The fashion sector struggled last month and even cold weather and Black Friday failed to propel sales upwards with womenswear, menswear, footwear and department stores all sluggish or weak, Barclaycard said Tuesday.
With UK retail under Brexit pressure, international shoppers remain a bright spot and they’re bringing “a much-needed boost to the sector during the crucial winter trading period,” says payments provider Planet.
The German company has come up with a new mass-market self-care and beauty brand for the French and Scandinavian markets: N.A.E., or Naturale Antica Erboristeria, the fresh offshoot of an older Italian brand.
Consumer goods giant Unilever said Thursday that its CEO is to retire with the Dove and Hourglass owner naming Alan Jope to succeed him. He has overseen rapid expansion in the beauty sector for the firm.
Luxury department store Lane Crawford is taking a deep dive into sustainability as surveys show that consumers are increasingly judging (and patronising) retail and brand businesses based on their ethical approach.