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Dr Martens strong Q1 sales outperform pre-COVID-19 results

Dr Martens has today announced a strong Q1 performance in the three months to 30 June 2021, which has seen group revenue at £147.3m – up 52% year on year – but more impressively up 31% compared to the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.

SBTRCT innovates with retinol balm in...

Zero-waste skincare brand SBTRCT is leading the plastic-free charge with the launch of an innovative new retinol product in a solid bar format.

Neighbourhood Botanicals launches new refillable formats

Super-sustainable British beauty brand Neighbourhood Botanicals has launched a number of its products in refillable formats as it continues to wage war on single-use plastic consumption.

Dr Martens upsizes flagship store at...

British footwear brand Dr Martens has just opened a new 2,000 sq ft store on Paradise Street in Liverpool ONE, upsizing from its previous store on Manesty’s Lane in the shopping centre, and now next to Vans and Levi’s, and opposite JD Sports’ flagship store.

Klarna launches £3m Support Package Program...

Klarna, the leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, has today announced the launch of a new £3 million Small Business Support Package to help British SMEs recover from the pandemic.

Twitter is testing a new shopping...

Twitter has announced it will shortly begin allowing businesses to showcase products for sale at the top of their profile page, as it follows in the footsteps of rival Facebook which opened a “Shops” feature last year.

Harry’s sister brand Flamingo makes UK...

Premium body hair removal brand Flamingo has landed on UK shores following its rip-roaring US debut.
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The Index December 2020/January 2021 –...

This month’s edition of The Index in partnership with Klarna, tracks fashion shoppers’ behaviour in December2020/January 2021 as the UK was forced into Lockdown 3 after an alarming flare-up of the COVID-19 virus.

The Index October/November 2020: Part 2...

Welcome to The Index, Part 2 The Brands & The Buzz Scores, produced in partnership with Klarna. In this section of our regular survey of British fashion shoppers we see how 100 influencer brands fared when it came to store and website visits as the UK was on the cusp of Lockdown 3.
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In Focus: Delivering on demands –...

Before the UK entered lockdown, some 20% of all...

In Focus: The COVID consumer –...

The nation's fashion stores are on lockdown and, while...
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NETWORKING, LEARNING & EVENTS

PODCAST: Nick Lujan, Global Head of...

New York based Nick Lujan is Global Head of Artistry & Education at Kevyn Aucoin – a professional makeup artist, team leader, trainer and educator with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

PODCAST: Ida Petersson, Buying Director at...

As the Menswear and Womenswear Buying Director for Browns, Ida Petersson’s day job is all about finding amazing things we all want and need, and amazing things we didn’t even know we wanted or needed.

PODCAST: Heist CEO, Natasja Giezen Smith

Natasja Giezen Smith is CEO of innovative women’s hosiery and underwear brand Heist. Just as the pandemic hit in March 2020, Natasja joined the London-based business, which is famed for in sag-proof tights, innovative shapewear and comfortable, yet flattering, underwear.

PODCAST: Eve Lom International Trainer, Erica...

Erica MacCallum is the International Trainer at Eve Lom. In this episode of The Beauty Edit, Erica tells us about the impact COVID-19 has had on physical facial treatments within spa and what this means for businesses now that restrictions are lifting.