Under pressure to reduce environmental waste from single-use containers, major consumer companies including Procter & Gamble Co, Unilever Plc and The Body Shop are rolling out more products in refillable form.
Leave it to Hedi Slimane to launch a range of very Parisian, 'Haute Parfumerie' scents with a surprising strategy, which kicks off this weekend with the brand’s first perfume-only boutique in central Paris.
The UK’s already-fragile consumer confidence fractured further in October with the latest GfK survey showing it’s dangerously close to breaking point and offering no encouragement for the Christmas shopping season.
Just a day after announcing that it was going completely carbon neutral, online retail giant Zalando had more big news on Thursday as it issued its third-quarter results and said that its revenues continue to grow fast.
Switzerland’s Clariant expects its markets to stabilise at a lower level next year, the speciality chemicals company said on Wednesday after reporting weaker than expected earnings and sales in its third quarter.
It’s a busy French moment for AllSaints, even if it’s the ultimate downtown UK brand. AllSaints is debuting a watch collection; a new series of scents and its Shoreditch Ski Club, the latter in Paris' Le Bon Marché.
In a surprise move, luxury department store Harrods has announced that it will open its first standalone store outside of London next spring with a specialist beauty unit at Intu’s Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.
Lindex improved in Q3 and owner Stockmann is mulling strategic alternatives for the chain, but the firm's department stores remain a challenge, although strategy tweaks focused on fashion, beauty and home are under way.
Piper Jaffray has downgraded New York-based cosmetics company Estée Lauder from overweight to neutral, citing the changing beauty habits of teenagers, who are opting for more minimal makeup looks and one-stop products.