Boohoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought the Debenhams brand for £55m. It will use it to move into beauty and homewares, extend its own brand offering, operate a giant online marketplace and grow internationally.
Burberry saw another round of retail sales falls in Q3, with Europe and the Americas still being hit hard. But it said China, Korea, leathergoods, outerwear and full-price sales all headed in the right direction.
Richemont’s third quarter — the all-important three months to the end of December — saw sales rising only 1%, although currency-neutral, they were up a healthier 5%, despite the “continuously volatile environment”.
Youth-focused, non-toxic personal care brand Super Smelly has reported annual recurring revenue of Rs 12 crore ($1.8 million) in the span of two years, with a 200% year-on-year growth rate from April 2020 to April 2021.
Alibaba Group’s cross-border business-to-consumer marketplace Tmall Global has increased its support for international brands, unveiling a new suite of solutions at the 2021 Tmall Global New Seller Virtual Summit.
From April, Blanca Juti will step into the role of chief communications and public affairs officer for cosmetics giant L’Oréal. Heineken Group’s current chief corporate affairs officer will take over from Lucia Dumas.