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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.