UGC is becoming ever more important to the shopping journey and the latest international Shopper Experience Index report shows that “purchase influence has shifted from business-to-consumer, to consumer-to-consumer”.
UK publishing group Future, which owns titles including Marie Claire and Country Life, has acquired women’s lifestyle platform Who What Wear from US firm Clique Brands for what's reported to be around $100 million.
The UK government’s intended clampdown on influencer advertising that targets young people looks to be intensifying. And MPs claim regulation has failed to keep pace with the growth of online influencer culture.
Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Not content with launching another branch of H Beauty a few weeks ago, Harrods is putting big support behind beauty in May as it invites consumers to enjoy ‘The Harrods Beauty Adventure’ at its Knightsbridge flagship.
There was good news and bad on UK spending on Tuesday as reports showed consumers are being impacted by higher prices, but are still spending on fashion and on activities that require new clothes and beauty products.
In March, former French fashion editor Carine Roitfeld added to her brand’s fragrances by dropping Carine, a subtly scented perfume. For the future, Roitfeld is set to broaden her brand’s scope beyond beauty products.
THG could see major board-level changes as the online beauty and technology group continues to see its performance struggle. The structure of board will be a “prime focus” of “detailed scrutiny”, its new chair has said.
Cosmetics maker Coty Inc raised its full-year profit outlook on resilient demand for its high-end fragrances and skincare products even at a time inflation in most countries has soared to multi-year highs.
Steen & Strøm, the historic luxury department store in Oslo that’s also the worlds oldest, said on Monday that it made history in its March results when it exceeded its best monthly sales on record by as much as 20%.