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Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

Secret Sales unveils fulfilment service for brands needing UK distribution centre

​Secret Sales has launched a fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre. It’s called Fulfilment by Secret Sales and it aims to solve logistics challenges.
Fashion
Delivery issues are deal-breakers for most marketplace e-shoppers - report

Delivery issues are deal-breakers for most marketplace e-shoppers - report

​Delivery systems that can be trusted have always been essential for online retailers in keeping consumers happy. But research shows delivery is now one of the biggest deal-breakers.
Luxury
Very Group to add new webstore tech

Very Group to add new webstore tech

E-tailer Very Group has long embraced technology and now the owner of the Very and Littlewoods sites has announced plans to transform its Very.co.uk content management system through a new partnership with Amplience.
Fashion
Liberty London uses robotic process automation to get products onto webstore faster

Liberty London uses robotic process automation to get products onto webstore faster

​Part of department store Liberty London’s appeal may be its traditions and its ‘old world’ charm, but the business is continuing to embrace technology as it moves forward post-pandemic.
Luxury
Klarna announces job cuts, 10% of posts to go

Klarna announces job cuts, 10% of posts to go

​BNPL may be booming but a troubled global economy is still presenting challenges to operators in the segment and news has emerged that one of the biggest operators, Klarna, is cutting 10% of its workforce.
Fashion
West End landlord Shaftesbury hails footfall recovery, rising property values

West End landlord Shaftesbury hails footfall recovery, rising property values

​Shaftesbury, the West End property giant that's in talks about a merger with Capco, has reported what might be its last set of results before a merger is unveiled with footfall up and its portfolio value growing.
Fashion
Big luxury names still back physical retail, London, Paris, NYC are key

Big luxury names still back physical retail, London, Paris, NYC are key

Major global brands will “continue betting on physical retail to drive sales in resilient destination cities”, a Savills report says. And it named New York, Paris and London as “the most attractive cities for retailers”.
Fashion
L'Oréal acquires stake in Japanese start-up Sparty

L'Oréal acquires stake in Japanese start-up Sparty

Through the Bold venture capital fund, L’Oréal has bought a minority stake in Sparty, a Japanese start-up specialising in personalised beauty products.
Beauty
Superdrug links with Jack Monroe to help shoppers through cost-of-living crisis

Superdrug links with Jack Monroe to help shoppers through cost-of-living crisis

​UK health & beauty retailer Superdrug has launched its ‘Shop Smart’ campaign in partnership with poverty campaigner and activist Jack Monroe, to help customers navigate the growing cost of living crisis.
Beauty
Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

​Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
Fashion
Grosvenor's strong recovery boosted by improving retail scene

Grosvenor's strong recovery boosted by improving retail scene

​Grosvenor has delivered a significant improvement in its financial performance in the latest year. The group owns vast tracts of land in key area like London’s Mayfair, as well as the Liverpool One mall.
Fashion
THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

The owner of Myprotein supplements late on Thursday rebuffed an offer of 170 pence per share from Belerion Capital and King Street Capital Management, saying it undervalued the company. 
Beauty
Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

​Staff from 100 of the biggest retailers operating in Britain, including ASOS, H&M, New Look and Superdrug, have taken part in the first wellbeing festival for retail workers run by industry charity the Retail Trust.
Fashion
It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

​UK consumer confidence tumbled again in May — this time to its lowest level in almost 50 years — after the cost-of-living crisis deepened and concerns over the economy and personal finances grew.
Fashion
Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

​The love affair continues. UK health & Beauty retail giant Boots is rekindling its relationship with ITV2’s Love Island in a deal that runs for the second year in a row.
Beauty
ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

​Official retail sales figures for the UK in April were released on Friday and they showed volumes ticking upwards again after they’d fallen during March.
Fashion