Poor spring weather over much of the UK hit shopper footfall numbers last week, although Scotland's retail reopening bought much brighter figures, according to latest reports from Springboard and Ipsos.
One of the UK's best known and historic hairdressing names could be about to appoint administrators as the hair and beauty salon sector tries to recover from a year in which enforced closures have been devastating.
L'Oreal's make-up sales are set to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, the French group's new chief executive said on Friday, with women opting for brighter colours in their post-crisis makeovers.
Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
It’s been a tough year for make-up sales, and lipstick in particular, as lockdowns and mask-wearing have pushed this former must-have item much lower on consumers’ priority lists. But times are changing.
UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.