The Manchester-based cosmetics company, which supplies beauty products to major retailers such as Primark, has acquired rival Pascalle Cosmetics in a move that will significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities.
The 160,100 sq ft store will be almost four times the size of the retailer’s existing store in Birmingham, and feature a beauty studio for nails, make-up, hair and lashes, a barber shop and three dining experiences.
A fragrance line by former Parisian fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, the first step in Roitfeld’s global brand expansion, will be launched on May 6, heralded by a relentless poster campaign all over Paris.
The supermodel and actress has collaborated with Douglas Beauty on a six-piece capsule makeup and skincare collection that the star says she personally developed with all women of all skin tones and ages in mind.
Consumers in Britain might be expected to be unwilling to spend given the huge uncertainty around Brexit, but while confidence isn't high, its not as low as it could have been, a new report said on Thursday.
Marimekko had a reasonably good 2018. It saw sales rising 9% last year and comparable operating profit was up by 42%, but the fourth quarter on the surface appeared to be more challenging with sales broadly flat.