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Ulta announces investments in deliveries and digital, disappoints with financial outlook

Ulta announces investments in deliveries and digital, disappoints with financial outlook

The beauty retailer provided a strategic update to investors on Tuesday, revealing plans to invest in new delivery improvements and digital capabilities, but ultimately disappointing with a lower-than-expected outlook.
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Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

​British tennis star Emma Raducanu has deepened her links to luxury giant LVMH and has been signed up as Dior’s newest celebrity ambassador, underlining the A-list status she achieved when she won the US open.
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Asda opens biggest refill store yet with York debut

Asda opens biggest refill store yet with York debut

UK supermarkets giant Asda has this month opened the largest refill store in the country in York. The superstore stocks 100 branded and own-brand products sold in loose and unpackaged format in a huge 18-bay refill zone.
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Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

​Matalan revenues rose fast in Q2 but could have risen faster if not for supply chain issues. The company is staying cautious as logistics problems frustrate efforts to get the product customers want into its stores. 
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Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

​Very Group reported its full-year results on Tuesday with sales surging and pre-tax profits leaping even faster at the owner of the Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands.
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UK footfall fails to grow, but recovery in London, other cities continues

UK footfall fails to grow, but recovery in London, other cities continues

​Despite continuing worries about supplies of Christmas goods, British consumers appear to be holding back from diving too enthusiastically into Christmas shopping this early in the season.
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UK e-commerce sales tax still a 'work-in-progress' - report

UK e-commerce sales tax still a 'work-in-progress' - report

​The UK government is drawing up plans to introduce an online sales tax, but don’t expect its inclusion in the chancellor’s end-of-the-month budget. The news will come as a further disappointment for physical retailers.
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THG founder relinquishes 'golden share', aims to halt share price fall

THG founder relinquishes 'golden share', aims to halt share price fall

​As it reels from a plummeting share price, THG (which used to be known as The Hut Group) said on Monday that its founder is cancelling his Special Share rights.
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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
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Swedish payments firm Klarna introduces 'pay now' option in UK

Swedish payments firm Klarna introduces 'pay now' option in UK

Swedish payments firm Klarna said on Monday it has introduced a number of changes to its product in the United Kingdom including the option for its users to "pay now" and in full.
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Tarte Cosmetics appoints new CMO

Tarte Cosmetics appoints new CMO

New York-based, cruelty-free cosmetics brand Tarte Cosmetics has promoted Samantha Kitain to the role of chief marketing officer.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Hard-pressed fashion retailers awaiting government plans for a major shake-up in  business rates will have to wait. A call from 40 trade associations for the overhaul to be included in upcoming Budget have been dashed.
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Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

​London Designer Outlet (LDO) is firing on all cylinders. The north London shopping centre has been given another major boost with news Calvin Klein is set to open a permanent store following the success of its pop-up. 
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Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

​Positive news from retail landlord Landsec continues on the rent collection front. The commercial property giant said Friday that, as of 12 October, 85% of the £89 million net rent due on 29 September had been paid.
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UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

​Problems with the UK supply chain continue to mount. This time it’s a shortage of warehousing space as the boom in online shopping forces retailers to open bigger distribution centres.
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