Hopes for a last-minute Christmas boost for physical retail were dashed on three fronts in December. They were the rise of Omicron, more people home working, and consumer worries missing out on Christmas celebrations.
Next has reported full-price sales up as much as 20% in the eight weeks to Christmas Day, compared to 2019. It's good news for the fashion retail giant that sold products adding up to £70m more than it had expected.
Chanel is gearing up for the launch this month of one of its most significant beauty lines yet as it mixes skincare with fragrance and make-up for the first time and adds in a strong sustainability element.
After a busy Christmas trading period for many retailers, now comes the downside. It’s that time of year when unwanted gifts are being returned, and this year’s tally could add up to £3.2 billion, says ParcelHero.
Beauty shoppers may have been turning online both through choice and out of necessity during the pandemic, but shopping in physical stores remains their preferred way of buying beauty products, a new study shows.
Colgate-Palmolive India has said it is holding talks with its sales reps after they threatened to disrupt supplies in one of the country's most populous states and alleged they were being unfairly treated on pricing.
The perfume shop enjoyed healthy Christmas trading with the retailer saying on Tuesday that its sales rose as much as 29% from October to December, compared to the pre-pandemic festive shopping season in 2019.
It’s now huge and expected to get even bigger. That’s the UK’s annual spend on ethical products and investments, with the fashion resale sector now booming, according to a new Co-op Ethical Consumerism Report.
Value, quality, and convenience are the top three purchasing considerations for 2022, especially in the face of rising prices, a KPMG consumer confidence survey shows. Sustainability will also be key when buying goods.