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Boots sales fell again in Q2 but it gained premium beauty share

Boots sales fell again in Q2 but it gained premium beauty share

Boots held back its parent company in the latest quarter as UK retail sales fell. But the firm is upbeat as it works to transform its fortunes with a bigger premium beauty offer.
Beauty
Debenhams mulls new administration filing - report

Debenhams mulls new administration filing - report

Debenhams is reportedly thinking of another administration filing soon, with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to devastate the UK retail sector. 
Fashion
Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick has been struggling for some time and with its shops now closed and it's still-young online operation also not functioning, the family that owns the retailer has ousted its chairman and managing director.
Luxury
Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

The latest brand to reach out to its social media community during the global pandemic is Chanel, which will stage a live performance by Belgian singer Angèle this Friday.
Fashion
Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon is not liable for unknowingly stocking goods for third-party sellers that infringe trademarks, handing online retailers a victory in their battle against luxury goods companies.
Luxury
The Hut Group launches multi-million pound coronavirus aid package

The Hut Group launches multi-million pound coronavirus aid package

Beauty e-tail giant The Hut Group has set up a £10 million package due to the coronavirus crisis to support vulnerable communities as well as key workers and emergency services in the UK and abroad.
Beauty
Intu talks tough with bigger brands on rents

Intu talks tough with bigger brands on rents

Intu is refusing to let some larger "well-capitalised" tenants avoid paying store rents and service charges during the Covid-19 crisis, saying that it doesn't have the "financial capacity to bankroll" global brands.
Fashion
L'Oréal completes acquisition of Mugler, Azzaro perfumes

L'Oréal completes acquisition of Mugler, Azzaro perfumes

The sale by the Clarins group to the L’Oréal group of Mugler and of Azzaro perfumes, for an as yet undisclosed amount, was first heralded last October and has now been finalised.
Beauty
Debenhams mulling even more store closures - report

Debenhams mulling even more store closures - report

There’s speculation that Debenhams could be thinking of adding more stores to its list of closures and possibly entering another company voluntary arrangement.
Fashion
Beauty is key category for lockdown shoppers to buy online, but fashion falls flat

Beauty is key category for lockdown shoppers to buy online, but fashion falls flat

Global online shopping order volumes have risen 88% this year with cosmetics a key category, but clothing has stayed flat while sports goods orders have dropped sharply.
Beauty
MySale says more product available due to store closures, March sales improve

MySale says more product available due to store closures, March sales improve

Half-year results for MySale Group on Wednesday looked weak. But the firm also said it’s been boosted by current market volatility with more product available to it and more brands wanting to sell via its marketplace.
Fashion
L'Oréal expects 5% decline in first-quarter sales due to impact of Covid-19

L'Oréal expects 5% decline in first-quarter sales due to impact of Covid-19

L'Oréal announced on Monday that it predicts a year-over-year decrease of around 5% in its first-quarter sales due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The company also withdrew its annual financial guidance. 
Beauty
Covid-19 drives prestige hand soap sales higher in UK

Covid-19 drives prestige hand soap sales higher in UK

UK consumers have been buying upscale soaps in accelerating numbers as the message about hand-washing hits home. Could it be a tipping point that means permanent higher sales for this category.
Beauty
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. 
Beauty
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.
Fashion
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.
Fashion