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Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

​Multinational health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has reported Q4 results that “exceeded expectations, reflecting [a] strong operational performance”.
Beauty
J&J puts talc liabilities into bankruptcy

J&J puts talc liabilities into bankruptcy

Johnson & Johnson has put into bankruptcy tens of thousands of legal claims alleging its Baby Powder and other talc-based products caused cancer, offloading the potential liabilities into a newly created subsidiary.
Beauty
Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

​A capital markets day is meant to boost a share price as the company concerned talks major investors through its strategy. But in the case of The Hut Group (THG) this week, it had the exact opposite effect.
Fashion
Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
Fashion
Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

​Upscale UK department store business Liberty London is entering the beauty subscription market with what it describes as a "first of its kind" beauty offer "that literally pays for itself".
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Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer has unveiled the Muse 100, an initiative that recognizes and awards grants to 100 trailblazing Black voices working in different fields of the beauty industry.
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L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
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The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company announced on Wednesday the appointment of Pete Gerstberger as chief digital and strategy officer. 
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Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Knowlton Development Corp said on Tuesday it was looking to raise up to $857.14 million through a U.S. initial public offering, valuing the manufacturer for beauty, personal and home care brands at more than $3 billion.
Beauty
Hotter to launch wellbeing and clothing marketplace

Hotter to launch wellbeing and clothing marketplace

​UK-based comfort footwear brand Hotter Shoes is to launch into the wellness and apparel segment after its private equity owner Electra floats its business later this year.
Fashion
Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
Luxury
Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

​LVMH’s premium beauty operation Sephora has confirmed the widely expected acquisition of Feelunique. It has signed a deal with Palamon Capital Partners and other shareholders to take over the UK-based beauty e-tailer.
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Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

​FMCG giant Unilever had a “strong” first half, it said on Thursday with underlying sales growth of 5.4% (4% by volume and 1.3% price) while price growth stepped up in Q2.
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Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Unilever's first-half results should give a sign of how it is coping with rising commodity and transport costs - whether it has managed to lift prices without hitting sales volumes, or whether margins are being squeezed.
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Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Ahead of its separation from iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret next month, the beauty retailer has revealed plans to expand in skincare and hair products as it carves a path for itself as an independent company,
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Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

The LVMH-owned beauty retailer has appointed Sylvie Moreau, former president of Coty's professional beauty division, to the role of president for Europe and the Middle East.
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