Upscale Hugo Boss had a good Christmas trading period with the German firm saying its Q4 sales rose and that profits will grow in FY19. It was helped by growth in the UK, France and China, plus its webstore expansion.
Henkel shares tumbled on Monday after the maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo and Persil detergent warned earnings would fall this year as it steps up investment in brands and digital technology to try to revive growth.
Major consumer companies including Unilever and Procter & Gamble are chasing consumers who want goods delivered automatically, pitching new online subscription services, even though these have not always worked.
Klarna, the Swedish payments specialist has a new minority investor - rapper Snoop Dogg via his Casa Verde Capital fund. The company has also just unveiled a new marketing campaign starring the celebrity.
The BFC and the main group representing creative businesses in the UK have both joined the calls for a second Brexit referendum as the debacle around the UK's exit from the EU sees the country on a business cliff edge.