UK retail had a better time in April yet not everybody was happy as department stores proved to be the main sector that was struggling. At least fashion had a better time of it than in the first few months of the year.
The House of Fraser plan to downsize its store numbers and rationalise its remaining space looks like it will be going to the heart of its operation with even its Oxford Street, London flagship not immune.
Online retail sales in France rose 13% to 22.3 billion euros ($26.10 billion) in the first quarter, said the French E-Commerce Federation, highlighting growth in a sector that has seen Amazon and others make in-roads.
Shareholders of Westfield Corp voted in favour of a $16 billion takeover offer from Unibail-Rodamco, Westfield Chairman Frank Lowy said on Thursday, closing the biggest takeover offer of an Australian company on record.
As more brands launch strategies to bring inclusivity into beauty, Sephora has launched a new free makeup class designed specifically for transgender customers as part of its "Classes for Confidence" series.
Spanish startup Freshly Cosmetics, which produces toxic-free beauty products, has launched in the UK, where the business has been developing the brand’s introduction, it announced in a statement on Wednesday.