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Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

​The opening of the new Elizabeth Line that’s a key part of the London transport network will happen in the next few months without the opening of the Bond Street Crossrail station, Transport for London has announced.
Fashion
Morrisons' new owners start CEO search

Morrisons' new owners start CEO search

​Morrisons has begun looking for a new chief executive on news that current incumbent David Potts plans to stand down. But the company has plenty of time with Potts not likely to leave for another two years.
Fashion
Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

​Sustainability is not just a consideration but “a major factor when making a luxurious purchase with 51% seeing it as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice”, a Klarna study claims.
Luxury
Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

​Footfall to retail destinations has been recovering since the original lockdown in 2020, but 2021 still saw a disastrous fall of 31.1% compared to 2019, tracking specialist Springboard said on Monday.
Fashion
Armani Beauty names Tess Thompson as newest ambassador

Armani Beauty names Tess Thompson as newest ambassador

Armani Beauty announced on Friday the appointment of American actress Tessa Thompson as its newest brand face. 
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Betterware to acquire Jafra in Mexico, U.S.

Betterware to acquire Jafra in Mexico, U.S.

Mexican household products business Betterware has announced the acquisition of Jafra Cosmetics’ U.S, and Mexican operations from parent company, the Vorwerk Group. 
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L'Oréal teams up with Alphabet-owned Verily to develop research programmes on “skin health”

L'Oréal teams up with Alphabet-owned Verily to develop research programmes on “skin health”

On Thursday, the global cosmetics giant announced a partnership with Verily, the health division of Alphabet, parent company of Google, to develop research programmes on “skin health.”
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Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

A buyer is being sought for the prime retail location in Aberdeen city centre formerly occupied by John Lewis. Real estate advisor Savills has been appointed to fill the 200,000 sq ft, four-storey space.
Fashion
December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
Fashion
Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
Fashion
UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
Fashion
Clean beauty brand Beautycounter names new CEO

Clean beauty brand Beautycounter names new CEO

Clean beauty brand Beautycounter announced on Wednesday the appointment of industry leader Marc Rey as chief executive officer.
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Givenchy names Thom Walker creative director of makeup

Givenchy names Thom Walker creative director of makeup

LVMH-owned beauty brand Givenchy Parfums has recently appointed Briton Thom Walker to the post of creative director of makeup, succeeding Nicolas Degennes.
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Podcast: Cécile Lochard of Guerlain discusses sustainability in luxury with Godfrey Deeny

Podcast: Cécile Lochard of Guerlain discusses sustainability in luxury with Godfrey Deeny

In this French-language LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast, Cécile Lochard, head of sustainability at Guerlain, talks with Godfrey Deeny about the challenge of introducing sustainable strategies in beauty and luxury.
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Maybelline commits to carbon neutrality, 100% recycled plastic packaging by 2030

Maybelline commits to carbon neutrality, 100% recycled plastic packaging by 2030

Maybelline introduced on Wednesday a new sustainability program, which aims to create a more responsible business model for the brand to reduce its impact on the planet.
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Unilever investors call AGM vote to push for healthy food targets

Unilever investors call AGM vote to push for healthy food targets

A group of investors in Unilever said on Thursday they had filed a fresh resolution urging the company to fix a "crucial blind spot" in its strategy and set ambitious targets to sell healthier foods.
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