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​UK footfall down, but rate slows in second lockdown week - Springboard

​UK footfall down, but rate slows in second lockdown week - Springboard

Footfall across all UK retail destinations last week continued to make tough reading as the ongoing country-wide lockdown still depresses and frustrates in equal measures.
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Matalan sales stumble over Christmas period

Matalan sales stumble over Christmas period

​Matalan endured a sales drop during the festive selling season as its online revenues were unable to make up for shuttered physical shops.
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Owners mulls float for buoyant Very Group - report

Owners mulls float for buoyant Very Group - report

​Online retail giant Very Group could be the next big name in line for an IPO with a report that its owners, who also own the Telegraph newspaper, are exploring the potential of a £3 billion+ stock market float.
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Warpaint London raises guidance, extends Tesco distribution

Warpaint London raises guidance, extends Tesco distribution

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London announced on Monday that its results for 2020 will be ahead of its previous guidance after the company saw strong trading during the second half. 
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Next and US partner seen as most likely to win Arcadia - reports

Next and US partner seen as most likely to win Arcadia - reports

Fast-expanding retailer Next and its US partner Davidson Kempner are being widely touted as the frontrunners to buy failed Arcadia out of administration.
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The Estée Lauder Companies names Dave Smith as SVP, new business development

The Estée Lauder Companies names Dave Smith as SVP, new business development

Shana Randhava, who previously oversaw the company's new business development, recently transitioned to take on an expanded role leading the company's new incubation ventures.
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Sephora U.S. launches action plan to stop racial bias

Sephora U.S. launches action plan to stop racial bias

Sephora U.S. revealed a new action plan to help combat racial bias that includes changes across its marketing and merchandising sectors, in-store operations, and corporate workspaces.
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Comfortwear, beauty, jewellery top lockdown Xmas buys says Clearpay

Comfortwear, beauty, jewellery top lockdown Xmas buys says Clearpay

Buy Now, Pay Later online payments platform Clearpay has released its October-December trends, confirming comfortable clothing, jewellery and beauty were the holiday shopping season’s top picks.
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​Lenton to quit as Hammerson CFO following sale of Via Outlets business

​Lenton to quit as Hammerson CFO following sale of Via Outlets business

Hammerson said Friday its chief financial officer James Lenton is to leave the UK property giant after 15 months. But the board said Lentos will continue in his role until a successor is found.
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L'Oréal appoints Blanca Juti as chief communications and public affairs officer

L'Oréal appoints Blanca Juti as chief communications and public affairs officer

From April, Blanca Juti will step into the role of chief communications and public affairs officer for cosmetics giant L’Oréal. Heineken Group’s current chief corporate affairs officer will take over from Lucia Dumas.
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Space NK sales and profits rose pre-Covid

Space NK sales and profits rose pre-Covid

Space NK was continuing to progress steadily pre-pandemic, its latest results show. But while Covid has impacted it more recently, its online channel and wholesale have been sources of strength.
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H&M's Eriksson succeeds Kristina Stenvinkel as group's Communications Director

H&M's Eriksson succeeds Kristina Stenvinkel as group's Communications Director

​H&M Group has announced that its Head of Media Relations Andreas Eriksson, is to take on the role of Communications Director across the group succeeding Kristina Stenvinkel. 
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Landsec outlet sector lettings are strong, premium labels join or upsize

Landsec outlet sector lettings are strong, premium labels join or upsize

​Landsec may have had a hard time collecting rent from some of its tenants of late, but it’s been continuing to sign up new names and especially in the still-buoyant outlets sector.
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Unilever says global consumption will remain depressed in first half of year

Unilever says global consumption will remain depressed in first half of year

Unilever expects global consumption patterns to be suppressed in the first half of this year, even as business returns to normal in East Asia and markets in Africa and Latin America show resiliency, its CEO announced.
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JD Sports 'links with' Authentic Brands on Topshop bid

JD Sports 'links with' Authentic Brands on Topshop bid

JD Sports is reportedly linking up with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) to try to buy Topshop, the leading brand in the portfolio of failed fashion retail giant Arcadia.
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Juliette Has a Gun sells minority stake to Cathay Capital

Juliette Has a Gun sells minority stake to Cathay Capital

To strengthen its global presence, the selective perfumery brand founded by Romano Ricci has sold a minority stake to investment fund Cathay Capital.
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