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'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

​UK retailers can expect a “tale of two Christmases” this year. According to eBay UK, personal finances will play a major part in consumer choices as the lasting effects of the pandemic will divide spending patterns.
Fashion
Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

​Plans to create two temporary pedestrian piazzas on either side of London’s Oxford Circus before Christmas have been "shelved" by Westminster City Council.
Fashion
Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

The pandemic and Brexit issues may have dented cross-border shopping in recent periods, but the channel is bouncing back and luxury is fuelling that comeback, a new reports shows.
Luxury
UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
Fashion
Chinese make-up market to reach US$8.9 billion by 2025

Chinese make-up market to reach US$8.9 billion by 2025

China's make-up market is projected to grow from US$5.9 billion in 2020 to US$8.9 billion by 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3 percent through 2025. 
Beauty
L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
Beauty
UK consumers serious about skincare, centre:mk report shows

UK consumers serious about skincare, centre:mk report shows

​UK consumers - women and men - are serious about their beauty regimes, Milton Keynes shopping mall centre:mk confirms in a new survey of 2,000 adults. It found that the average spend is almost £400 a year on skincare. 
Beauty
Hut Group sales soar again, THG Beauty to be listed separately

Hut Group sales soar again, THG Beauty to be listed separately

The Hut Group continued to go from strength to strength in the first half of the year with group revenue rising almost 45% to £958.8 million year-on-year, and rising 95% compared to the first six months of 2019 (2YoY).
Fashion
John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis Partnership’s half-year report on Thursday showed an improvement on the prior-year period but its results were still far below some of the figures it produced just a few years ago.
Fashion
The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company announced on Wednesday the appointment of Pete Gerstberger as chief digital and strategy officer. 
Beauty
John Lewis Partnership adds 7,000 temporary festive season roles

John Lewis Partnership adds 7,000 temporary festive season roles

​In an optimistic outlook for the upcoming Christmas trading period, The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is to recruit more than 7,000 temporary seasonal staff across the country — 2,000 more than last year.
Fashion
"Star performers" boost prestige make-up sales in UK - NPD

"Star performers" boost prestige make-up sales in UK - NPD

Make-up may have struggled as a category in the pandemic, but certain key products within it are outperforming as society works its way back to normal.
Beauty
H&M Q3 sales rise, now back at 2019 levels

H&M Q3 sales rise, now back at 2019 levels

H&M Group’s Q3 sales rose 14% year-on-year (YoY), the Swedish fashion retail giant said on Wednesday. That said, the figure was in local currencies and when converted to Swedish Krona, the rise was only 9%.
Fashion
Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Fashion retail giant Inditex said on Wednesday that its recovery is continuing to gain momentum with its sales, EBITDA and net income in the second quarter of its financial year reaching "historic highs”.
Fashion
Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Knowlton Development Corp said on Tuesday it was looking to raise up to $857.14 million through a U.S. initial public offering, valuing the manufacturer for beauty, personal and home care brands at more than $3 billion.
Beauty
Katherine Power's Merit beauty brand secures $20 million investment led by L Catterton

Katherine Power's Merit beauty brand secures $20 million investment led by L Catterton

The minimalist beauty brand launched by Who What Wear co-founder Katherine Power earlier this year has announced that it has completed a $20 million Series A funding round led by LVMH-backed L Catterton.
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