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Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

​Online sales are set to overtake physical retail for the first time this Christmas, according to a new prediction from delivery specialist ParcelHero. The company said Britons should spend £39.41bn online this time.
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All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

​Designer outlet malls giant McArthurGlen has announced some key changes in its executive team with its long-serving CEO taking a new role and two people replacing her.
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John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis has won the planning permission it wanted to allow it to convert almost half of its Oxford Street, London, flagship store into office space as part of its new strategy to return to sustainable profits. 
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Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

​Next had a strong Q3 with full-price sales up 2.8% and total sales up 1.4%. That may seem tame by normal standards, but in the wake of the pandemic, it shows it to be one of the winners in hard-hit UK fashion retail. 
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Makeup magnate Bobbi Brown launches Jones Road makeup line

Makeup magnate Bobbi Brown launches Jones Road makeup line

The premiere Jones Road launch consists of six products intended for all ages and skin tones, including a gloss, pencil, shadows, mascara, and a 'Miracle Balm'.
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Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
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Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

Consumer companies pitch discounts, bargain products as economic malaise looms

Unilever, P&G and other major consumer goods manufacturers are touting lower-priced brands and discounts to woo penny-pinching shoppers struggling through the most severe global recession since the Great Depression.
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YSL Beauty launches Abuse is Not Love programme in UK

YSL Beauty launches Abuse is Not Love programme in UK

​Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched a programme called Abuse is Not Love as it works to “help eliminate intimate partner violence which includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse as well as controlling behaviours”.
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Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

The ​London start-up has raised £0.5m “to power sustainable product verification” at a strong time for its business model after supply chain scandals and as consumers aim to buy more ethical and sustainable products.
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Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

Canali opens New Bond Street flagship store at prime site

​Luxe label Canali has opened its new flagship on the corner of New Bond Street and Brook Street. The opening coincides with its 85th anniversary with Canali saying it “marks an exciting new chapter for the brand”. 
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Beauty Twitter: Over 118.4 million beauty tweets in a year on Twitter

Beauty Twitter: Over 118.4 million beauty tweets in a year on Twitter

While beauty fans like to share tips and trends, conversations on beauty themes are just as popular. That's what the spectacular number of beauty-related tweets between July 2019 and July 2020 seems to suggest.
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UK footfall dips again, retailers can only dream of 2019-style crowded stores

UK footfall dips again, retailers can only dream of 2019-style crowded stores

​UK footfall to retail destinations continues to decline as coronavirus restrictions ranging from the fairly mild to almost-full lockdowns disrupt consumers shopping trips.
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Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

​The Welsh government is standing by last week’s ruling to ban sales of clothing in supermarkets during its new “firebreak” lockdown, despite an outcry from consumers.
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Connor Owens is new head of Hammerson's Irish ops

Connor Owens is new head of Hammerson's Irish ops

​Property giant Hammerson has named Connor Owens as its new Director of Ireland, heading up its business in the Republic and leading the operation across a portfolio that includes Dundrum Town Centre.
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H&M launches e-store in Australia

H&M launches e-store in Australia

​Australia is the latest market to get an online shop for the H&M brand with the Swedish company opening the webstore in the country as part of its wider commitment to increasing its digital sales.
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Debenhams suitors get three-day deadline to make firm bids

Debenhams suitors get three-day deadline to make firm bids

​The fate of Debenhams and the 12,000 jobs of its staff are likely to be decided this week as potential new owners have been given a three-day deadline to make a bid.
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