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Body Shop, Avon and Aesop all perform for Natura in Q1

Body Shop, Avon and Aesop all perform for Natura in Q1

​Natura & Co, the Brazil-based owner of The Body Shop, Avon and Aesop, said it saw another quarter of double-digit revenue growth in Q1, easily beating the wider global Cosmetics, Fragrance, and Toiletries market.
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UK's THG to raise $1 billion, acquires Bentley Laboratories

UK's THG to raise $1 billion, acquires Bentley Laboratories

THG Plc is raising $1 billion in fresh capital, including about $730 million from a unit of SoftBank Group, and the remainder from other investors, the UK-based consumer brands company said on Monday.
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Sassoon Academy on verge of administration filing - report

Sassoon Academy on verge of administration filing - report

​One of the UK's best known and historic hairdressing names could be about to appoint administrators as the hair and beauty salon sector tries to recover from a year in which enforced closures have been devastating.
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Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Body Shop owner Natura is latest to link financing to ethics

Brazil’s Natura, the owner of The Body Shop, Aesop, and Avon brands, has become the latest company to raise funds that are conditional on the business reaching certain ethical/eco goals.
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Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

Sally Beauty posts 6% sales rise in Q2

The professional beauty supplies seller announced second-quarter sales of $926.3 million on Thursday, an increase of 6.3% from $871.0 million in the prior-year period, despite ongoing disruptions related to Covid-19.
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Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods has unveiled the 29,000 sq ft store at Centre:mk with a massive mix of premium and luxury brands and experiences that it says "bring the magic of Harrods Beauty to Milton Keynes".
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Prestige beauty strong for Unilever in Q1, new Elida unit performing well

Prestige beauty strong for Unilever in Q1, new Elida unit performing well

Global home products giant Unilever said Thursday it delivered "strong growth” in its Prestige Beauty segment as all its divisions produced positive revenue gains in the first quarter.
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Sally Beauty makes two appointments to drive omnichannel development

Sally Beauty makes two appointments to drive omnichannel development

The professional beauty supplies seller announced on Friday that it has appointed Brenda Rutenber as group vice president of stores and promoted Maryann Herskowitz to group vice president of merchandising.
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Amazon to open London hair salon

Amazon to open London hair salon

​It looks like Amazon is adding another new category to its retail offer with the e-tail giant to open a hair salon in London, it said on Tuesday.
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The Hut Group to boost acquisitions budget as beauty opportunities abound

The Hut Group to boost acquisitions budget as beauty opportunities abound

​The Hut Group plans to spend even more on making acquisitions in the future having set a new target of around £250 million a year for buying businesses, it said this week.
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The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

The Hut Group revenues soar but one-off costs mean it's loss-making

​The Hut Group (THG) swung to an operating loss in its 2020 financial year as one-off items drove it into the red. However, the company’s revenues surged during the period as all divisions outperformed.
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E.L.F. teams up with celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur Jen Atkin for beauty collab

E.L.F. teams up with celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur Jen Atkin for beauty collab

The Oakland, California-based cosmetics brand has joined forces with the founder of Ouai Haircare and Mane Addicts to create the E.L.F. xx Jen Atkin collaborative beauty collection.
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Loli Beauty launches at Ulta

Loli Beauty launches at Ulta

Previously only available direct-to-consumer, the zero-waste, cruelty-free beauty brand has chosen to make its retail debut with the U.S.’s largest cosmetics seller.
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Forecasts for UK fashion retail bounce-back contain both good and bad news

Forecasts for UK fashion retail bounce-back contain both good and bad news

There are some mixed signals coming out of the latest consumer research suggesting that the retail bounce-back could be delayed until late summer. But fashion and beauty should still get a boost from next month.
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Rihanna could be moving into haircare segment with Fenty Hair

Rihanna could be moving into haircare segment with Fenty Hair

Following the successful launches of her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty in 2016 and her skincare label Fenty Skin in 2020, Rihanna could be looking to launch a line of haircare products, Fenty Hair. 
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Pandemic hits Brand Architekts' sales, dents growth plans

Pandemic hits Brand Architekts' sales, dents growth plans

Brand Architekts is on a transformational journey to grow into a £50m revenue business within the next five years. So how’s its 'Project 50' progressing?
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