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Ulta to pay distribution staff premium for work during coronavirus crisis

Ulta to pay distribution staff premium for work during coronavirus crisis

The American cosmetics retailer announced on Monday that it will be paying workers in its distribution centers a $2-per-hour wage premium to thank them for their continued work during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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Boots to roll out perspex screens across 2,500 stores

Boots to roll out perspex screens across 2,500 stores

​Boots has introduced further measures to protect the health of pharmacists, staff and customers in store, including the distribution of 2,500 perspex screens and 20,000 protective visors. 
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Hammerson rents fall short across Europe, reassures on liquidity

Hammerson rents fall short across Europe, reassures on liquidity

Malls giant Hammerson said Monday it has received “a variety of requests for rent deferrals, which we are reviewing on a case-by-case basis” across its properties in the UK, Ireland France and other European countries.
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L Brands extends store closures, halts quarterly dividend

L Brands extends store closures, halts quarterly dividend

L Brands announced on Friday that it is extending temporary store closures at its store banners and taking steps to secure its finances, as a future with Covid-19 remains uncertain. 
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UK fashion sales plunged online last week but health & beauty was strong

UK fashion sales plunged online last week but health & beauty was strong

The first week of home isolation and closing stores in the UK saw mixed results for e-tail, which slowed by 2.2% year-on-year, even though week-on-week sales accelerated due to stockpiling. But fashion saw a huge plunge.
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Unilever to launch global handwashing campaign with UK government

Unilever to launch global handwashing campaign with UK government

Running across multiple channels, the campaign will aim to change people’s behaviour in countries across Africa and Asia to raise awareness of the need for proper hand hygiene to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Superdrug to continue operating despite lockdown

Superdrug to continue operating despite lockdown

Superdrug has revealed that many of its stores are still open to provide essential products but all in-store beauty studio services have been temporarily suspended.
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Next online closure is e-tail tipping point says analyst

Next online closure is e-tail tipping point says analyst

Thursday’s decision by Next to close its online retail operation temporarily could be a tipping point, an analyst said, with more retailers likely to follow suit as they respond to worker concerns over social distancing.
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Good PR during crisis is key to post-coronavirus consumer approval says analyst

Good PR during crisis is key to post-coronavirus consumer approval says analyst

The very public apology made by Frasers CEO Mike Ashley on Friday underlines the importance of good PR during the coronavirus crisis and an analyst has said that "exemplary ethics will pay off" once the outbreak is over.
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Beauty manufacturer Creightons shifts production to make hand sanitiser

Beauty manufacturer Creightons shifts production to make hand sanitiser

​Peterborough-based Creightons has become one of the latest beauty companies to shift its production lines to make hand sanitiser.
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Intu says just 29% of rents are paid, Puerto Venecia sale completion delayed

Intu says just 29% of rents are paid, Puerto Venecia sale completion delayed

Struggling malls giant Intu issued a further update on Thursday and said that all of its centres in the UK and Spain “are operating on a semi-closed basis”. And many rents remain unpaid by its tenants
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Coty starts making hand sanitizer to help fight Covid-19

Coty starts making hand sanitizer to help fight Covid-19

Production and donations are expected to reach tens of thousands of units per week, the company said, and the sanitizer will go to health care workers free of charge. 
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Sally Beauty Holdings closes stores, withdraws fiscal 2020 guidance

Sally Beauty Holdings closes stores, withdraws fiscal 2020 guidance

Denton, Texas-based beauty giant Sally Beauty Holdings is the latest company to announce temporary store closures and a new financial positioning, due to Covid-19.
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Natura to convert makeup, fragrances production to hygiene items in coronavirus fight

Natura to convert makeup, fragrances production to hygiene items in coronavirus fight

Brazilian cosmetics group Natura & Co will temporarily convert all of its makeup and fragrances production lines in Latin America to manufacturing personal hygiene items such as hand sanitizer.
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Shiseido launches new skincare brand

Shiseido launches new skincare brand

Set to launch at the end of May, Baum will join Shiseido's portfolio of prestige beauty brands, including Clé de Peau Beauté, Nars, BareMinerals, Laura Mercier and Dolce & Gabbana.
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Conscious consumerism is key for UK prestige beauty says NPD

Conscious consumerism is key for UK prestige beauty says NPD

The coronavirus pandemic is dominating most consumers’ and businesses’ thinking at the moment, but companies and market analysts are still looking to a post-coronavirus world in which other subjects come to the fore.
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