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L'Oréal defeats U.S. woman's lawsuit over 'Paris' product labels
A judge dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit accusing L'Oréal SA of tricking American shoppers into overpaying for its beauty products by making them believe the products came from France.
Footfall set for big Easter boost as consumers bide their time
Expect this year’s long Easter weekend to be strong for UK retail. That’s the forecast from MRI Springboard, which thinks shoppers are “holding back in anticipation”.
Landsec takes full control of St David’s mall, buys adjacent ex-Debenhams space too
Landsec now owns all of the successful St David's shopping centre in Cardiff, as part of the commercial property giant’s bid to build on “operational and strategic momentum”.
WBA reports rising sales, says Boots strengthened in Q2
With beauty and health retail giant Boots potentially up for sale again, its owner has released new figures showing its strength in the financial second quarter, the three months to the end of February.
WBA revisits Boots sale plan as sales rise at the chain
Boots could be back on the auction block. Having removed the ‘up for sale’ tag last year, owner Walgreens Boots Alliance could be looking to offload or float the UK health & beauty giant later this year.
Hyve Group talks of strong events momentum, revenues improving
Back to running a full schedule of global events, Hyve Group said Monday it has started this year with “purpose and momentum”, alongside strengthening revenues.
Matalan names new Chair from Takko, ex-Co-op food leader Whitfield is CEO
There’s a new leadership team at Matalan with the company announcing on Monday that Karl-Heinz Holland is now the company’s Chair and Jo Whitfield joins as CEO.
End of the online boom? Not for Millennials says ESW report
There's been a lot of talk post-pandemic about how e-tail growth has stalled and physical shopping has recovered. But many consumers remain heavily focused on e-commerce, and Millennials are most prominent among them.
Buoyant Superdrug opens biggest store in Scotland
Superdrug has opened its biggest store in Scotland at the Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow, with the new location offering a wide range of products and services.
Luxury activity exploded in 2022, pop-ups were key - report
Luxurynsight has released its annual Global Luxury Brand Analysis report and found an unsurprising double-digit rise in overall activity for fashion and leather goods last year as the world 'normalised post'-pandemic.
UK Gen Z shoppers embrace VAT-free EU spending post-Brexit
The UK may have failed to offer the hoped-for Vat-free shopping for EU tourists post-Brexit, but British tourists are taking advantage of their ability to shop tax-free within the EU, and Gen Z is leading the charge.
Mary Portas weighs in as John Lewis controversy continues
JLP Chairman Sharon White is mulling bringing in an outside investor, but the idea has sparked a big backlash and at the weekend, a high-profile industry insider accused the retailer of losing sight of what’s important.
Landsec retail prize winner will be offered pop-up in Leeds or Wandsworth
Landsec is again offering up-and-coming retailers the chance to win a month-long pop-up space at one of the commercial property giant’s prime retail destinations.
GfK UK consumer confidence rises again in March
UK consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in March following a dark period of consecutive declines going back to last autumn. Admittedly, it’s still in negative territory though.
UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
Warpaint London delivers buoyant trading update
Beauty specialist Warpaint London delivered a pleasing trading update on Friday and said that its strong performance last year has continued during Q1.