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L'Oreal sales rebound after lockdowns ease

L'Oreal sales rebound after lockdowns ease

The French company behind Maybelline cosmetics and Garnier shampoo said on Thursday it was back to revenue growth in the third quarter as it performed well with Chinese customers and kept up its product launches.
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London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
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Unilever Q3 improves, upscale beauty does well

Unilever Q3 improves, upscale beauty does well

​Unilever had upbeat news on Thursday. Despite currency effects sending its turnover down overall, it released Q3 figures that showed underlying sales growth (USG) of 4.4%, and prestige beauty was buoyant.
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Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

L’Oréal veteran Isabelle Bonfanti and Guerlain alum Jean-Denis Mariani are set to begin in their new roles on November 1. 
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​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

Next has been accused of destroying documentary evidence in an equal pay claim bought by the fashion retailer’s store staff.
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Royal Mail boosts e-tail with parcels collection service

Royal Mail boosts e-tail with parcels collection service

​Britain's Royal mail unveiled a new development on Wednesday that should boost online retail for larger companies as it makes returns easier, but should also help small businesses and individual sellers trading online.
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ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

ShopperTrak predicts busiest Christmas days for UK physical stores

November 28 — the Saturday immediately following Black Friday — will be the busiest in-store shopping day of the UK Christmas period, according to new data from ShopperTrak.
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UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

UK store closures hit new record says Local Data Company

The number of high street shop closures hit a record level in the first half of 2020 amid a challenging year for retail and leisure.
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Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

Non-essential retail to shut in Welsh short-term lockdown

​Wales has announced a 17-day “firebreak” lockdown, which means most businesses must close. Non-essential retail is now back to where it was in the wider UK lockdown that ended in June.
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New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

New restrictions dent UK retail footfall

The new coronavirus restrictions that came into effect in recent days had an immediate impact on retail footfall across the UK. There was a decline of 3.1% in the seven days to October 17, compared to the week before.
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West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

West End launches new measures to attract Christmas shoppers

​London’s West End is going the extra mile to attract shoppers for the run-up to the festive period. It's introducing new safety measures as it tries to reassure nervous shoppers that physical stores are Covid-secure.
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Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

Ashley's Frasers Group raises offer to buy Debenhams - report

​It seems that Frasers Group CEO Mike Ashley is once again targeting Debenhams as a takeover candidate with a report at the weekend saying he's renewing his interest in the department stores chain. 
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Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Bluewater owner Landsec's new strategy includes London focus

Property giant Landsec shared the broad outlines of a new strategy from still-new CEO Mark Allan on Monday and it may surprise some that it includes a continuing focus on retail, on London and on giant regional malls. 
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Estée Lauder announces retirement of ELC online president Dennis McEniry

Estée Lauder announces retirement of ELC online president Dennis McEniry

McEniry will be succeeded by Gibu Thomas, who will take on the role of president of ELC online as of November 16, 2020.
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Unilever's makeover: 'woke-washing' or the real thing?

Unilever's makeover: 'woke-washing' or the real thing?

Unilever, the maker of brands ranging from Ben & Jerry's ice cream to Dove soap, is trying to win over customers with a socially responsible makeover, but activists say that some of it is just cosmetic.
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Menswear recovers online in September but footwear stays weak

Menswear recovers online in September but footwear stays weak

Online retail continued its relentless rise in the UK last month with sales up 42% year-on-year. As the early summer surge evened out, the annual increase dipped slightly below the six- and three-month averages.
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