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Freemans enters beauty box market as beauty sales surge
Digital department store Freemans has released its first-ever Beauty Box as it aims to make the most of massive growth in the beauty category overall.
Unilever CFO Pitkethly to leave company by May 2024
Unilever Plc said on Tuesday Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly would leave the consumer goods giant by the end of May 2024 after more than two decades.
UK footfall enjoys spring positives in latest week... but not Central London
The positives certainly came together for UK retail in the 21-27 May trading week. The run-up to school half-term week, the late May public holiday weekend and good spring weather all contributed to strengthen footfall.
Matalan's interim buying chief becomes trading head as changes at firm continue
Matalan has made a key change to its line-up as it continues to transform itself under new owners. Interim buying and merchandising director Ben Smith is now chief trading officer, reporting to CEO Jo Whitfield,
Chanel to double London HQ space
News last week that Chanel’s sales rose in double digits in 2022 was followed by the company saying it would double the size of its global HQ in London’s Mayfair and will move in during 2025.
New official figures show UK tourist visits still well behind 2019
The Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey has shown that tourist visitors to the UK are well below 2019 levels with the New West End Co directly blaming the abolition of tax-free tourist shopping.
Brand Architekts names new part-time CFO
Challenger British beauty business Brand Architekts Group has appointed Geoff Ellis Chief Financial Officer, effective 3 July, albeit on a part-time basis.
Revolution Beauty results finally released, losses widen
Revolution Beauty has finally reported its much-delayed results for the year to February 2022 and operating losses surged to £38.8 million, wider by almost £30 million, although revenue jumped 35% £184.6 million.
Chanel opens Battersea beauty and eyewear boutique
Chanel is the latest big name to endorse the multi-billion pound mall development at Battersea Power Station and has just opened a new beauty and eyewear store there.
New data shows end of UK VAT-free shopping again boosts Europe
The UK government has been asking for evidence that the end of the VAT-three shopping perk for tourists is hurting British retail and payment software specialist Planet came up with some of that again on Friday.
Valentino opens new Paris home on Avenue Montaigne
Valentino has unveiled its new store in Paris, having “reinvented itself” on Avenue Montaigne. The change of address gives it more space for its offer of both women’s and men’s RTW and accessories over three floors.
ASOS reveals new £75 million financing success, Bestseller owner participates
ASOS has announced it has raised £75 million in cash from shareholders as the struggling online retail giant seeks to strengthen its finances.
M&S to press ahead with self-service till rollout
M&S is on a mission to cut costs by more than £400 million over the next five years, and among a raft of store initiatives is a plan to roll out hundreds more self-service tills.
Revolution Beauty appoints new chairman as co-founder finally departs
Another boardroom change for the troubled Revolution Beauty Group. But at least this one was expected with the multi-channel mass beauty retailer appointing Derek Zissman its new Non-Executive Chairman.
Happy Armani buoyant in 2022, says China bounces back in Q1 2023
Armani Group’s 2022 results have shown ongoing progress at one of the world’s best-known luxury names as net revenues jumped 16.5% to €2.35 billion and profit rose even faster.
Former L'Oréal exec Marc Toulemonde appointed president of Puig's Derma division
Catalan fashion and cosmetics group Puig has just appointed Marc Toulemonde, ex-L'Oréal, as president of its Derma division, which includes the dermocosmetic brands Uriage and Apivita.