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BNPL strong in UK for Black Friday, beauty was key - Clearpay

BNPL strong in UK for Black Friday, beauty was key - Clearpay

There was big growth in online consumers taking advantage of ‘buy-now-pay-later’ (BNPL) services across Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with shoppers shying away from using credit product payments.
Fashion
Latest Next Beauty & Home Store opens in The Oracle mall

Latest Next Beauty & Home Store opens in The Oracle mall

​Next is continuing the expansion of its still-new Next Beauty & Home chain with an opening on Thursday at Hammerson’s Reading mall, The Oracle.
Fashion
Function of Beauty raises $150 million investment from L Catterton

Function of Beauty raises $150 million investment from L Catterton

Function of Beauty said the investment will accelerate the company's product development, support its continued worldwide expansion, and build upon its already industry-leading customized manufacturing capabilities.
Beauty
SkinCeuticals names Stephanie Kramer as general manager

SkinCeuticals names Stephanie Kramer as general manager

Kramer succeeds Christina Fair, who was promoted last month to the role of president, active cosmetics division, North America.
Beauty
Sephora to open stores at 850 Kohl's locations by 2023

Sephora to open stores at 850 Kohl's locations by 2023

French cosmetics retailer Sephora will open its shops at about 850 Kohl's Corp stores by 2023, as the U.S. department store operator doubles down on its beauty category.
Beauty
High court dismisses attempt to salvage tax-free shopping

High court dismisses attempt to salvage tax-free shopping

​The end of tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form is a step closer. The High Court has dismissed a claim that the government didn't consider the “devastating impact” of the rule change on retail and travel.
Luxury
Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

It looks to be all over for Debenhams as it was confirmed on Tuesday that the UK's oldest and largest department store business is to be liquidated following the end of last-ditch rescue talks.
Fashion
Mixed picture for Black Friday sales, fashion and beauty prove popular

Mixed picture for Black Friday sales, fashion and beauty prove popular

Black Friday sales dipped overall, but online orders rose as English shops stayed closed. Meanwhile, it seem that charity was also on people's minds as they shopped.
Fashion
Unilever becomes wholly British company

Unilever becomes wholly British company

Consumer goods giant Unilever said Monday that it has become a wholly British company, completing a historic merger of its Dutch and British corporate entities to end its double-headed structure.
Beauty
Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

​Arcadia’s expected administration filing could derail JD Sports’ plan to buy Debenhams as Arcadia’s brands are a huge presence in the department store chain via a large number of concessions. 
Fashion
​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

Health and beauty retailer Boots has appointed Pete Markey chief marketing officer for its UK and Ireland operations, effective February. He replaces Helen Normoyle, who has left the retailer.
Beauty
Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

​The six months to the end of September may have been a devastating time for retailers, but Dickson Concepts managed to turn a profit in the first half of its financial year, despite lower sales.
Luxury
Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

With this year's lockdowns, consumers found themselves turning to online purchasing in recent months but they haven't been buying with their eyes shut.
Beauty
Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

What has long been a core and vital marketing and sales tool for the beauty industry is under threat: product sampling in plastic sachets.
Beauty
Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Looking after number-one. After a tough 2020, almost a quarter of UK adults plan to treat themselves to a gift this Christmas, with fashion and beauty high on the list of self-gifting.
Fashion
Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed its commitment to its Dundrum Town Centre store in Dublin saying that the location will definitely reopen once the current Irish lockdown ends.
Luxury