, said: “The A380 remains a popular aircraft amongst our customers and it offers many unique on-board features. “We are delighted to bring it back into the skies to serve our customers on flights to…

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TUI hopes to relaunch British holiday programme in July | News

TUI UK has revealed details of its plans to re-start summer holidays with a limited programme should travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office permit. The company is ready to take British travellers on holiday again to eight destinations in Greece, the Balearics and the Canaries from three UK airports from July 11th. The move follows a wider European reopening from the company last week. In phase one of the planned restart, from July 11th-24th, up to 8,300 holidaymakers could travel on up to 44 flights per week to…

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Emirates prepares for Dubai reopening in July | News

Emirates has welcomed a decision by authorities in the United Arab Emirates to reopen the country to international tourism on July 7th. As the airline prepares to welcome passengers back, the flag-carrier said it was while putting in place careful measures to ensure the health and safety of travellers and communities. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates chief executive, said: “We are confident that the multi-layered measures that have been put in place in the air, on the ground, and throughout our city, enables us to mitigate risks of…

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Dubai to reopen to tourists on July 7th | News

Dubai has confirmed it will allow foreign visitors to enter from July 7th. Travellers with residency visas will be able to enter from today, in what is seen as a further easing of the coronavirus lockdown. Those wishing to enter will have to present certificates to show they had recently tested negative for the coronavirus. Alternatively, they can undergo tests on arrival at Dubai airports, the Dubai government media office said in a statement on Sunday. Citizens and residents would be permitted to travel abroad from Tuesday June 23rd, the…

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