Christmas shoppers plan ahead

A new survey predicts 25% of UK shoppers are planning to buy presents earlier this year

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Africa's largest e-tailer Jumia receives €120m investment

The latest financing round brings Jumia's valuation from €212.5m to €445m

Colour Cosmetics | Fragrance | Finance | Africa ME | Retail | Cosmetics International

Jumei catapults into tenth consecutive quarter of growth

Total net sales rise to US$273m primarily due to a 23.8% increase in active customers

Colour Cosmetics | Finance | Asia | Retail | Cosmetics International

Sephora defends its position in discrimination lawsuit

The beauty giant “looks forward” to defending its actions in court

North America | Regulatory | Colour Cosmetics | Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Spotlight: E-commerce boom for Russia

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Online sales of cosmetics in Russia may significantly increase during the next several years, according to predictions of analysts from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Europe | Retail | Cosmetic News Weekly

Sephora to open first store in Australia

Beauty giant is due to open an 800sqm store in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall

Colour Cosmetics | Fragrance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Douglas introduces smartphone payment technology

Consumers can scan QR codes from a payment terminal using Yapital

Colour Cosmetics | Fragrance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Walgreens flogs debt to buy remaining Boots chunk

Walgreens will pay almost $5.3bn in cash and $10bn in stock for a 55% chunk

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Do we smell sexy?

An exploration into a wide range of views and scientific findings surrounding the interaction of scent and humans both in the consumer environment and primitively

Ingredients | Fragrance | Retail

Retail focus: Beauty & Nature

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In the first of ECM’s new retail focus articles, Annemarie Kruse explores German organic perfumery chain Beauty & Nature

Europe | Retail | ECM

Macy’s slashes full-year forecast

"weaker-than-expected" consumer spending does not augur well for Christmas

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Eye of Horus joins BeautyBay

Australian colour cosmetics brand is now offering its full range of products through online retailer BeautyBay

Europe | Colour Cosmetics | Retail | Cosmetics International