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Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer revealed on Thursday that its net sales for the third quarter totaled $2.0 billion, up 28.6% from $1.6 billion in the same period in the previous year.
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Omicron variant to boost online festive sales says ParcelHero

Omicron variant to boost online festive sales says ParcelHero

​UK consumer concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant will mean there will be another £35 billion+ online spend this Christmas, predicts ParcelHero.
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Most Arcadia stores still empty, despite opening boom

Most Arcadia stores still empty, despite opening boom

​We may be seeing something of a mini store opening boom at the moment, but huge numbers of stores belonging to failed businesses remain empty and that can be seen clearly from the large number of vacant Arcadia sites.
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Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after report says it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand’s Central Group has denied it’s in talks to buy Selfridges after it was reported globally that the firm will buy the business, perhaps as soon as this month.
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India's Nykaa looks to triple store count in retail expansion, says CEO

India's Nykaa looks to triple store count in retail expansion, says CEO

Nykaa plans to more than triple its brick-and-mortar stores to 300, founder and Chief Executive Falguni Nayar said, significantly building its offline presence in the country.
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Malls and retail parks were Black Friday winners - Ipsos

Malls and retail parks were Black Friday winners - Ipsos

​Ease and buying in comfort played into the hands of shopping centres and retail parks when it came to Black Friday’s week-long shopping event, with both making the most of the cold weather.
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Britons to spend £8.4bn with indies for Xmas, fashion is key

Britons to spend £8.4bn with indies for Xmas, fashion is key

​UK shoppers plan to spend £8.4 billion on buying Christmas gifts from independent retailers, some £2 billion more that a year ago, new research from Direct Line business insurance shows. That's 28% of their budget.
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Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

​How’s this for a positive trading statement opening: “Confidence, footfall, trading recovering; rebound in occupier demand driving vacancy down towards pre-pandemic levels; valuation recovery in second half”.
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Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

​Harrods is clearly impressed with the performance of its still-relatively-new H Beauty chain as it has now opened a third branch with a debut on Tuesday in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Buy now pay later numbers leap in UK

Buy now pay later numbers leap in UK

​Around 15 million people in the UK are using buy now, pay later (BNPL) credit, a rise of 23% year-on-year, a new study has shown.
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Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

​Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex said Tuesday Marta Ortega, the daughter of its founder, will take over as chairwoman in April with a new CEO, as a last step of a generational handover started a decade ago.
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Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care Company announced on Monday that it has acquired Billie Inc. in an all-cash transaction of $310 million. 
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​Early Christmas shoppers boost Black Friday UK store traffic - report

​Early Christmas shoppers boost Black Friday UK store traffic - report

A good week-on-week gain, but still well below pre-pandemic numbers. That was Black Friday (26 November) shopper traffic numbers across the UK. Footfall was 35% higher week-on-week, but still down 23% on two years ago.
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West End footfall numbers struggle, still heavily down on pre-pandemic comparisons - NWEC

West End footfall numbers struggle, still heavily down on pre-pandemic comparisons - NWEC

London West End footfall in the seven shopping days from 22-28 November inched up 2% week-on-week, and rose 11% over last year's Black Friday, latest figures from the New West End Company (NWEC) showed on Monday.
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Hammerson confirms Silverburn £140m sale talks

Hammerson confirms Silverburn £140m sale talks

​Retail landlord Hammerson confirmed on Monday that it’s in talks to sell the major Silverburn shopping mall in Glasgow with a potential price of £140 million.
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New variant fears mean compulsory face masks are back for English stores

New variant fears mean compulsory face masks are back for English stores

The UK has announced new measures to try to slow the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant and the country’s top health official said vaccines could be less effective against it.
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