UK lockdowns crippling retail as sales see sharpest decline in October

Tighter restrictions imposed on local areas across the UK have resulted in retail’s sharpest fall since the pandemic hit

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Harvey Nichols reopens Birmingham store after 7 month shutdown

The world-famous chain said the wait was due to an ‘ongoing review’ of the future of its stores

Rituals ups retail game with largest Dutch store opening

The new space spans four floors and offers a host of new sensory experiences for shoppers, as well as first-ever ...

Debenhams gives suitors deadline to make £300m rescue bid

By the close of business today, prospective buyers must make an offer for the ailing chain or leave the table

The beauty and wellness brands available to order on Deliveroo

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Neom Organics opens London Liverpool Street store to help consumers boost their wellbeing

More than half of consumers plan to focus on wellness amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UK-based skin care ...

Boots launches 12-minute in-store Covid-19 testing service

Priced at £120, customers who are not displaying symptoms of Covid-19 will be able to access the private in-store test

Eau de pixel: How fragrance brands are experimenting with online sampling in the run up to Christmas

From sample packs to digital scents, product launches may be down but perfume innovation is on the up

This is why retail experts are encouraging consumers to do their Christmas shopping early

The initiative, promoted by the British Retail Consortium is to protect workers from Covid-19 by spreading demand ...

Professional hair care sales could be lifeline to salons’ recovery

The findings showed salons experienced a 98% boost in sales of professional hair products in June compared with 2019

Online logistics: How the industry's unsung heroes deliver the goods

With online playing a vital role in keeping consumers supplied with beauty goods, we highlight those companies ...

There’s no place like home to celebrate the 2020 Pure Beauty Awards

The event has moved online due to Covid-19, and here’s an exclusive insight into what viewers can expect from the ...

#CBtop50: The top 50 beauty brands in the world 2020

The 2020 ‘Brand Finance Cosmetics 50’ beauty league table sees L’Oréal take the crown for the world’s most ...

Unilever leads sustainability drive with Europe’s ‘largest’ refill trial at Asda

The trial will see seven Unilever brands, including three beauty companies, offer refillable options for their products

Covid-19 drives UK shop closures to record high

The results show twice as many stores closed in 2020 compared with 2019