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Situ Live, Lacoste, The Body Shop among Mapic Awards winners

Situ Live, Lacoste, The Body Shop among Mapic Awards winners

The 2022 edition of Cannes commercial real estate show Mapic, which ended on December 1, recognised twelve shopping malls and retailers for innovative projects in a number of categories.
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UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

​At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
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Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

​Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
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Aromatherapy Associates launches new e-commerce platform

Aromatherapy Associates launches new e-commerce platform

British wellness brand Aromatherapy Associates is accelerating its global direct-to-consumer operations with a new webstore, having partnered with digital agency Astound Commerce for its creation.
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Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

​Tax-free shopping among Gen Z consumers is growing faster than for any other age group, new research from software and payments specialist Planet shows.
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Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
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Earthshot prizewinner creates alternative plastic solutions for fashion and beauty

Earthshot prizewinner creates alternative plastic solutions for fashion and beauty

​The Earthshot Prize named five winners at an event in Boston late on Friday and one of them is hugely relevant to the fashion and beauty sectors.
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Sephora: Sarah Boyd appointed managing director UK

Sephora: Sarah Boyd appointed managing director UK

After the launch of Sephora's online store in the United Kingdom on October 17, Sarah Boyd was promoted to general manager of the selective perfume chain in the UK.
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Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

It’s a UK retail first for The Yards. The newest shopping location in London’s Covent Garden has chosen pioneering geo-located technology for its ‘12 Drops of Christmas’ festive campaign.
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Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Quite a milestone for Pepco Group. No wonder it calls itself “the fast-growing" pan-European variety discount retailer having just opened its 3,000th Pepco store, in Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
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UK's Floral Street launches Scentschool In A Box in US in time for gifting season

UK's Floral Street launches Scentschool In A Box in US in time for gifting season

​British beauty brand Floral Street continues to “shake things up again in the world of fragrance”, launching its innovative ‘Scentschool in a Box’ in the US via its online platform.
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Oh My Cream opens second London store

Oh My Cream opens second London store

Oh My Cream is continuing its international rollout with a second London store. On the King’s Road, it follows the beauty retailer expanding outside of France for the first time last month with its Notting Hill debut.
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Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

Farfetch shares plummet as cost of ambitious investment is revealed

​Farfetch shares are more than a quarter down from where they were this time last week. And the reason? The company held a capital markets day Thursday and the cost of its ambitious plans didn’t please its investors.
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Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
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Alibaba launches Miravia in Spain, a new fashion, beauty and lifestyle marketplace

Alibaba launches Miravia in Spain, a new fashion, beauty and lifestyle marketplace

Spanish firms such as Munich, Cecotec, Create, Silbon, Mr. Boho, Renatta & Go, Hawkers, Pikolin, Joma, Taurus, Ecoalf, Kelme, Bassols, Charanga and Black Limba are among those listed in the marketplace.
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Umberto Giannini gets seven-figure investment, targets international growth

Umberto Giannini gets seven-figure investment, targets international growth

UK haircare business Umberto Giannini is stepping up its international expansion, backed by a new seven-figure finance package from Lloyds Bank, targeting markets including Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia.
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