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Marcolin names Beccarini to key global director role

Marcolin names Beccarini to key global director role

Eyewear giant Marcolin has named Alessandro Beccarini as its Style & Product Development Director with responsibility for the management and development of all the group’s eyewear collections worldwide.
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Brand Architekts swings to loss on tariff issues and lockdowns

Brand Architekts swings to loss on tariff issues and lockdowns

​Brand Architects reported its final results for the year to June on Monday and was upbeat despite making a loss. Tariff wars and the pandemic hurt its figures but its business transformation is on track.
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Intu Milton Keynes taken over by new owner of its Merry Hill mall

Intu Milton Keynes taken over by new owner of its Merry Hill mall

Intu Milton Keynes is the latest shopping centre belonging to the failed malls giant to change hands with the property having been taken over by a new asset manager, Ellandi.
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Rosalía teams up with M.A.C to promote equal rights for all

Rosalía teams up with M.A.C to promote equal rights for all

Spanish singer Rosalía has joined the 26th anniversary of M.A.C Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign and lipstick to support the M.A.C VIVA GLAM foundation which has been working for equality for all since 1994.
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UK launches pared-back job support scheme as Covid cases rise

UK launches pared-back job support scheme as Covid cases rise

UK finance minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday unveiled fresh plans to help the pandemic-hit economy with a jobs support scheme to help people employed on shorter hours, but warned he could not save every business or role.
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Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

Icon Outlet outperforms as post-lockdown sales and footfall rise

​UK retail seems to be recovering in a very uneven way with some destination types recovering faster than others and local high streets faring better than city centres. Outlet malls in particular seem to be doing well.
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Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood sales, profits rise, stays confident despite tough times

Vivienne Westwood reported 2019 results this week and while the figures pre-date the current crisis, it seems confident that it has the strength to continue, despite saying that Covid-19 had a “profound impact”.
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India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

​Ailing department store chain Debenhams is reportedly in the sights of India’s richest man, Reliance Retail's Mukesh Ambani. He’s among the parties that have approached the firm’s advisers.
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Consumers hold brands to account over pandemic actions - report

Consumers hold brands to account over pandemic actions - report

​The ethical behaviour of online brands during the pandemic is lingering in the memory of consumers and will have a lasting impact on customer loyalty in the UK and Ireland.
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Warpaint London sales and profits fall but outlook is brighter

Warpaint London sales and profits fall but outlook is brighter

​Beauty manufacturer and brand owner Warpaint London said on Wednesday that the first six months of the year saw its sales falling 29% to £13.5 million as a result of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK and internationally.
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Pure London and Shoptalk organiser Hyve makes more cost savings as revenue plunges

Pure London and Shoptalk organiser Hyve makes more cost savings as revenue plunges

​Tradeshows organiser Hyve Group said on Wednesday that it’s making further cost savings as it issued a trading update and said revenue was down but it remains resilient.
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Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

​As luxury reels from the effects of the pandemic as much as other sectors, there’s some good news in that Chinese demand for luxury goods is predicted to grow as much as 30% this year.
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Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

​Unilever NV shareholders have approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.
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Prestige fragrance recovers fastest in UK beauty says NPD

Prestige fragrance recovers fastest in UK beauty says NPD

​While skincare and make-up seem to regularly swap places as the most in-demand UK beauty category generally, it appears that for the prestige market, fragrance is leading the post-pandemic recovery.
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Hugo Boss comms chief exits, promotes Westermann

Hugo Boss comms chief exits, promotes Westermann

​Hugo Boss has announced the imminent departure of its long-standing Head of Corporate Communications, Dr Hjördis Kettenbach. She’ll be replaced by internal candidate Carolin Westermann.
Luxury
UK footfall stays weak, Central London still down more than half

UK footfall stays weak, Central London still down more than half

​Visitor traffic to retail destinations rose in the latest week, up 2.4% compared to the week before. But that wasn't the good news it might have been as the previous week had seen a footfall drop of 6.3%. 
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