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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.
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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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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Unilever will not increase 50-billion-pound offer for GSK consumer arm

Unilever will not increase 50-billion-pound offer for GSK consumer arm

Unilever PLC on Wednesday effectively abandoned its plans to buy GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare business, saying on Wednesday that it would not raise a 50 billion pound offer that GSK previously rejected.
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Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

​British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.
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Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

​Reports continue to filter through that Christmas was better than hoped for many businesses and retail destinations and on Wednesday, Basingstoke mall Festival Place added to the upbeat mood.
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Tommy Hilfiger links with Give Back Beauty for fragrances and wellness

Tommy Hilfiger links with Give Back Beauty for fragrances and wellness

​PVH’s Tommy Hilfiger brand is partnering with Give Back Beauty (GBB), a globally-focused group, for an exclusive worldwide license of the beauty and wellness business under the Tommy Hilfiger brand.
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Price and convenience drives consumers today - report

Price and convenience drives consumers today - report

​Shopping online will remain a focus for most UK consumers this year but priorities are shifting towards cost, convenience and choice, according to a new survey.
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Amazon UK to continue accepting Visa credit cards

Amazon UK to continue accepting Visa credit cards

​Online retail giant Amazon looks set to resolve its feud with credit card giant Visa over processing fees following a six-week who-will-blink-first standoff.
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CMA targets fashion over greenwashing

CMA targets fashion over greenwashing

​Fashion brands overstating their environmental credentials had better watch out. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is cracking down on businesses that make misleading sustainability claims. 
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THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

​THG’s Q4 trading update on Tuesday showed that the group’s shares may have been under heavy pressure in recent months but its sales continue to soar.
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Unilever's offer for GSK's consumer health raises doubts, questions over strategy

Unilever's offer for GSK's consumer health raises doubts, questions over strategy

The bid for GSK's assets, including Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, comes as Unilever is dealing with steep inflation and sluggish growth in emerging markets, where it derives 60% of its revenues.
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UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
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