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La Samaritaine unveils 3,000 square-metre beauty space

La Samaritaine unveils 3,000 square-metre beauty space

On June 23, La Samaritaine will reopen its doors after 16 years of closure and almost as many under construction. The new 20,000 square-metre store in Paris houses a 3,000 space dedicated to beauty. 
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Clearpay hits 2 million active UK customers, launches campaign

Clearpay hits 2 million active UK customers, launches campaign

Buy-now-pay-later specialist Clearpay said it has now attracted two million active customers in the UK and launched its first multi-million-pound brand campaign, ‘Pay Better’. 
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Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

​LVMH continues to join with partners to accelerate growth post-pandemic, and after last week’s LVMH-Google Cloud news comes its luxury beauty giant Sephora forging a long-term strategic partnership with Zalando.
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Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

The world's most valuable apparel and luxury labels saw their values surging during the pandemic, according to Kantar’s BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 report released Monday. 
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Anthony Joshua invests in and will endorse Love Hemp

Anthony Joshua invests in and will endorse Love Hemp

​Love hemp, the CBD and hemp-based wellness and cosmetics company said on Monday that boxing champion Anthony Joshua has inked an endorsement deal with the firm.
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​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

It was all looking so good at the beginning of June. But more bad weather and the announcement of a further delay to the complete reopening of retail saw UK footfall again dipping for a second consecutive week.
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Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Angry commercial property owners plan to fight the legal extension to protect tenants from eviction. And more bad news came after a judge ruled a retailer was paying too much rent.
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Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

​One of the the ‘Big Four’ UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, has received an unsolicited bid approach valuing it at £5.5bn. But it has rejected the offer, despite it being above its closing share price as of Friday.
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Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

UK beauty retailer Space NK on Monday launched its first advertising campaign in over 10 years with a creative concept that’s appearing across multiple media platforms, as well as featuring in the windows of its stores.
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Givenchy Parfums has launched its first NFT in support of LGBTQIA+ causes

Givenchy Parfums has launched its first NFT in support of LGBTQIA+ causes

As with fashion and art, it hasn't taken long for the cosmetics industry to get onboard the craze for NFTs, the digital tokens attributed to a unique product or service.
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UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

Fashion sales in stores were lower last month compared to April, the ONS said on Friday. But they remained buoyant online and in a reasonably strong position generally, the figures showed.
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Research reveals unlabeled chemicals in makeup products

Research reveals unlabeled chemicals in makeup products

A new study reveals the presence of potentially toxic PFAS chemicals in many North American cosmetics -- especially makeup -- even though they aren't specifically listed in the ingredients.
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Exor sets up joint-venture company Nuo with Wwicl to invest in Italian brands

Exor sets up joint-venture company Nuo with Wwicl to invest in Italian brands

There seems to be no stopping Exor, which is often mentioned by the Italian media as potentially engaged in creating a major luxury conglomerate in Italy. It has now joined forces with Wwicl on an investment company.
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Use of cash plummets in UK as payments switch to cards and digital

Use of cash plummets in UK as payments switch to cards and digital

Cash continues to lose its appeal, especially among young consumers, as payments using bank notes and coins dropped 35% last year. More than eight in 10 people in Britain now use contactless payment.
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Pepco in deal for 29 Austrian stores

Pepco in deal for 29 Austrian stores

Poundland, Pepco and Dealz owner Pepco Group has signed a framework agreement with CCC Austria for the acquisition of up to 29 store leases in Austria.
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UK faces retail labour crunch as EU workers stay away

UK faces retail labour crunch as EU workers stay away

​A potential UK retail jobs crisis is looming. The number of EU nationals seeking work has collapsed since Brexit, according to a new report from jobs website Indeed, with the decline hurting lower-paid sectors.
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