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Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after news that it won £4bn race for firm

Thailand's Central denies Selfridges buy after news that it won £4bn race for firm

​Thailand’s Central Group has denied it’s in talks to buy Selfridges after it was reported globally that the firm will buy the business perhaps as soon as this month.
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Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer revealed on Thursday that its net sales for the third quarter totaled $2.0 billion, up 28.6% from $1.6 billion in the same period in the previous year.
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Thailand's Central wins Selfridges in £4bn race for firm

Thailand's Central wins Selfridges in £4bn race for firm

Thailand’s Central Group has denied it’s in talks to buy Selfridges after it was reported globally that the firm will buy the business, perhaps as soon as this month.
Fashion
Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

​Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex said Tuesday Marta Ortega, the daughter of its founder, will take over as chairwoman in April with a new CEO, as a last step of a generational handover started a decade ago.
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Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care Company announced on Monday that it has acquired Billie Inc. in an all-cash transaction of $310 million. 
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Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
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Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
Fashion
Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

​Hugo Boss has become the latest major fashion name to link its financing to green goals. The German giant — in which Frasers Group owns a large stake — has secured a syndicated loan with a sustainability component.
Luxury
Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

​Revolution Beauty only listed on the stock exchange in the summer and its first set of results as a public company released on Wednesday showed that its pre-IPO strong performance is continuing.
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Richemont moves entire enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon's AWS

Richemont moves entire enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon's AWS

​Richemont is moving its enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services in a deal to drive more dynamic e-tail experiences, more personalisation, better supply chain management and many other benefits.
Luxury
Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

​Natural beauty products brand Lush is turning its back on social media as of 26 November until the various networks “take action to provide a safer environment for users”.
Beauty
Faire raises $400 million in latest funding round

Faire raises $400 million in latest funding round

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced that it has secured $400 million in a Series G investment round, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $12.4 billion. 
Fashion
Very Group sales rise as fashion, sports bounce back, but Littlewoods struggles

Very Group sales rise as fashion, sports bounce back, but Littlewoods struggles

​Very.co.uk and Littlewoods owner Very Group has released its Q1 results with group sales rising 3.9% to £484.1 million in the three months to October 2. 
Fashion
Estée Lauder names new N America, Asia leaders, "elevates" China ops

Estée Lauder names new N America, Asia leaders, "elevates" China ops

Estée Lauder had some big executive announcements this week spanning its domestic US market and Asia/Pacific. But perhaps the most interesting part of the news was the fact that it’s “elevating” its Chinese market.
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Farfetch shares plunge despite revenue rise and Q3 profitability

Farfetch shares plunge despite revenue rise and Q3 profitability

​Investors are usually forgiving of tech firms when they spend years targeting the kind of profitability they’d like, but they weren’t forgiving Farfetch on Thursday as the firm’s shares fell 22% in late trading.
Luxury
Linda Wells to join Air Mail as beauty and wellness columnist

Linda Wells to join Air Mail as beauty and wellness columnist

Linda Wells is continuing to pursue her work in journalism with a new title as beauty and wellness columnist, at Air Mail. 
Fashion