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As inflation soars, European consumer goods M&A slows

As inflation soars, European consumer goods M&A slows

As a cost-of-living crisis with no end in sight sends shockwaves through Europe, deals in the region's retail and consumer-products industries have slowed dramatically - even more so than in other sectors, data shows.
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L'Oreal bucks trend with Chinese sales growth in Q2

L'Oreal bucks trend with Chinese sales growth in Q2

Cosmetics group L'Oreal bucked a declining trend for the luxury and fashion industry in China with sales growing in the second quarter despite COVID lockdowns, as the make-up market rebounds.
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Campaigners step up efforts to prevent M&S Marble Arch demolition

Campaigners step up efforts to prevent M&S Marble Arch demolition

​M&S can expect yet more opposition to its long-running bid to demolish and rebuild its flagship Marble Arch, London, store. Heritage campaigners have begun crowdfunding to oppose the plans in an upcoming public enquiry.
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Hammerson returns to profit with footfall almost back to pre-pandemic levels

Hammerson returns to profit with footfall almost back to pre-pandemic levels

Hammerson listed three key positives in its half-year trading update on Thursday. The commercial property giant returned to pre-tax profit as footfall recovered to near pre-pandemic levels and costs fell.
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Landsec chair set to "retire", Bluewater operator seeking replacement

Landsec chair set to "retire", Bluewater operator seeking replacement

​Landsec is on the lookout for a new chair. The vacancy arises because Cressida Hogg is set to "retire" next year from her positions of both chair and director of the property giant. She was appointed chair in 2018.
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URW stronger in first half as Westfield owner says Q2 tenant sales beat pre-Covid levels

URW stronger in first half as Westfield owner says Q2 tenant sales beat pre-Covid levels

​France-based malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has reported “continued recovery across all business divisions” and on Thursday said that Q2 tenant sales are exceeding pre-Covid levels.
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UK July retail sales volumes slip again but August’s a concern - CBI

UK July retail sales volumes slip again but August’s a concern - CBI

UK retail sales volumes continued to fall month-on-month, albeit slightly, in the year to July, according to the latest CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Online sales volumes also painted a similar picture.
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Trends service Stylus unveils new platform and brand refresh

Trends service Stylus unveils new platform and brand refresh

Stylus has released a new platform and refreshed its branding “to signal a new phase of growth under CEO Victoria Rennie”. It worked with Re Design on its brand strategy, and Matter Of Form on the new platform.
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Glossier arrives at Sephora in the US and Canada

Glossier arrives at Sephora in the US and Canada

Having so far favored direct sales, the American beauty brand is arriving at Sephora stores in the U.S. and Canada, and is expanding its network of boutiques. 
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UK shoppers focus on ethical shopping, despite cost-of-living crisis

UK shoppers focus on ethical shopping, despite cost-of-living crisis

Concerns that eco purchases will suffer in the cost-of-living crisis could be overplayed, research suggests. Shopping with a conscience is “so important” to 65% of consumers who think about sustainability before buying.
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Uk household spending power drops by £44 a week - report

Uk household spending power drops by £44 a week - report

With UK inflation rising and costs spiralling, consumer spending power continues to decline. Household disposable income fell by a record £44 a week in June, the eighth consecutive month of decline, a report shows.
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Too late for some: thousands of businesses fail awaiting business rates rebates

Too late for some: thousands of businesses fail awaiting business rates rebates

​Retailers are among thousands of UK businesses that have been forced to close down while awaiting rebates for property taxes, according to new data.
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British e-commerce firm THG ends agreement with SoftBank

British e-commerce firm THG ends agreement with SoftBank

​There’s been speculation for some time and it’s finally been confirmed — e-tail giant THG has ended its deal with Japan’s Softbank and the latter’s massive investment in THG’s Ingenuity arm won’t now go ahead.
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Unilever's first half is strong for prestige beauty

Unilever's first half is strong for prestige beauty

​Unilever’s first-half report on Tuesday showed rising sales, with inflation a big factor in that as the company was largely able to pass on price rises to consumers.
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Very Group names new marketing chief

Very Group names new marketing chief

​The Very Group has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) with Jessica Myers set to join the very.co.uk and Littlewoods owner on 3 October.
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As fashion prices rise, UK inflation could reach 15% by year-end

As fashion prices rise, UK inflation could reach 15% by year-end

​As clothing prices continue to increase in the UK (while still lagging the overall rate of inflation), a new report says that the total inflation rate could reach 15% this winter.
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