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WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

After months of speculation about who would become the new owner of the UK health and beauty Boots business, the answer is… nobody. Its current owner has pulled it from sale with buyers unwilling to pay a premium price.
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Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

The British economy could be in line for a “painful inflation spiral”, the Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill has warned. He points to a shortage of workers and businesses’ willingness to pass on higher costs.
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Walgreens reaches $105 million settlement with shareholders

Walgreens reaches $105 million settlement with shareholders

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc agreed to pay $105 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders on its pharmacy business.
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Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London's update on Monday and said “the group has experienced strong trading in 2022 to date with the brands' proposition resonating with customers, both in the UK and internationally”.
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Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

It looks like Cath Kidston could be up for sale just two years after the company's pandemic-linked collapse saw it retreating from much of its physical retail chain and cutting close to a thousand jobs.
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UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
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Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
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John Lewis to offer in-store Botox treatments in Cavendish Clinics tie-up

John Lewis to offer in-store Botox treatments in Cavendish Clinics tie-up

With the UK beauty market booming, Botox is going even more mainstream. Once confined to high street clinics, Botox treatments are now available at John Lewis beauty departments for customers aged 25+.
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June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

​The first monthly retail sales report for June is out and it doesn’t look good. The Confederation of British Industry has released its regular report and said retail sales volumes fell slightly in the year to June.
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Klarna launches loyalty card within its app

Klarna launches loyalty card within its app

Easy payments financier Klarna has launched a loyalty card feature on its app. It will allow users to store and access their physical loyalty cards as a digital version “removing the need to carry plastic equivalents".
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Flannels "biggest investment yet" opens in Liverpool

Flannels "biggest investment yet" opens in Liverpool

​It’s “revolutionary" and “groundbreaking” and becomes the retailer’s biggest investment yet. That’s the latest Flannels store that has just opened in Liverpool.
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Start of Harrods summer sale delayed by supply issues

Start of Harrods summer sale delayed by supply issues

Shoppers awaiting the start of the renowned Harrods summer sale will have to wait a bit longer. ​The  luxury department store in London’s Knightsbridge has delayed its next sale season by a fortnight.
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UK consumers rein in spending as inflation bites - GWI report

UK consumers rein in spending as inflation bites - GWI report

As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, it’s no wonder almost a third of UK consumers are now feeling insecure about their finances, according to a new survey from audience insights company GWI.
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Boohoo names new CFO as incumbent moves to strategic projects role

Boohoo names new CFO as incumbent moves to strategic projects role

​E-tail giant Boohoo Group has named Shaun McCabe as its new CFO to succeed Neil Catto whose role will transition to an Executive Director, remaining on the board, “with responsibility for strategic projects”.
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Matalan makes strides in turnaround, new in-house womenswear labels strong

Matalan makes strides in turnaround, new in-house womenswear labels strong

​Matalan has filed its accounts for its latest financial year and also updated on the first quarter of this year with the company clearly making progress in its turnaround.
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Hailey Bieber beauty brand Rhode sued for trademark infringement

Hailey Bieber beauty brand Rhode sued for trademark infringement

Just a week after launching her own minimalist skincare label, model Hailey Bieber is being sued for trademark infringement by a fashion label of the same name. 
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