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President Trump has spent considerable time behaving like a reality-show character, but on Monday night, he stepped into the producer’s role.
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Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.
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Vodafone plans UK fibre broadband roll-out

The project will see gigabit speed cables reaching up to five million properties across the UK by 2025.
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Rodd & Gunn CEO Discusses U.S. Rollout Plan

BROOKLYN — It’s been quite a learning curve for Mike Beagley since his brand decided to make the arduous journey from New Zealand to America six years ago.
But the chief executive officer of Rodd & Gunn has embraced that education and now the U.S. market represents close to one-fifth of the $ 100 million annual volume of the privately held men’s wear label.
“It’s been an amazing journey,” Beagley said. “And we’ve learned as much about what not to do as what to do. But we’ve really got momentum now.”
Beagley was in the States on Wednesday for the official celebration of the brand’s first East Coast store on Front Street in the red-hot DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn. The 3,200-square-foot store is only Rodd & Gunn’s second in the U.S., following a flagship that opened in Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif., in October. There is also a large shop-in-shop at Wingtip in San Francisco.
The brand operates 95 stores in its home market of New Zealand and Australia.
When Rodd & Gunn first decided to test the waters in the U.S., it entered as a wholesaler as it worked through the logistics of developing product for a market with different seasonality while figuring out U.S.

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Destination XL Speeds Up DXL Rollout

Destination XL Group Inc. is hitting the accelerator again as it looks to take greater advantage of its DXL superstores.
Earlier slated for 250 units, the company has identified an additional 150 stores — 30 to 40 a year through 2020. The units include full-price retail as well as outlet stores.
In a conference call following the earnings release Thursday morning, David A. Levin, chairman and chief executive officer, said that in the period, the 111 DXL retail stores in operation at least 13 months had a same-store sales increase of 11.9 percent on top of an 11.3 percent gain in last year’s second quarter, with sales growth improving throughout the three months. Transactions at DXL rose 9.2 percent over the comparable period last year.
These results prompted the company to expand the rollout of the concept.
“We conducted a detailed market opportunity study of our Casual Male and DXL store portfolio,” Levin said, “[and] we have identified a total of approximately 400 DXL store opportunities nationwide, a mix of approximately 340 DXL retail stores and 60 DXL outlets, and that’s up sharply from our previous estimate of 250 DXL stores.”
The full-price stores will average 7,200 square feet and the outlets will average 4,500

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