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London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

London Designer Outlet says shoppers "flock back"

Numbers for the reopening of non-essential retail in England continue to look good. The latest come from the London Designer Outlet (LDO) where sales jumped 148% compared to June 2020’s reopening.
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Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

Seven Dials aims to attract more visitors with live music

​As retailers and their landlords pull out all the stops in order to attract as many shoppers as possible back into their stores, landlord Shaftesbury has relaunched an initiative in the Seven Dials area.
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Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

Renovation work starts on John Lewis's Peter Jones store

​John Lewis Partnership may be closing some of its department stores, but it's also investing in its flagship properties and it's about to start renovating the facade of its Peter Jones store in London’s Chelsea.
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New brands and lockdown help Feelunique swing to profit

New brands and lockdown help Feelunique swing to profit

​Beauty e-commerce platform Feelunique continued to grow fast in its latest financial year with the 12 months to the end of March seeing total sales rising 26% to £103.5 million.
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Interparfums posts 37% jumps in sales, raises annual guidance

Interparfums posts 37% jumps in sales, raises annual guidance

The international fragrance group announced net sales of $198.5 million for the first quarter on Tuesday, representing a 37.1% increase from $144.8 million in the same period in the previous year.
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Amazon to open London hair salon

Amazon to open London hair salon

​It looks like Amazon is adding another new category to its retail offer with the e-tail giant to open a hair salon in London, it said on Tuesday.
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Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

Hammerson happy with England reopening, rent collection hits 40%, hires new CFO

With the retail lights back on in England, UK property giant Hammerson said Tuesday initial footfall since the 12 April reopening has been “encouraging” and “competitive with pre-pandemic levels”.
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Warpaint London says Q1 is strong, UK and US ops are growing

Warpaint London says Q1 is strong, UK and US ops are growing

​Cosmetics specialist Warpaint London, the listed company that’s no relation to men’s make-up firm War Paint, said Tuesday that Q1 trading has continued the strength it saw in the second half of last year.
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Primark has tough first half but sees record sales after reopening

Primark has tough first half but sees record sales after reopening

​Primark was a big problem for its owner Associated British Foods in the first half as the enforced closure of many stores drove down revenues and profits.
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West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

​Reopening week seems to have been a good one for retailers in England and Wales, and especially for the hard hit West End of London, even though international tourists are still absent.
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Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

​Hugo Boss has named a new marketing and comms chief with the appointment of Miah Sullivan. She joins on May 1 after having previously worked at Luxottica, Furla and St John Knits. 
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Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
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Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

​Studio Retail is no longer for sale. The company has received plenty of interest in the business, but said its recent strong trading suggests that it can create greater value for shareholders as a pureplay retailer.
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L'Oreal shares fall, performance at consumer products arm underwhelm some analysts

L'Oreal shares fall, performance at consumer products arm underwhelm some analysts

Shares in French cosmetics group L'Oreal fell on Friday, as some analysts expressed disappointment at figures from the company's consumer products division,, despite overall strong group results.
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Fashion and beauty e-commerce orders fall as retail reopens

Fashion and beauty e-commerce orders fall as retail reopens

​It may come as no surprise, but online retail orders in the UK have fallen as a result of the reopening of non-essential stores in England and Wales.
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N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
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