Primark owner Associated British Foods said the global recovery was underway, prompting it to predict a "very good" rise in annual earnings after beating forecasts with half-year profits up 20 percent.
Cosmetics retailer L'Occitane International S.A. plans to raise up to $708 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering, a source close to the deal said, becoming the first French company to list in Hong Kong.
Cosmetics and perfume-dispenser maker AptarGroup Inc posted quarterly results that beat market expectations, helped by strong demand in the fragrance and personal care segments, and forecast second-quarter earnings above estimates.
Wealthy spenders are back in the shops and should help lift global luxury sales by more than 4 percent this year as the industry recovers from its worst slump ever, U.S. consultancy Bain & Co said in a study.
Shares of Hot Topic Inc rose 14 percent in hectic trading as the teen apparel retailer said sales at its core businesses are picking up, and continued to expect strong performance at its Torrid division.