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L'Oreal boosted by sales of make-up and perfumes as lockdowns ease

L'Oreal boosted by sales of make-up and perfumes as lockdowns ease

Maybelline owner L'Oreal on Thursday said sales growth had accelerated in the second quarter partly due to resurging make-up sales in the United States as Covid-19 lockdowns ease.
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Consumers seek eco transparency from brands, less greenwashing

Consumers seek eco transparency from brands, less greenwashing

​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.
Fashion
Mailbox posts "strong" retail rent collections

Mailbox posts "strong" retail rent collections

Yet more positive news on UK retail rent collections. This time it comes from Midlands-based Mailbox REIT, which recorded a “strong” 92% collection rate for the 24 June-28 September period.
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Creightons acquires Emma Hardie skincare brand for £6.26 million

Creightons acquires Emma Hardie skincare brand for £6.26 million

​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.
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Westfield owner URW is cautiously optimistic as Europe bounces back

Westfield owner URW is cautiously optimistic as Europe bounces back

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”.
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UK clothing, footwear store growth still lags in July - CBI survey

UK clothing, footwear store growth still lags in July - CBI survey

​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.
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​StockX makes first move into beauty with Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion collab

​StockX makes first move into beauty with Revlon x Megan Thee Stallion collab

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.
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Puig secures first sustainable loan of 200 million euros from Banco Sabadell

Puig secures first sustainable loan of 200 million euros from Banco Sabadell

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. 
Fashion
John Lewis get new trading director from Accessorize

John Lewis get new trading director from Accessorize

​Department stores chain John Lewis reportedly has a new trading director who will join the retailer in mid-September. The company has appointed Accessorize’s MD Kathleen Mitchell to the role.
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Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

​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. 
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Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

​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”.
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UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

​Footfall across the UK rose 3.3% last week (compared to the previous seven days) with a “staggering” 16.5% uplift on Freedom Day last Monday, although from Tuesday onwards the rise was only 1.7%.
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NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

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”.
Luxury
UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

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.
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Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

​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.
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