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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
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.
Beauty
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
John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

John Lewis's new strategy goes beyond retail, is even more digital

Under its still-new Chair Sharon White, John Lewis Partnership has unveiled a “bold” new strategy to help its John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets reach more customers. 
Fashion
Boots UK sales slump 29% as pandemic keeps shoppers away

Boots UK sales slump 29% as pandemic keeps shoppers away

British health and beauty retailer Boots said comparable retail sales fell 29.2% in its latest quarter as shopper numbers in stores were significantly reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beauty
Reliance quits Debenhams rescue race, could firm lose Oxford Street flagship?

Reliance quits Debenhams rescue race, could firm lose Oxford Street flagship?

​The list of potential bidders for Debenhams has got smaller with news that deep-pocketed Reliance Retail has dropped out. It's also been suggested that the owner of its Oxford Street store wants to break the lease.
Fashion
Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

Facebook to launch #BuyBlack Friday in support of Black-owned businesses

The American social networking giant has announced the launch of its Season of Support for small businesses, kicking off the initiative with the #BuyBlack Friday campaign supporting Black-owned businesses.
Fashion
L'Oréal to shutter some U.S. stores

L'Oréal to shutter some U.S. stores

In order to restructure its luxury division, which has been heavily impacted by changes in American consumer behavior, global beauty giant L'Oréal is closing some of its U.S. stores. 
Beauty
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is its fastest selling product ever

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is its fastest selling product ever

Liberty’s Beauty Advent Calendar has reached peak must-have status, with thousands of shoppers staying up until the early hours this week to purchase the 2020 version.
Beauty
Givaudan: sales growth hampered by exchange rate impact

Givaudan: sales growth hampered by exchange rate impact

On Thursday, Swiss group Givaudan, the world's number one fragrance and aroma manufacturer, published sales data for the first nine months of the year. Exchange rate effects hampered growth, despite an improvement in Q3.
Beauty
Next opens first premium beauty halls, more to open soon

Next opens first premium beauty halls, more to open soon

Next has taken a giant new step forward in its business development with its first two premium beauty halls. The new stores have opened in former Debenhams sites at Intu Watford and Intu Milton Keynes.
Fashion
Chanel pays major premium for Bond St store, sign of confidence in London

Chanel pays major premium for Bond St store, sign of confidence in London

​Chanel has reportedly paid a massive price premium to buy its Bond Street store even though central London footfall remains weak and luxury sales are a long way from being in their recovery phase.
Luxury
Superdrug sales and profits edge up, conditions remain challenging

Superdrug sales and profits edge up, conditions remain challenging

Superdrug had a "solid" 2019 but 2020 has been hit by the pandemic. Despite most of its stores staying open, footfall has plummeted.
Beauty
Dunhill opens Tmall Luxury Pavilion flagship

Dunhill opens Tmall Luxury Pavilion flagship

Dunhill has launched a digital flagship in China on Tmall Luxury Pavilion. It’s an important move for the British brand with the platform being a key entry point for the massive Chinese market. 
Luxury
Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood reported 2019 results this week and while the figures pre-date the current crisis, it seems confident that it has the strength to continue, despite saying that Covid-19 had a “profound impact”.
Fashion
India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

​Ailing department store chain Debenhams is reportedly in the sights of India’s richest man, Reliance Retail's Mukesh Ambani. He’s among the parties that have approached the firm’s advisers.
Fashion