Switzerland's Calida Group, owner of French lingerie brand Aubade, has acquired family-owned lingerie company Cosabella for $80 million (€75.8 million), as it looks to gain a foothold in the United States.
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.
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.
Evidence of red-hot inflation seeping into the American economy is sending a chill through investors after major U.S. retailers reported people are cutting back on buying bigger-ticket items as they just try to get by.
Kohl's Corp cut its full-year earnings forecast on Thursday, joining some of the largest U.S. retailers in warning that red-hot inflation is starting to erode profit margins and consumer spending power.
Canada Goose Holdings Inc, on Thursday forecast annual sales and profit above Wall Street expectations on hopes for a recovery in key China market and as demand for its luxury parkas and jackets stays strong.
Six months after a neighborhood fire scarred the center of Paris, destroying Benetton’s main French boutique, the Italian marque reopened its flagship this week, repainted in pink, expressing a newfound optimism.
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.