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London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

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.
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URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

​Malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is continuing to roll out its Westfield brand to more locations and has announced that it’s rebranding three flagship centres under that name.
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Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

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”.
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ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

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.
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UK's hot property sector sees British Land return to profit

UK's hot property sector sees British Land return to profit

​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.
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Waste is the latest source of inspiration for perfumers

Waste is the latest source of inspiration for perfumers

Previously destined for a life in the trash, strawberry residue, tangerine peels, and carrot seeds are now part of the new olfactory palette of the fragrance world.
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UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9%, could derail fashion and beauty recovery

UK inflation hits 40-year high of 9%, could derail fashion and beauty recovery

British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, piling pressure on finance minister Rishi Sunak to step up his help for households facing a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
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Shaftesbury boosts London's Berwick Street ownership with new buy

Shaftesbury boosts London's Berwick Street ownership with new buy

Landlord Shaftesbury, which owns a 16-acre portfolio in London's West End, has just got a little bigger in the retail area. ​The property giant has acquired a long leasehold in the lower floors of 92-104 Berwick Street.
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Landsec success heralds return to profit, launches new leasing partner model

Landsec success heralds return to profit, launches new leasing partner model

​Property giant Landsec — which owns most of Bluewater — spoke of its strong financial and operational position Tuesday, “expecting to deliver material growth in income”. And that's with UK economic turbulence factored in.
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UK footfall slips back in latest week

UK footfall slips back in latest week

​UK footfall’s post-pandemic recovery took a hit last week as concerns over rising prices and worries over an impending recession deepened. There were negative numbers (almost) everywhere for the 8-14 May period. 
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CEO of AllSaints joins British Retail Consortium board

CEO of AllSaints joins British Retail Consortium board

​The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has beefed up the non-executive directors on its board with the appointment of two new names, including Peter Wood, the CEO of AllSaints.
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Lady Gaga rebrands cosmetics line, inks Sephora deal

Lady Gaga rebrands cosmetics line, inks Sephora deal

Lady Gaga's vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics brand Haus Laboratories is getting a revamp and new retail partner. 
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India's Reliance to acquire dozens of brands in $6.5 billion consumer goods play - sources

India's Reliance to acquire dozens of brands in $6.5 billion consumer goods play - sources

India's biggest retailer Reliance will acquire dozens of small grocery and non-food brands as it targets building its own $6.5 billion consumer goods business to challenge foreign giants like Unilever.
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Fenty Beauty, Skin to make Africa debut

Fenty Beauty, Skin to make Africa debut

Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin will launch across eight different markets in Africa, as the company's founder, Rihanna, looks to expand her skincare and beauty brand across the globe.
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L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin president and CEO of Italian subsidiary

L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin president and CEO of Italian subsidiary

French cosmetics group L'Oréal, owner of brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme, has appointed Emmanuel Goulin as president and CEO of L'Oréal Italy. Goulin will succeed François-Xavier Fenart.
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Klarna Virtual Shopping launch aims to recreate in-store experience online

Klarna Virtual Shopping launch aims to recreate in-store experience online

​BNPL specialist Klarna has rolled out Virtual Shopping, “connecting online shoppers directly with experts in physical stores, through live video and messaging, to provide a highly personalised experience online”. 
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