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Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
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Interparfums makes solid progress with earnings in Q1

Interparfums makes solid progress with earnings in Q1

The international fragrance company achieved net income of $27.7 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, up 175% from $10.1 million in the prior-year period, and 47% from $18.9 million in Q1 2019.
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UK's THG to raise $1 billion, acquires Bentley Laboratories

UK's THG to raise $1 billion, acquires Bentley Laboratories

THG Plc is raising $1 billion in fresh capital, including about $730 million from a unit of SoftBank Group, and the remainder from other investors, the UK-based consumer brands company said on Monday.
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Coty's prestige brands return to growth as restrictions ease

Coty's prestige brands return to growth as restrictions ease

Coty Inc’s biggest business that includes brands such as Burberry perfumes and Gucci foundations returned to growth in the third quarter after a tumultuous 2020, while the cosmetics maker’s net loss narrowed sharply.
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UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

​Live-stream commerce is making major inroads globally and with most retailers having little in-house expertise in this area, external companies are capitalising on the sector’s fast expansion.
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Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor spring weather over much of the UK hit shopper footfall numbers last week, although Scotland's retail reopening bought much brighter figures, according to latest reports from Springboard and Ipsos.
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Sassoon Academy on verge of administration filing - report

Sassoon Academy on verge of administration filing - report

​One of the UK's best known and historic hairdressing names could be about to appoint administrators as the hair and beauty salon sector tries to recover from a year in which enforced closures have been devastating.
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Innisfree to close North America retail stores

Innisfree to close North America retail stores

K-beauty brand Innisfree said on Friday that it will exit the North American market with the closing of its own retail stores beginning Saturday. 
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Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

L'Oreal's make-up sales are set to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, the French group's new chief executive said on Friday, with women opting for brighter colours in their post-crisis makeovers.
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Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
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Oslo's Steen & Strøm opens new luxury beauty hall

Oslo's Steen & Strøm opens new luxury beauty hall

​Norwegian department store Steen & Strøm has opened a 900 sq m luxury Beauty Hall as part of its NOK300 million (£25.7 million) wider store upgrade.
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Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Brazil’s Natura, the owner of The Body Shop, Aesop, and Avon brands, has become the latest company to raise funds that are conditional on the business reaching certain ethical/eco goals.
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Retailer says UK lipstick sales boom as lockdown is eased

Retailer says UK lipstick sales boom as lockdown is eased

​It’s been a tough year for make-up sales, and lipstick in particular, as lockdowns and mask-wearing have pushed this former must-have item much lower on consumers’ priority lists. But times are changing.
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Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

The professional beauty supplies seller announced second-quarter sales of $926.3 million on Thursday, an increase of 6.3% from $871.0 million in the prior-year period, despite ongoing disruptions related to Covid-19.
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Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
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Adwoa Aboah becomes 'global brand activist' for Rimmel London

Adwoa Aboah becomes 'global brand activist' for Rimmel London

​Make-up brand Rimmel London has named not a new brand ambassador but a “global activist” with model and mental health advocate Adwoa Aboah stepping up to the role.
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