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Well appoints new transformation director to shape its future strategy

Friday 24 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Pharmacy retailer Well has announced Chris Ellett to take on the newly-created role of transformation director. Ellett joins the chain this month, bringing 13 years of experience in business transformation and over a decade in senior leadership roles. Prior to Well, he worked ...


Payrise for 3500 Lush staff thanks to Living Wage extension

Monday 13 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Thousands of Lush staff will receive a pay rise thanks to plans to extend the payment of the voluntary Living Wage. The cosmetics retailer will now pay permanent staff in its high street shops and manufacturing business outside London the figure of £8.45 an hour, the voluntary...


5 Minutes With Tracy Barton, Retail Stores Director, Well

Monday 13 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

It's been less than a month since Tracy Barton was appointed to the role of retail stores director for pharmacy chain Well. For this week's '5 Minutes With...' Q&A, the Retail Gazette caught up with her to find out more about her career and what she hopes to achieve in her new...


L’Oréal poised to sell The Body Shop

Wednesday 08 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The Body Shop is reportedly being considered for sale parent company L’Oréal, which acquired the business 11 years ago. According to the Financial Times, the French cosmetics giant is exploring the sale of the British retail business which has become one of its worst-performin...


Superdrug's Christmas trading boosted by Kim Kardashian make-up trend

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Superdrug has recorded a 7.2 per cent increase in total like-for-like sales over its Christmas trading period, thanks to a huge boost in online sales – and Kim Kardashian. The health and beauty retail chain also attributed a strong online performance – a 47 per cent increase y...


Boots presses ahead with plans to cull 500 HQ jobs

Tuesday 11 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Boots has confirmed it would carry out a voluntary redundancy scheme as it powers ahead with plans to cull 500 back-office staff roles. It was in June 2015 that the retailer first revealed plans to cut 700 "eligible" head office and field staff roles over the course of three y...


5 Minutes With Lisa Dodds, Founder, NKBd

Friday 07 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

NKDb by 4th Base Cosmetics is a new cosmetics business and online retailer that also provides an ambassador network to enable women to become independent entrepreneurs. Founded by Lisa Dodds, the venture aims to make women feel beautiful inside and out, as well as helping them...


Holland & Barrett expands "order in store" omnichannel offering

Thursday 29 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Holland & Barrett has announced it would roll out its “order in store” feature to all of its shops as part of a push to improve its omnichannel offer for customers. The health and wellbeing retailer is expanding the service across its 700-plus UK stores after a successful tria...


Retail Gazette Loves: Fabled by Marie Claire's striking concept store

Monday 12 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

If you’re a regular in London’s Tottenham Court Walk shopping precinct, you have noticed the brand new Fabled by Marie Claire shop. While concept store is the result of a partnership between online grocer Ocado and women’s magazine Marie Claire, it’s the interior design that m...


Sainsbury's in-store pharmacies rebranded to LloydsPharmacy

Thursday 01 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Today marks the first official day of the rebranding of Sainsbury’s pharmacies to LloydsPhamacy. The news comes after the national competition watchdog in July gave the conditional greenlight for LloydsPharmacy to acquire 281 pharmacies from Sainsbury’s for £125 million. As pa...