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EY UK consumer index shows cost-of-living is key, eco issues take back seat
The latest EY UK Future Consumer Index shows that British consumers “are feeling the rising cost-of-living more than their European counterparts”.
Metaverse Beauty Week to kick off on 12 June, to include IRL events
Metaverse Beauty Week (MBW) launches on Monday. Running from 12-17 June, it will feature multiple brand activations from Neutrogena, Flannels, Glossybox, Lottie London, Lush and more.
John Lewis chief targets profitability by 2026
John Lewis Partnership chairman Sharon White aims to return the retailer to profit before 2026 and has told its staff she also wants to reinstate their bonus scheme.
Poor delivery options cost e-tailers billions - report
Online retailers need to sharpen up their delivery options after ‘losing’ £31.5 billion in sales annually at the checkout due to delivery-related issues.
Podcast: Joël Palix of Palix Unlimited on the future of the beauty industry
First at YSL, then at Mugler and Feelunique, Palix has lived through the beauty sector’s big changes. The founder of Palix Unlimited shares his experience in the new LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork podcast (in French).
Some ASOS suppliers cut links with e-tailer for now, Frasers raises stake
Some suppliers of online fashion retail giant ASOS are pulling back from supplying the company with goods following the withdrawal of credit insurance for the firm, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday.
Harvey Nichols Manchester to host piercing and tattoo artists
Here’s an initiative that wouldn’t have happened until relatively recently. Debut Studios opens a space at Harvey Nichols in Manchester on 19 June focusing on tattooing and piercing in a trusted, inclusive environment.
CBI survives as members vote in its favour
Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
Sandersons names Savile Row-trained manager for Five Valleys store
Upscale regional department store group Sandersons has appointed a new manager for its Five Valleys boutique store in Stroud.
UK May fashion spend is weak say Barclays and BRC
Britain's retail and consumer spending was sluggish in May, two reports showed on Tuesday, with the latest figures from the British retail Consortium and from Barclays offering up bad news for the fashion sector.
Image Skincare names new CEO
Global skincare brand Image Skincare announced on Monday the appointment of Sennen Pamich, former president of Wella Company Americas, as chief executive officer.
Superdrug's Bear appointed SCS president
Beauty retail giant Superdrug’s Quality and Technical Manager Shona Bear has been appointed President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).
L’Oréal invests in US biotech company Debut
L’Oréal has bought a minority stake in US biotech company Debut, a specialist in synthetic biology.
Chelsea retailers asked to sign tougher leases as neighbourhood booms
Tenants of Cadogan Estates — the landlord controlling vast swathes of London’s Chelsea — are having to sign inflation-linked leases and put down “hefty deposits”, a newspaper report has claimed.
ASOS sees bid approach as share price slumbers - report
ASOS is believed to have received a £1 billion takeover approach a few months ago from a Turkish company taking advantage of the potential in its giant market but also its falling share price.
Beautycounter CEO Marc Rey departs
Clean beauty firm Beautycounter has announced the appointment of board director Mindy Mackenzie to the role of interim chief executive officer, effective immediately, succeeding Marc Rey.