The importance of retail at railway stations in the UK came into even sharper focus over the festive period as key train stations saw rising product retail sales, despite the weak trading conditions during the period.
Coty has named Pierre-André Terisse as chief financial officer, Gianni Pieraccioni as chief operating officer and Luc Volatier as chief global supply officer and a member of the company's executive committee.
There’s rarely good news surrounding UK department store Debenhams these days, and its Christmas trading update on Thursday certainly didn't deliver much, although there were some crumbs of comfort in a bleak report.
On a day when most Christmas trading updates were bleak, it was encouraging to see one where the sales trajectory was in the right direction. John Lewis's sales rise wasn't big, but at least it was in the plus column.