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Eight weeks to go until the GDPR comes into force - are you ready? And if not what should you be doing?

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The collection and use of personal data is a daily occurrence for fashion businesses. Personal data is processed when, for example, a consumer logs in to their online account, makes a purchase online, or is sent promotional material by the retailer. Personal...

Are you geo-blocking your customers?

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Geo-blocking is the practice used by online sellers to restrict or deny access to websites from other countries. For example, a consumer from another country may be rerouted from a brand’s main website to the consumer’s country specific website,...

Changes needed in selective distribution agreements

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Towards the end of last week the German competition authority (“the Bundeskartellamt“) announced the conclusion of its long running investigation in respect of certain provisions of the selective distribution system of sports footwear brand...

Delays in delivery - Check the force majeure clause!

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Any delay in the delivery of goods is invariably costly for all parties concerned. For the retailer, the delay means that the pieces may not get to the shop floor when required and consumers may look elsewhere. When late delivery does occur, it is...

The way the cookies crumble

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This article was originally written for and featured in Childrenswear Buyer Online . An informal review of the websites of various businesses referred to in the August edition of Childrenswear Buyer found that only half of these businesses have policies...

Managing the performance of your distributor

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For a fashion brand to use an overseas distributor is commonplace. For a brand to think that its distributor is underperforming is equally commonplace. But underperformance itself must be by reference to a quantitative or qualitative criterion....