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Superdrug links with Jack Monroe to help shoppers through cost-of-living crisis

Superdrug links with Jack Monroe to help shoppers through cost-of-living crisis

​UK health & beauty retailer Superdrug has launched its ‘Shop Smart’ campaign in partnership with poverty campaigner and activist Jack Monroe, to help customers navigate the growing cost of living crisis.
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Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

​Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
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Grosvenor's strong recovery boosted by improving retail scene

Grosvenor's strong recovery boosted by improving retail scene

​Grosvenor has delivered a significant improvement in its financial performance in the latest year. The group owns vast tracts of land in key area like London’s Mayfair, as well as the Liverpool One mall.
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THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

The owner of Myprotein supplements late on Thursday rebuffed an offer of 170 pence per share from Belerion Capital and King Street Capital Management, saying it undervalued the company. 
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Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

​Staff from 100 of the biggest retailers operating in Britain, including ASOS, H&M, New Look and Superdrug, have taken part in the first wellbeing festival for retail workers run by industry charity the Retail Trust.
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It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

​UK consumer confidence tumbled again in May — this time to its lowest level in almost 50 years — after the cost-of-living crisis deepened and concerns over the economy and personal finances grew.
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Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

​The love affair continues. UK health & Beauty retail giant Boots is rekindling its relationship with ITV2’s Love Island in a deal that runs for the second year in a row.
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ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

​Official retail sales figures for the UK in April were released on Friday and they showed volumes ticking upwards again after they’d fallen during March.
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Klarna to mark 150m consumers milestone with global Dream Days sales event

Klarna to mark 150m consumers milestone with global Dream Days sales event

​BNPL giant Klarna has been growing fast and clearly wants to grow even faster with the payments firm about to launch a three-day event targeting its many millions of consumers around the world.
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Hugo Boss COO to leave this month

Hugo Boss COO to leave this month

Hugo Boss has announced that its chief operating officer Heiko Schäfer is to leave the managing board of the business on May 31, “to pursue a new professional assignment outside the group”.
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L'Oréal acquires Byredo

L'Oréal acquires Byredo

Global beauty giant L'Oréal is finalizing the acquisition of Byredo, backed by British fund Manzanita Capital, the owner of Diptyque and Malin+Goetz, according to a report from French newspaper Le Figaro. 
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UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
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London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

Yet more strong numbers from the commercial property sector on Thursday. Major London landlord Great Portland Estates joined its peers British Land and Landsec this week in delivering an upbeat performance for the year.
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URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

​Malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is continuing to roll out its Westfield brand to more locations and has announced that it’s rebranding three flagship centres under that name.
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Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

Landlord Grosvenor has launched an interesting project, unveiling “an innovation challenge seeking to find new technologies and partners that are putting customer experience at the heart of bricks and mortar retail”.
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ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
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