Unilever did well in H1 on the back of cost cuts and some good brand performances. Its Dove, Sunsilk, Dermalogica, Dollar Shave Club and Living Proof brands all continued to grow strongly during the half.
Sir Philip Green has named Burberry's ex-chief merchandising officer Paul Price as CEO at the Topshop/Topman business with a remit to grow globally and expand its digital footprint. But will it also move upmarket?
A new multi brand cosmetics and beauty shop founded by Russian beauty entrepreneur Andrey Trubnikov is slated to open in the US under the name Organic Shop. It will also enter Germany and certain Asian markets.
Another day, another UK retail sales report that contradicts other sales reports. Just a day after Visa said fashion retail had a tough time in June, the BRC said non-food sales rose last month, helped by fashion spend.