Fragrance-led home and lifestyle brand Fabulosa has entered the UK convenience retail market with a Spar UK distribution deal. Its range of products will be made available throughout Spar’s 600 convenience stores.
Next and Boohoo Group are making major moves in the own-brand affordable beauty arena and that makes good commercial sense, GlobalData said this week, as it predicted the online market will be worth £6.6bn by 2025.
B&M, the discount retailer that sells a wide range of merchandise, including clothing and beauty, has unveiled an 83% leap in its core earrings. The rise came as its stores were able to stay open during lockdowns.
It’s all in the name. B&M European Value Retail continued to be one of the success stories of 2020, with figures released Thursday that many in retail can only dream of in a pandemic-ravaged year of trading.
The problems afflicting the UK high street have been illustrated by news from the Local Data Company (LDC) that showed a quarter of former BHS stores remain vacant, even though the retailer collapsed in 2016.
Last year, Gap, Pimkie and H&M left the Parisian mid-market commercial thoroughfare, while Parfois and Tezenis came in, ahead of JD Sports and the re-opening of the La Samaritaine shopping centre in spring 2020.