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How Lancome’s new virtual pop-up is ‘the next big thing’ in beauty tech

The luxury beauty brand’s virtual flagship merges the worlds of science, beauty and technology.

What Google Singapore learned about e-commerce during the pandemic

As the home of Southeast Asia’s biggest e-commerce companies, Singapore shopping trends are a good indicator of where on...

Wes Blundy eyes plus-size bra market in the US

Fresh off an acquisition, the founder of Curvy sees a big opportunity to expand in the US.

Temple & Webster: We want to be the biggest furniture retailer in Australia

A chat with CEO Mark Coulter about how online will eventually trump offline retail - and what it's like being a gay busi...

Amazon’s Bezos to step down as CEO; quarterly revenue tops $100 billion

Cloud computing chief Andy Jassy will step up to lead Amazon moving forward.

Temple & Webster earnings explode over holiday period

The homewares business saw EBITDA grow 556 per cent for the six months to 31 December.

From the source: Justin Hillberg, Surfstitch

The online retailer is in "better shape than ever" and ready to unleash some new customer initiatives this year.

Here’s why Boohoo and Asos are acquiring collapsed retail brands

Last week’s news that Boohoo acquired failed department store retailer Debenhams for £55 million was quickly followed by...

Q&A: How Marc Jacobs inspired me to launch my business

Order of Style founder Lana Coppel shares some of the formative moments in her career.

From illustrator to entrepreneur: The rise of affordable art

Dominique Gauci is set to triple her business this year, off the back of soaring demand for her digital portraits.

Ete Swimwear: “How I went from launch to NYFW in year one”

Ete Swimwear founder Jessica Williamson shares the struggles of establishing a self-funded business at 22 while working ...
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Little Green Panda: Turning straw into gold

Every year, eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans. This pant-based straw company has discovered a way...

Beyond skin deep: How cult beauty brands dealt with Covid

During the pandemic, independent brands worked harder than ever to reach influencers and consumers while strapped for re...
Senreve handbag

VIDEO: How Senreve created the next It bag

A chat with co-founder Coral Chung about how the six-year-old brand is disrupting the luxury sector, why she searched fo...

VIDEO: How Lovehoney is serving customers with disabilities

A chat with head of operations Rob Godwin and sexologist Chantelle Otten about why it's time retailers focused on this u...

Dutch pureplay VidaXL ramping up Australian operations

Netherlands-based retailer VidaXL committed to a custom-built 81,000 sqm national distribution centre in Melbourne.

Kmart launches on Catch marketplace today

Customers click and collect through a select number of Target or K Hub stores.

VIDEO: Aussiebum – beyond budgie smugglers

Cheeky, fun and approved by Kylie Minogue herself, we look at what's behind the success of this iconic Australian brand.
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VIDEO: GRRL founder talks strength over size

GRRRL founder Kortney Olson shares the thinking behind her unique sizing system and how she's built a sisterhood through...
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Can at-home beauty services survive beyond the pandemic?

Home hair colour brands confident that DIY beauty services are here to stay.