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Bazaarvoice Shopper Experience Index shows surging importance of UGC

Bazaarvoice Shopper Experience Index shows surging importance of UGC

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”.
Fashion
British publisher Future acquires Who What Wear

British publisher Future acquires Who What Wear

​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.
Fashion
UK plans to force landlords to let out empty stores confirmed

UK plans to force landlords to let out empty stores confirmed

​The UK government has confirmed earlier rumours that it has plans to force landlords to rent out empty stores to try to breathe life back into high streets.
Fashion
Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

​Manchester-based beauty platform Beauty Bay has appointed bankers from Threadstone Capital to look at its options and could choose to put itself up for sale, a report said on Tuesday.
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UK could clamp down on influencer advertising over mental health impact

UK could clamp down on influencer advertising over mental health impact

​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. 
Fashion
Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​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.
Fashion
Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

​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.
Luxury
Squeezed Britons tighten belts, but fashion and beauty still on shopping list

Squeezed Britons tighten belts, but fashion and beauty still on shopping list

​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.
Fashion
Dior Beauty launches industry-first WhatsApp campaign with Jisoo

Dior Beauty launches industry-first WhatsApp campaign with Jisoo

Luxury brand Dior Beauty announced on Monday the launch of an industry-first campaign on WhatsApp with brand ambassador Jisoo.
Beauty
Carine Roitfeld plans to introduce new categories beyond fragrance

Carine Roitfeld plans to introduce new categories beyond fragrance

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.
Beauty
High streets need more variety, have too many stores, says Timpson

High streets need more variety, have too many stores, says Timpson

For those of you who thought there were too few high street stores, think again. There are actually too many and there needs to be more variety, according to retail expert Sir John Timpson.
Fashion
THG to undertake "detailed scrutiny" of board in months ahead

THG to undertake "detailed scrutiny" of board in months ahead

​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.
Beauty
Weleda to expand UK operations with new, enlarged warehouse

Weleda to expand UK operations with new, enlarged warehouse

​Growing natural beauty brand Weleda has agreed a long-term lease for a new 23,500 sq ft warehouse and office facility at Etiquette Park in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Beauty
Coty lifts annual profit forecast on resilient demand for luxury cosmetics

Coty lifts annual profit forecast on resilient demand for luxury cosmetics

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.
Beauty
Steen & Strøm beats sales records after luxe Oslo store reopens

Steen & Strøm beats sales records after luxe Oslo store reopens

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%.
Luxury
London Designer Outlet has good Easter, beats 2019 figures

London Designer Outlet has good Easter, beats 2019 figures

​Outlet malls are continuing to turn in strong performances and London Designer Outlet said on Monday that footfall during the Easter weekend surged by over a fifth compared to 2019.
Fashion