The Uptick: Eco-conscious stores and influencer fashion wars

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Welcome back to The Uptick, Retail Week’s monthly newsletter bringing a fresh perspective on retail to your inbox by focusing on the stories, people, innovation and inspiration that make the sector such a vibrant place to be.

This month we’ll look at how augmented reality (AR) is transforming how shoppers try and buy fashion; why Rent the Runway believes owning clothes will be “totally optional” in the not-too-distant future; how The Body Shop is reclaiming its activist heritage by way of a till from Welsh landfill and a block of shea butter; whether the big four grocers should open vegan supermarkets; and how new Ikea UK boss Peter Jelkeby is making the furniture titan relevant for millennials.

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