Online sales continued to grow in the UK during March with a 71.7% year-on-year increase, although given how much of a shock to the system the first lockdown was in March 2020, the strength of the rise was no surprise.
The British organic cosmetics brand founded by Sarah Brown in 2007 has announced that it has received £6.4 million (7.5 million euros) from the investment fund run by the family that owns French beauty group Clarins.
The reopening of non-essential shops in much of the UK on April 12 and workers back in their offices mark a big step in the return to normality. It seems that key product categories are likely to benefit.
Hammerson is selling its UK retail parks to Canadian private equity firm Brookfield for around £350 million, according to one report. However, on Monday, Hammerson said any deal is far from being sealed.
Debenhams hasn’t disappeared from the high streets quite yet. Many of the almost-100 department stores still in existence will reopen for up to 33 days from 12 April, offering deep discounts to clear stock.
Pent-up demand to shop in a real store is simmering nicely and provides optimism for a bounceback from 12 April’s reopening. That’s the less-than-surprising view from the Springboard Footfall Monitor, released Thursday.
Love Hemp Group, the UK-based CBD and hemp beauty products supplier, has fundraised over £5 million to boost a global marketing programme. The company also said it wants list on the London Stock Exchange this year.
ASOS released its interim results on Thursday and the fashion e-tail giant confirmed just how strong it is, as its own brands and Arcadia labels boomed. It saw sales rising globally and profits soared.