There are big changes ahead for House of Fraser as the mainly-UK department stores chain cuts some brands, boosts others, adjusts the category mix to reflect modern shopping habits and to focus on its key consumer.
In the highly scientific world of beauty innovation, there is always a trendy new ingredient or concept on the horizon. One of the latest buzzwords is 'microfluidics', which is gaining a high profile thanks to Chanel.
The omni-channel revolution is upending retail but more than half of retailers are still playing catch up, according to a survey by U.S. software company JDA, which also says retailers need to be more customer-centric.
After 17 years as the cosmetic brand's creative director, James Gager is stepping down but and moving up to assume a more senior creative management role at the corporate level of Estée Lauder Companies.