When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
Troubled mass-market retailer Revolution Beauty has promoted its interim chief operating officer Bob Holt to chief executive. The news came as it emerged that Boohoo has more than doubled its stake in the company.
UK warehouses are full of unsold stock, according to reports, with M&S one of the main sufferers from the problem that’s caused by a mix of cautious shoppers, milder-than-expected weather and faster supply chains.
Well, that was a surprise. After dire warnings about how weak Black Friday might be given consumer nervousness over spending and the World Cup distracting their attention, it actually turned out to be quite an event.
We may be more used to Primark opening new stores in growth markets, such as the US and parts of Europe, rather than the British market, but on Friday it made clear it hasn't run out of steam on its ambitions for the UK.
From sweatshirts in Thermolactyl to a new take on the iconic down jacket, here are the edgiest items to brave the winter, whether outdoors, gliding down the ski slopes, or indoors, nestling under a blanket.
Fresh from launching its online marketplace just last week, Superdrug has now announced the return of Superdrug Presents, its biggest beauty & health experience, which will span over three days in February.