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Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

​The Hut Group has rarely been out of the news in recent months and on Monday it made headlines again as it announced a third-quarter trading update that showed its business continues to go from strength to strength.
Fashion
Galeries Lafayette to open its third store in China in 2022

Galeries Lafayette to open its third store in China in 2022

Despite the global health crisis, Galeries Lafayette is continuing to pursue expansion in China. Following Beijing and Shanghai, the French department store will open a store in Guiyang in 2022.
Luxury
NRF expects above-average spending on gifts this holiday

NRF expects above-average spending on gifts this holiday

According to a study carried out by NRF, consumers will be spending more than usual on gifts this holiday season as they look to distract themselves from the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fashion
Desktop could make a comeback for Christmas 2020 fashion shopping - report

Desktop could make a comeback for Christmas 2020 fashion shopping - report

Fashion retailers need to think carefully before they go all-in for mobile campaigns this Christmas season because, despite mobile surging last year, 2020 could be quite different.
Fashion
Unilever says Dutch 'exit' tax is illegal

Unilever says Dutch 'exit' tax is illegal

Unilever’s boss has brushed off concerns that a Dutch ‘departure tax’ could cost it  €11 billion, saying the proposed legislation would break various EU laws.
Beauty
Procter & Gamble’s sales up 9% in Q1

Procter & Gamble’s sales up 9% in Q1

Sales for US consumer goods group Procter & Gamble grew by 9% in Q1 of the current financial year, as the group continues to benefit from rising demand for household detergents and personal care products.
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Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

​From refillable shampoos and loose fruit and veg to eco-friendly fashion lines: Asda has opened a sustainability trial store at Asda Middleton in Leeds.
Fashion
Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
Fashion
Harvey Nichols Mailbox store finally reopens Friday

Harvey Nichols Mailbox store finally reopens Friday

​Harvey Nichols is finally reopening its department store in Birmingham's Mailbox shopping centre, months after it closed due to the UK lockdown.
Luxury
Expanding Hut Group adds 500 new jobs

Expanding Hut Group adds 500 new jobs

​The jobs picture in the UK may be bleak at present, but some ever-expanding businesses are adding new permanent roles and on Friday The Hut Group said it was creating 500 jobs.
Fashion
L'Oreal sales rebound after lockdowns ease

L'Oreal sales rebound after lockdowns ease

The French company behind Maybelline cosmetics and Garnier shampoo said on Thursday it was back to revenue growth in the third quarter as it performed well with Chinese customers and kept up its product launches.
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London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
Fashion
Unilever Q3 improves, upscale beauty does well

Unilever Q3 improves, upscale beauty does well

​Unilever had upbeat news on Thursday. Despite currency effects sending its turnover down overall, it released Q3 figures that showed underlying sales growth (USG) of 4.4%, and prestige beauty was buoyant.
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Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

L’Oréal veteran Isabelle Bonfanti and Guerlain alum Jean-Denis Mariani are set to begin in their new roles on November 1. 
Beauty
​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

Next has been accused of destroying documentary evidence in an equal pay claim bought by the fashion retailer’s store staff.
Fashion
Royal Mail boosts e-tail with parcels collection service

Royal Mail boosts e-tail with parcels collection service

​Britain's Royal mail unveiled a new development on Wednesday that should boost online retail for larger companies as it makes returns easier, but should also help small businesses and individual sellers trading online.
Fashion