Retail giant Kesko is linking up with Oriola-KD to set up a chain of beauty, health and well-being stores across Finland. They plan to build “a completely new kind of store chain” specialising in overall well-being.
The Body Shop is in the sights of the man who used to run L’Occitane with Emmanuel Osti teaming up with CVC Capital Partners for a £650m bid, according to reports. The ethical beauty chain is being sold by L’Oréal.
Bloomingdale's has opened its first store in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in partnership with local distributor Al Tayer Insignia. It's the second Bloomingdale's international store to open after Dubai, in 2010.
Macy's is trying a new selling approach, stocking all sizes and colors on the floor to save staff running back and forth to the storeroom. It will see less staff in the shoe department, cutting wage costs.
At the turn of its tenth birthday, womenswear brand Roseanna will make its first foray into retail this year. The brand is also launching an expanded collection for fall/winter 2017-18, with a focus on luxury.
Etro has revealed a new men's fragrance called ManRose, exploring a different side of the timeless perfume ingredient. This eau de parfum promises plenty of contrasts and is set to sell in the Italian brand's boutiques.
Gap has opened a new 10,000 sq ft concept store at Bluewater, the giant mall just south of London in Kent, offering a wide range of product and a denim customisation service to tempt shoppers in-store.