Coty has launched an on-demand digital personal beauty assistant for the Amazon Echo Show in the UK. Digital innovation with a focus on voice and virtual assistants to be central to company's future strategy
Burberry had a good Christmas quarter even though its comp sales rise fell short of analysts' predictions. Its fashion offer outperformed while digital continued to rise and top-spending shoppers returned to the fold.
John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
Upmarket beauty retailer Space NK enjoyed strong trading in the year to 25 March 2017, with turnover rising 11.4% to £96.4 million as a result of continued consumer interest in luxury skincare, beauty and fragrance.
A last-minute surge in high street shopping in the week leading up to Christmas wasn't enough to rescue December trading. That’s the message from the latest BDO UK high street sales tracker that was released on Friday.
Debenhams was forced to make more markdowns than planned for Christmas and this will dent its profits. But the retail giant also hailed beauty strength and rising fashion share, despite an overall market decline.
More big-name brands are launching pop-up stores with a micro-focus on fragrance. It's the latest attempt by firms to boost brand immersion, instore customer experience and lift sales for new and bestselling products.
The Yves Saint Laurent beauty brand has taken a deep dive into interactive retail with the opening of a pop-up store at Heathrow’s Terminal two last month that aims to maximise the ‘retailtainment’ experience.
In her first results announcement since taking over as CEO, The White Company chief executive Mary Homer reported sales growth and an operating profit rise at the UK-based company, although profit was only up by 2%.
New beauty concept Indulge beauty has launched online and its first store at Westfield Stratford City. Located on the lower ground floor, the store aims to become a one-stop destination for beauty lovers.
Victoria Beckham’s brand may have lost over £8m last year but the firm is upbeat and said in accounts filed this week that it “continued to perform well in all its markets, despite a difficult trading environment”.