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Dior to reopen makeup suite in the Majestic Hotel for Cannes Film Festival

Dior to reopen makeup suite in the Majestic Hotel for Cannes Film Festival

Celebrating the delayed but now happening 74th Cannes Film Festival, Christian Dior will reopen its celebrated suite dedicated to glitter, pampering, red lipstick and bona-fide cinema legends.
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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’. 
Beauty
Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

​Gardens are the new black and now Selfridges has launched garden centres at several stores. They’re not just any old garden centres as it’s bringing a Selfridges-style and fashion-focused twist to the category.
Luxury
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. 
Fashion
​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.
Fashion
Victoria Centre adds new tenants, more to join

Victoria Centre adds new tenants, more to join

​Nottingham’s Victoria Centre has announced a number of new tenants that have already opened or will join the former Intu-controlled mall in the months ahead. 
Fashion
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.
Fashion
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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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.
Fashion
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.
Fashion
Vera Wang debuts Prosecco line

Vera Wang debuts Prosecco line

Luxury fashion designer Vera Wang unveiled on Wednesday a new premium Italian Prosecco brand. 
Fashion
UK commercial eviction ban to be extended again

UK commercial eviction ban to be extended again

​Struggling retailers can breathe a sigh of relief. The UK has extended the ban on commercial evictions until March 2022. That means the moratorium for business tenants won't now expire at the end of this month.
Fashion
Westfield owner names Puechoultres new chief customer officer

Westfield owner names Puechoultres new chief customer officer

Global mall giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) wants to become a more customer-focused organisation. So the Wesfield owner has appointed Caroline Puechoultres as its new chief customer officer, effective immediately. 
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Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

Oxford Circus to 'rival Times Square' in transformation drive

An ambitious plan to transform Oxford Circus into pedestrian-friendly piazzas has been announced with an international design competition kicking off to decide just how the key shopping area will look for decades ahead.
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