FUTR has unveiled its round-up of Europe’s best early-stage companies in RetailTech. The unranked list of 50 start-ups is divided into five categories: In-store Experience, Commerce & Payments; Supply Chain, Fulfilment & Delivery; Product Design & Development; and Mobile & Digital.
The Fragrance Shop is preparing to make its stock market debut, according to a report published by Sky News.
Chanel has partnered with luxury e-commerce platform Farfetch to develop a series of digital tools aimed at targeting millennial shoppers and enriching its in-store experience, according to a report published by the Financial Times.
Unilever has launched its Dollar Shave Club razor subscription service in the UK. The Anglo-Dutch FMCG manufacturer is hoping to hook new customers with a pop-up barber shop-cum-entertainment venue offering free shaves, live comedy and foosball, according to a report published by Campaign.
Unilever Ventures is to make its first foray into the microbiome beauty sector. The company was named as lead investor in a Series A funding round for skin care brand Gallinée.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has published its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and revealed that its Boots chain has hit its carbon reduction target three years ahead of schedule, cutting emissions in established Boots stores by 33 percent.
L’Occitane has confirmed the figures released in a trading update at October’s close with the announcement of its interim results for the first half of fiscal 2018. Sales were up 1.1 percent at constant rates (down 0.6 percent at actual rates) to reach €548.2 million. Like-for-like sales increased 2.3 percent.
Online beauty retailer, allbeauty.com has come out on top of a ranking of UK online shopping services conducted by consumer champion Which?, according to a report published by Gears of Biz.
L’Oréal has unveiled a variety of initiatives in order to participate in Alibaba’s annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, adopting the ‘New Retail’ initiative for the Chinese market and working to merge both its online and offline shopping experiences.
Beauty subscriber service Birchbox has launched a London-based pop-up store that builds on its successful New York and Paris standalone pop up store concepts.