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Trends service Stylus unveils new platform and brand refresh

Trends service Stylus unveils new platform and brand refresh

Stylus has released a new platform and refreshed its branding “to signal a new phase of growth under CEO Victoria Rennie”. It worked with Re Design on its brand strategy, and Matter Of Form on the new platform.
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Glossier arrives at Sephora in the US and Canada

Glossier arrives at Sephora in the US and Canada

Having so far favored direct sales, the American beauty brand is arriving at Sephora stores in the U.S. and Canada, and is expanding its network of boutiques. 
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UK shoppers focus on ethical shopping, despite cost-of-living crisis

UK shoppers focus on ethical shopping, despite cost-of-living crisis

Concerns that eco purchases will suffer in the cost-of-living crisis could be overplayed, research suggests. Shopping with a conscience is “so important” to 65% of consumers who think about sustainability before buying.
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Uk household spending power drops by £44 a week - report

Uk household spending power drops by £44 a week - report

With UK inflation rising and costs spiralling, consumer spending power continues to decline. Household disposable income fell by a record £44 a week in June, the eighth consecutive month of decline, a report shows.
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Too late for some: thousands of businesses fail awaiting business rates rebates

Too late for some: thousands of businesses fail awaiting business rates rebates

​Retailers are among thousands of UK businesses that have been forced to close down while awaiting rebates for property taxes, according to new data.
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British e-commerce firm THG ends agreement with SoftBank

British e-commerce firm THG ends agreement with SoftBank

​There’s been speculation for some time and it’s finally been confirmed — e-tail giant THG has ended its deal with Japan’s Softbank and the latter’s massive investment in THG’s Ingenuity arm won’t now go ahead.
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Unilever's first half is strong for prestige beauty

Unilever's first half is strong for prestige beauty

​Unilever’s first-half report on Tuesday showed rising sales, with inflation a big factor in that as the company was largely able to pass on price rises to consumers.
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Very Group names new marketing chief

Very Group names new marketing chief

​The Very Group has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) with Jessica Myers set to join the very.co.uk and Littlewoods owner on 3 October.
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Pitti Fragranze back in Florence with 140 exhibitors, special guest Alessandro Gualtieri

Pitti Fragranze back in Florence with 140 exhibitors, special guest Alessandro Gualtieri

The 20th edition of Pitti Fragranze, the trade show of the creative perfumery sector, entitled ‘The 5 Senses Issue’ and featuring 140 international exhibitors, will be held in Florence on September 16-18.
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As fashion prices rise, UK inflation could reach 15% by year-end

As fashion prices rise, UK inflation could reach 15% by year-end

​As clothing prices continue to increase in the UK (while still lagging the overall rate of inflation), a new report says that the total inflation rate could reach 15% this winter.
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K11 unveils plans for new Shenzhen retail precinct

K11 unveils plans for new Shenzhen retail precinct

K11 Group this month announced plans for a new harbourfront complex in China's Shenzhen, as the New World Group-owned brand and retail developer continues to expand across mainland China. 
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Halsey launches second beauty brand AF94

Halsey launches second beauty brand AF94

Singer Halsey announced this month the upcoming launch of her second beauty brand, set for retail release in Walmart July 25. 
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Estée Lauder and Nykaa launch incubator for young Indian beauty brands

Estée Lauder and Nykaa launch incubator for young Indian beauty brands

The American group Estée Lauder is launching a support program dedicated to Indian beauty labels entitled Beauty & You India together with Nykaa, an Indian online beauty retailer.
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UK consumer confidence remains “severely depressed” in July says GfK

UK consumer confidence remains “severely depressed” in July says GfK

Can UK consumer confidence get any worse? Not at the moment, it seems, as the long-running GfK Index took a breather this month, remaining flat with at a reading of -41. But for “flat” read still “severely depressed”.
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Frasers plans more stores, some consolidation, after record trading year

Frasers plans more stores, some consolidation, after record trading year

With Frasers Group riding high on “robust trading” after a “record-breaking year” don’t expect the business to rest on its laurels.The Flannels and Sports Direct owner wants to buy more businesses and open more stores.
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Too hot to shop: UK consumers shun stores and e-stores during heatwave

Too hot to shop: UK consumers shun stores and e-stores during heatwave

​It's no surprise that the heatwave in recent days deterred UK consumers from shopping in physical locations, but they clearly felt too hot to shop overall as they also cut back on their online purchases.
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