There was mixed news coming out of UK e-tail in August as the country returned almost to normal after the three-month heatwave and the gardening sector finally took a backseat to sectors such as beauty and menswear.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.
Beauty retailer Memebox has partnered with Sephora to create a new cosmetics line, Kaja. Translating from Korean as "let's go", the partnership marks the first co-developed K-beauty brand with Sephora.
Harvey Nichols is continuing its transformation via tech as well as by reshaping its physical space. Now new tech that makes the content in brand videos instantly shoppable has been introduced into its flagship store.
Gucci has sparked rumors that it is set to turn its attention to the beauty sector.The luxury Italian fashion house, which is part of the Kering conglomerate, has unveiled a new Instagram account, @guccibeauty.
Unilever shareholder Lindsell Train is likely to use at least some of its shares to vote against the company's planned move to the Netherlands, which will cost the consumer goods giant its spot in the benchmark FTSE 100.
Following an initial trial period, the Facebook-owned image-sharing network rolled out two new ways for users around the world to shop on the platform on Monday, introducing Shopping in Stories and Shopping in Explore.