A new study focused on Generation Z's buying habits shows that the demographic puts a premium on style and uniqueness, is heavily influenced by celebrities and social media, and has a mind for social consciousness.
Joules may have seen its margins dented in the AW18 and Christmas season but it continued to expand at home and abroad as shoppers bought into its lifestyle offer despite reining-in their spending elsewhere.
Major consumer companies including Unilever and Procter & Gamble are chasing consumers who want goods delivered automatically, pitching new online subscription services, even though these have not always worked.
Klarna, the Swedish payments specialist has a new minority investor - rapper Snoop Dogg via his Casa Verde Capital fund. The company has also just unveiled a new marketing campaign starring the celebrity.
Mamas & Papas continued to struggle in its latest year as it reported another loss, although there were some bright spots as its online sales continued to accelerate and now make up nearly a third of its total turnover.