British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
Global beauty giant L'Oréal is finalizing the acquisition of Byredo, backed by British fund Manzanita Capital, the owner of Diptyque and Malin+Goetz, according to a report from French newspaper Le Figaro.
Landlord Grosvenor has launched an interesting project, unveiling “an innovation challenge seeking to find new technologies and partners that are putting customer experience at the heart of bricks and mortar retail”.
ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
India's biggest retailer Reliance will acquire dozens of small grocery and non-food brands as it targets building its own $6.5 billion consumer goods business to challenge foreign giants like Unilever.
BNPL specialist Klarna has rolled out Virtual Shopping, “connecting online shoppers directly with experts in physical stores, through live video and messaging, to provide a highly personalised experience online”.
On Thursday, Japanese cosmetics group Shiseido confirmed its prudent forecast for the 2022 financial year, stating it is “hard to quantify precisely” the impact of the pandemic and of geopolitical tensions.