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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
Fashion
Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world. 
Fashion
E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

E-searches for beauty, fashion are rising, cosmetics sector could see fast recovery

The lockdown may be easing, but the coronavirus continues to negatively impact many product sectors in the UK. Yet some sectors are already seeing a recovery of sorts with searches for certain products back on the rise.
Fashion
German retailer Douglas hopes to manage without state aid

German retailer Douglas hopes to manage without state aid

Private-equity controlled German perfume retailer Douglas said on Wednesday it hopes to be able to make it through the coronavirus pandemic without state aid, even though it expects an ongoing hit to sales.
Beauty
John Lewis to take reopenings slowly in mid-June, no news on London flagships

John Lewis to take reopenings slowly in mid-June, no news on London flagships

John Lewis has issued official details about its store opening plans and, like retail peer Next, it's planning to take it very cautiously. It's also considering new ideas like virtual queueing and returns drop boxes.
Fashion
British Land loss widens as retail rents trickle in and valuations fall

British Land loss widens as retail rents trickle in and valuations fall

UK property giant British Land said on Wednesday that it has collected less than half the rent due on its retail properties and that its retail portfolio’s valuation has fallen by more than 26%.
Fashion
Hammerson CEO to step down next year at the latest

Hammerson CEO to step down next year at the latest

Hammerson Chief Executive Officer David Atkins will step down, the shopping mall owner and operator said on Wednesday, as it faces a crisis spurred by coronavirus-induced shop closures and a collapse in rent.
Fashion
Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers Group finance chief Chris Wootton has slammed the UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and store reopening plans from a business viewpoint as a two-week opening delay means more lost sales.
Fashion
Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu has outlined the safety measures it plans to implement across its 14 shopping centres to support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores.
Fashion
Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

There are big questions around how keen consumers will be to return to physical shops once non-essential UK stores reopen in the middle of June, but the indications so far are that there's plenty of pent-up demand.
Fashion
UK stores to reopen on June 15, but have consumers turned against fast fashion?

UK stores to reopen on June 15, but have consumers turned against fast fashion?

UK ‘non-essential’ stores have a specific date for when they’ll be able to reopen, June 15, if they have safety measures in place. The question is, whether consumers will return or are they now anti-fashion?
Fashion
Coty announces the launch of Kylie Skin in Europe

Coty announces the launch of Kylie Skin in Europe

As part of Coty's strategy to grow the brand's global influence and in honor of the brand's one-year anniversary, Kylie Skin will roll out in full distribution to over 2,000 doors in 25 countries with the Douglas Group.
Beauty
Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Australian discount department store retailer Target could see up to 75 of its stores being closed and many others converted to another of its owner’s banners. Over 1,000 jobs will be affected, owner Wesfarmers said.
Fashion
Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis at the end of its last financial year and the impact is continuing in the new year. But it's seeing resurgent demand in key Asian markets and its strategy remains on track.
Fashion
Superdrug to sell antibody testing kit

Superdrug to sell antibody testing kit

Superdrug has become the first high street retailer to sell the coronavirus antibody test in the UK. Available via its Online Doctor Service, the testing kit costs £69.
Beauty
Make-up e-sales rise but jewellery is down in latest week says new data

Make-up e-sales rise but jewellery is down in latest week says new data

Demand for make-up globally is at a high while consumers are in lockdown, but jewellery seems to be off their radar for now. That’s the conclusion of new data from Emarsys covering the past week.
Luxury