Consumers want more transparency from brands around eco practices with nearly a third of them thinking not enough is being done, while almost a quarter think there’s too much ‘greenwashing’ simply to improve sales.
True to its word, Creightons has been on the acquisition trail. The personal care, beauty, and fragrance products maker has bought the Emma Hardie business, including its signature skincare brand, for £6.26 million.
Unibail Rodamco Westfield has reported H1 results and continued to see “significant Covid-19-related disruption” in the first six months. But it also highlighted its ongoing “resilience in tough operating conditions”.
UK retail sales continued to grow at a rate well above the long-run average in the year to July, but clothing and footwear stores are yet to see demand recover to usual levels, the CBI’s latest survey has showed.
The New York-based cosmetics brand and the Texas-born rapper are launching their limited-edition Hot Girl Sunset Collection via the online marketplace and resale platform’s DropX DTC product release model.
The company's loan will be linked to its environmental performance, with a focus on two main indicators: direct emissions and indirect emissions generated by electricity purchased and consumed by the group.
Any brand or retailer still thinking that ethical issues don't matter should look at a new report. The study says that as many as 35% of online shoppers in the UK will only associate with "responsible" brands.
Harrods opened its new Hair & Beauty Salon on Monday after a makeover for the location. The 16,985 sq ft space has new “game-changing” features and “must-have” products from “the world’s most innovative beauty brands”.
Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
UK consumer confidence finally edged ahead of its March 2020 pre-lockdown score in July, with shoppers in a spending frame of mind. It was still negative (at -7), but it's held firm or improved for six months in a row.
LVMH’s premium beauty operation Sephora has confirmed the widely expected acquisition of Feelunique. It has signed a deal with Palamon Capital Partners and other shareholders to take over the UK-based beauty e-tailer.