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TJX Europe to create up to 2,000 work placements in the UK

TJX Europe to create up to 2,000 work placements in the UK

​TJX Europe has begun hiring up to 2,000 young people in the UK under a government work placement programme. The Kickstart Scheme will offer six-month posts in over 400 TK Maxx and Homesense stores across the country.
Fashion
VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
Luxury
L'Oréal Paris to stage show during Paris Fashion Week

L'Oréal Paris to stage show during Paris Fashion Week

For Paris Fashion Week, L'Oréal Paris will stage the fourth edition of its fashion show in the heart of the French capital. The event, scheduled on October 3, is open to the public and will be broadcast in 30 countries.
Beauty
Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer has unveiled the Muse 100, an initiative that recognizes and awards grants to 100 trailblazing Black voices working in different fields of the beauty industry.
Beauty
Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
Fashion
Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
Fashion
YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have received a major logistics boost as owner Yoox Net-A-Porter has officially opened its new “cutting-edge” logistics hub in Landriano, near Milan.
Luxury
​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

Britain’s “broken” business rates system needs urgent reform otherwise over 80% of bricks-and-mortar retailers could permanently close stores, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.
Fashion
Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
Fashion
Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
Fashion
'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

'Tale of two Christmases' as consumer incomes boom or bust says eBay

​UK retailers can expect a “tale of two Christmases” this year. According to eBay UK, personal finances will play a major part in consumer choices as the lasting effects of the pandemic will divide spending patterns.
Fashion
Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

Oxford Circus Piazza plan cancelled after Marble Arch Mound fiasco

​Plans to create two temporary pedestrian piazzas on either side of London’s Oxford Circus before Christmas have been "shelved" by Westminster City Council.
Fashion
Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

The pandemic and Brexit issues may have dented cross-border shopping in recent periods, but the channel is bouncing back and luxury is fuelling that comeback, a new reports shows.
Luxury
UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
Fashion
L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
Beauty
UK consumers serious about skincare, centre:mk report shows

UK consumers serious about skincare, centre:mk report shows

​UK consumers - women and men - are serious about their beauty regimes, Milton Keynes shopping mall centre:mk confirms in a new survey of 2,000 adults. It found that the average spend is almost £400 a year on skincare. 
Beauty