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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.
Beauty
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.
Fashion
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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Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

​Next continued to show just how strong it has been in recent periods on Thursday as the retailer increased its guidance due to sales dipping only slightly in the latest quarter.
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Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
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Jessica Alba's Honest Co valued at nearly $2 bln in strong market debut

Jessica Alba's Honest Co valued at nearly $2 bln in strong market debut

Jessica Alba's consumer goods company Honest Co was valued at $1.92 billion in its Nasdaq debut, after its shares opened 33% above their offer price on Wednesday.
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Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
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Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann, the Finnish retail group that also owns the Lindex chain, said its consolidated revenue fell 7.1% currency-neutral in the first three months of the year, dropping to €155.7 million.
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Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

​Hugo Boss said that it's seen a solid start to the year as it revealed its first-quarter sales. Not that those sales rose. In fact they were down 8% currency-adjusted, or 10% in total to €497 million.
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Bad weather dents UK retail footfall

Bad weather dents UK retail footfall

It’s a factor guaranteed to dent consumer enthusiasm. Bad weather. Footfall across all UK retail destinations declined by 2% week-on-week in the seven days between Sunday 25 April and Saturday 1 May, reports Springboard.
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Global-e launches NASDAQ IPO as cross-border e-commerce booms

Global-e launches NASDAQ IPO as cross-border e-commerce booms

​Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce specialist, has launched its initial public offering that will see it listing on NASDAQ in the US. The shares will be price between $23 and $25.
Fashion
Irish retail gets green light for May reopening

Irish retail gets green light for May reopening

They may be late to rejoin the wider reopening party, but non-essential retailers in the Republic of Ireland will have their trading restrictions lifted from mid-May.
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Big retail landlords seek end-of-year deadline for payment arrears

Big retail landlords seek end-of-year deadline for payment arrears

Enough is enough. Commercial property giants British Land and Land Securities have called for time limits for their tenants to settle rent arrears accrued since the pandemic began.
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Retail needs help as store vacancy rates grew in Q1

Retail needs help as store vacancy rates grew in Q1

Alarm bells are continuing to ring over the future of Britain’s retail industry. Despite a positive return for non-essential retail in England, Wales and Scotland so far, more store closures are due in the months ahead.
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Alibaba's Taobao unveils livestreaming innovations

Alibaba's Taobao unveils livestreaming innovations

​Alibaba’s Taobao Live is investing more heavily in livestreaming, a step that should boost its revenues and increase pressure on other e-tailers around the world to increase their livestreaming offers.
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More shoppers enjoy online browsing than in-store shopping - report

More shoppers enjoy online browsing than in-store shopping - report

​Consumers may be returning to stores in large numbers, but new research suggests that they're still addicted to the online experience, which they find both easier and more enjoyable
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