Edinburgh Woollen Mill owner Philip Day in talks to acquire House of Fraser sites The retail mogul is reportedly holding discussions with landlords over a potential takeover of several stores, with plans to operate them under the Days Department Store banner. House of Fraser was acquired by Sports Direct late last week. Read more.

AS Watson launches concept store in China in partnership with L’Oreal Colorlab by Watsons is intended to be an experience-led makeup store. AS Watson has opened three sites so far and plans to reach 50 across China by the end of the year as it moves to capitalise on the strong growth of the cosmetics market. Read more.

80% of House of Fraser’s stores to stay open following acquisition Sports Direct CEO Mike Ashley has pledged to keep open several stores that had previously been set to close. The news comes alongside the announcement that chair Frank Slevin is stepping down after three years. Read more.

Superdrug expands in-store offering with new cosmetic procedures clinic The service, which will provide botox and cosmetics procedures to customers, will be trialled at the retailer's London flagship. Superdrug first trialled a similar offer in 2007. Read more.

American retail chain Hy-Vee launches new fitness-focused store-within-a-store HealthMarket is aimed at consumers who want a more healthy lifestyle and features a full-service pharmacy and health clinic. Hy-Vee last year announced a new partnership with gym chain Orangetheory to build fitness centres in-store. Read more.

Poundland unveils new own-brand skincare range #6 The six-product line goes on sale from today across Poundland's store estate. The company is moving to capitalise on the global growth in the skincare market, which GlobalData predicts will hit £26.7bn in sales by 2022. Read more.