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South Korean 'augmented reality' mirror allows touchless cosmetics shopping

South Korean 'augmented reality' mirror allows touchless cosmetics shopping

An augmented reality (AR) mirror at the new Seoul flagship boutique of cosmetics powerhouse Amorepacific makes easy work of testing out beauty products virtually.
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UK consumer confidence 'improves' but stays near historic lows

UK consumer confidence 'improves' but stays near historic lows

UK consumer confidence has risen again although it remains fragile as there are few signs of economic stability. And while intentions to purchase are improving, consumers are still generally very cautious.
Fashion
Fashion sales dropped 20%+ last month, despite online surge - BDO

Fashion sales dropped 20%+ last month, despite online surge - BDO

More figures are emerging to show that UK retail sales have started to recover but remain well down on where they should be at this time. And fashion is still under heavy pressure.
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Coty names former L'Oréal executive as CEO, its third this year

Coty names former L'Oréal executive as CEO, its third this year

Coty Inc on Thursday named former top executive of L'Oreal, Sue Nabi, as chief executive officer, its third CEO in this year, sending the shares of the cosmetics maker up about 4% in premarket trading.
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M&S to relaunch Sparks as part of digital first approach

M&S to relaunch Sparks as part of digital first approach

Many retailers are taking the opportunity afforded them by the end of lockdowns to refresh aspects of their business and the latest to do so is Marks & Spencer, which is relaunching its loyalty programme, Sparks.
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River Island moves into beauty licensing in deal with KMI

River Island moves into beauty licensing in deal with KMI

River Island has become the latest fashion retailer to move into the beauty sector with news that it has signed a seven-year deal to launch cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries for women, men and kids.
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Covid-19-linked shift to online is long-lasting says new report

Covid-19-linked shift to online is long-lasting says new report

The debate is raging about how permanent consumers’ move to online shopping will be post-Covid-19. But a new report suggests it could have shifted the balance between retail and e-tail more durably than some believe. 
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Primark upbeat as trading recovers in recent weeks

Primark upbeat as trading recovers in recent weeks

Primark had some good news on Thursday, saying that since its last trading update a month ago, its stores have reopened more quickly than expected, particularly in Ireland, and trading is on an upswing.
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Interparfums acquires 25% stake in e-commerce platform Origines-Parfums

Interparfums acquires 25% stake in e-commerce platform Origines-Parfums

Fragrance house Interparfums announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Divabox to acquire 25 percent of its ecommerce platform Origines-Parfums. 
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P&G says it will not announce advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

P&G says it will not announce advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

Procter & Gamble said Wednesday that it will not make any announcements about its activities on advertising platforms, in response to the growing advertising boycott against Facebook.
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Naomi Campbell sees Black Lives Matter altering fashion and beauty industries

Naomi Campbell sees Black Lives Matter altering fashion and beauty industries

Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, the model said.
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John Lewis to close some department stores as Oxford Street prepares to reopen

John Lewis to close some department stores as Oxford Street prepares to reopen

On what should have been a ‘normal’ day in the UK retail sector, John Lewis became latest company to announce negative news with the prospect of store closures and job cuts ahead.
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Bad day for UK retail continues as Topshop owner Arcadia plans 500 HQ job cuts

Bad day for UK retail continues as Topshop owner Arcadia plans 500 HQ job cuts

Philip Green's giant fashion group Arcadia is planning to axe 500 jobs at its London head office, 20% of the HQ's total headcount, it said on Wednesday, blaming the coronavirus crisis for the move.
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Harrods could cut 14% of staff as pandemic fallout continues

Harrods could cut 14% of staff as pandemic fallout continues

Harrods is believed to be cutting up to 700 jobs as the fallout from the coronavirus crisis continues to devastate the retail sector. That number would mean up to 14% of its workforce being made redundant.
Luxury
British Land struggles to collect rents, but tenants' comp sales are rebounding

British Land struggles to collect rents, but tenants' comp sales are rebounding

As of June 26, while British Land had been able to collect 88% of the rent owed for its office properties, in retail, only 36% of the rent due for the June quarter had come in.
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Hammerson reopens in England, Ireland, France, but rent issues remain

Hammerson reopens in England, Ireland, France, but rent issues remain

Major British retail landlord Hammerson issued an update on Wednesday that showed reopenings in England, Ireland and France are well under way, but it has been struggling to collect rents from some retail tenants.
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