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The fashion brand, which in its heyday set the agenda (at least for getting press attention) with posters including a photograph of a man dying of Aids and a priest and a nun hugging, hopes to recapture its successful past while bringing the brand into the digital age. The newly revealed campaign shots, titled Unhate, show world leaders kissing each other – images include the Pope and the Sheikh of the al-Azhar mosque, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez. They are, of course, the result of digital manipulation.

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Alessandro Benetton, head of the family firm, is banking on Italy's giant retailer becoming as famous again as it was during the 1980s and lasting another 40 years.

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United Colors of Benetton will this week announce the hiring of You Nguyen as its new chief merchandising officer and creative director, as part of its new strategy to revamp the brand.

Benetton looks to Warhol & Co for biker style

It wasn't just the Marilyn image that Andy Warhol made so famous but the humble black biker jacket too. And Italian fashion group Benetton will be raising money for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh when it launches its black-jacket exhibition this week.

Street model: Benetton launches search for new faces

Once again, Benetton is blazing the trail; the Italian retailer announced the world's first real-time "street-casting" last week, inviting people on the street to enter a gobal modelling competition to become one of the faces of the retailer for next year.

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Tesco, the world's number three retailer, said it plans to set up shop in India with a wholesale cash-and-carry business and will help Indian conglomerate Tata Group to grow its hypermarket business.

Airports operator sells duty free shops

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When fashion met famine: Benetton's Third World crusade

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Vampire Weekend, Astoria, London

With a name likeVampire Weekend, one would not be expecting to see a band comprising Upper West Side Ivy Leaguers, best known for their affection for deck shoes, yachting and cardigans. Something spooky is going on when a band member's father standing at the side of the stage looks sharper than his son. One of the most hotly tipped bands for 2008, whose self-titled debut album has only just come out, Vampire Weekend don't carry much of the cool of their forebears The Strokes. Not that the audience mind: the up-to-the-minute young indie fans, from punks to skinny-jeaned rockers to bearded folksters, along with some of the band's old mates from Columbia University, are already bitten.

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