Staff from 100 of the biggest retailers operating in Britain, including ASOS, H&M, New Look and Superdrug, have taken part in the first wellbeing festival for retail workers run by industry charity the Retail Trust.
Global beauty giant L'Oréal is finalizing the acquisition of Byredo, backed by British fund Manzanita Capital, the owner of Diptyque and Malin+Goetz, according to a report from French newspaper Le Figaro.
British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
Yet more strong numbers from the commercial property sector on Thursday. Major London landlord Great Portland Estates joined its peers British Land and Landsec this week in delivering an upbeat performance for the year.
Landlord Grosvenor has launched an interesting project, unveiling “an innovation challenge seeking to find new technologies and partners that are putting customer experience at the heart of bricks and mortar retail”.
ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
British Land became the second UK property giant in two days to report that the sector’s post-pandemic trading is thriving again, delivering “a strong performance across all parts of our business” for the year.