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Shopping centres struggle to atract consumers in latest week

Shopping centres struggle to atract consumers in latest week

Footfall across UK retail destinations dipped 4.2% week-on-week in the seven-day 5-11 September period, with shopping centres and retail parks bearing the brunt of the decline, latest Springboard figures show.
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L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin head of luxury division in Italy

L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin head of luxury division in Italy

Formerly the general manager of L’Oréal’s travel retail division for Asia-Pacific, Emmanuel Goulin has replaced Luca Guillot Boschetti as head of the group’s luxury division in Italy.
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Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

Hope for city centre retail as office workers return

City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s  hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
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UK consumers are becoming mindful shoppers say BFC and Clearpay

UK consumers are becoming mindful shoppers say BFC and Clearpay

The UK is becoming a nation of “mindful shoppers”, a new report commissioned from Oxford Economics by the British Fashion Council and buy-now-pay-later giant Clearpay shows.
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Barnsley's Glass Works launches,  new stores start a phased opening programme

Barnsley's Glass Works launches, new stores start a phased opening programme

Major Barnsley public space and retail development, The Glass Works Square, has opened with a big event featuring various local dignitaries reflecting the importance of the site to the town.
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Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

​Supermarkets giant Morrisons has reported falling profits and rising costs in its supply chain due to a shortage of lorry drivers and other issues.
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Britain's e-health & beauty sales are soaring this year

Britain's e-health & beauty sales are soaring this year

​The pandemic's lockdowns confirmed two things: UK women upped their self-care game and they bought more beauty products digitally. Online health & beauty-related sales in the first half of this year jumped 223%.
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​UK online shoppers snubbing Europe post-Brexit on border issues - survey

​UK online shoppers snubbing Europe post-Brexit on border issues - survey

Concerns over EU customs and border delays have led to a dramatic slump in UK online shoppers buying from international websites, a new survey says. Just under a third (31%) of UK consumers shopped overseas in 2021.
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Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

​It looks like the battle to take over Morrisons will go to auction with the supermarket giant saying Wednesday it’s in talks with both the US private equity suitors that have tabled bids, along with the Takeover Panel.
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Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

​UK-based online specialist Fruugo, which owns and operates a high-growth and profitable global cross-border marketplace, is planning to list its shares on the ‘junior’ London market AIM.
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UK online retail sales slow, fashion shines but beauty struggles

UK online retail sales slow, fashion shines but beauty struggles

​Online retail sales for the UK were subdued in August with another fall year-on-year, this time by 9.3%, only slightly better than the 9.6% drop seen in July.
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H&M debuts in Panama, now in 75 markets

H&M debuts in Panama, now in 75 markets

​H&M is continuing its store and new-country opening programme that was interrupted by the pandemic and said this week that it has just opened its first store in Central American state Panama.
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Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Fresh from news of its link up with Secret Sales, on Tuesday Ted Baker issued a Q2 trading update and said that sales have been in line with expectations and it's seen a “significant improvement” in the full-price mix.
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Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

​Fashion sales in August were at their strongest since pre-pandemic levels and department store spending also saw a strong uplift last month, new figures from Barclaycard show.
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Sanctuary Spa launches self-care campaign

Sanctuary Spa launches self-care campaign

Sanctuary Spa is advocating improving everyday self-care for women. It’s part of the UK body, skincare and wellness brand’s largest ever brand marketing campaign that launches 6 September across primetime TV networks.
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West End sees steadily rising footfall

West End sees steadily rising footfall

London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.
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