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Grocers’ brand portfolios enhance convenience for consumers

Other grocers may find that they have the scope to leverage external brands to expand their homewares and general merchandise offers through acquisitions and partnerships.

Cancellation of major sporting events adds to Russia’s tourism woes

If Russia were allowed to host its scheduled events this year, such as the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix and UEFA Champions League Final, it could have, to some extent, counteracted the lack of tourism demand created by the ongoing crisis.

Poundland Group’s foray into e-commerce will help reduce its reliance on stores

A loss of consumers during the pandemic has led Poundland to trial an e-commerce service, which currently serves 11 UK cities.

Biggest influencers in retail fashion in Q2 2021: The top individuals and companies to follow

GlobalData research has found the top influencers in retail fashion based on their performance and engagement online.

Skincare products to develop formulations that combat ‘digital fatigue’ amid Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted consumer behaviour since its emergence in late 2019. The surge in active Covid-19 cases last year forced governments all over the world to impose lockdowns and social distancing measures to curb the spread of the virus. The subsequent closure of schools, offices, and entertainment outlets forced adults and children alike to spend more time indoors.

Face covering regulations fuel innovation in personal care categories

Compulsory face covering measures in public spaces are likely to continue to play a part in the day-to-day realities of consumers in many countries for the foreseeable future.

Online growth softens lockdown damage at Dunelm

Dunelm performed well in the third quarter of last year given that stores were closed for most of the period, with sales falling by 16.8% to £236.6m.

Welcia-BHG expands store network and J-Beauty portfolio to tap the growing skincare and haircare market in Singapore

Welcia-BHG Singapore, a joint venture of Japanese retailer Welcia Holdings and Chinese retailer Beijing Hualian Group, has announced plans to expand its store network and widen its portfolio of Japanese Beauty (J-Beauty) products in Singapore this year. The move is part of the company’s strategy to emerge from the lows of the pandemic, which triggered an economic upheaval and a seismic shift in consumer shopping behaviour.

Filipino skincare brand Native Biologique targets untapped domestic market

Cosmetics company Native Biologique was founded in Manila, Philippines, in December, and is targeting the relatively untapped domestic Filipino skincare market.