Selfridges had already told us that its Boxing Day clearance sale business was buoyant and at the weekend it said the Christmas season as a whole was better than ever with rising footfall and strong full-price sales.
Coty has launched an on-demand digital personal beauty assistant for the Amazon Echo Show in the UK. Digital innovation with a focus on voice and virtual assistants to be central to company's future strategy
Burberry had a good Christmas quarter even though its comp sales rise fell short of analysts' predictions. Its fashion offer outperformed while digital continued to rise and top-spending shoppers returned to the fold.
John Lewis continued to struggle with slowing sales in the latest week. On Tuesday the department stores and e-tail firm said that sales for the seven days to January 13 fell 3.8% year-on-year to £85.7 million.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.
Upmarket beauty retailer Space NK enjoyed strong trading in the year to 25 March 2017, with turnover rising 11.4% to £96.4 million as a result of continued consumer interest in luxury skincare, beauty and fragrance.
A last-minute surge in high street shopping in the week leading up to Christmas wasn't enough to rescue December trading. That’s the message from the latest BDO UK high street sales tracker that was released on Friday.