More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Friday.
Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
Already dominated by Popshop Live and Amazon Live, the video shopping market has recently gained a new contender, and it's a heavy hitter: Google has entered the ring with Shoploop, its own dedicated mobile app.
Harvey Nichols is the third big name in just a couple of days to be mulling job cuts in the near future. The company is looking at removing roles from all of its stores, although it's trying to minimise the impact.
The United States on Friday unveiled heavy import duties on France in retaliation for the country's tax on American tech giants, but will hold off on collecting the fees to allow time for the dispute to be resolved.
There’s speculation that fast-expanding beauty giant The Hut Group (THG) is mulling a stock market flotation. A report at the weekend said that it has been lining up meetings with some big-name investors.