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WBA reports rising sales, says Boots strengthened in Q2
With beauty and health retail giant Boots potentially up for sale again, its owner has released new figures showing its strength in the financial second quarter, the three months to the end of February.
Buoyant Superdrug opens biggest store in Scotland
Superdrug has opened its biggest store in Scotland at the Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow, with the new location offering a wide range of products and services.
Five executives at India's Nykaa resign in latest departures
Five executives at India's Nykaa have resigned, a spokesperson said on Friday, the latest departures at the beauty company amid intensifying competition and a falling stock price.
Warpaint London delivers buoyant trading update
Beauty specialist Warpaint London delivered a pleasing trading update on Friday and said that its strong performance last year has continued during Q1.
ASOS expands Face+Body beauty offer
ASOS is expanding its Face+Body beauty range in response to rocketing social media demand. Malin+Goetz, Megababe and The Beauty Crop are being added to the range this spring, taking it beyond 200 brands.
Micro-influencers and K-Pop stars are key to beauty brands - report
The strong appeal of K-Pop stars and the authenticity of micro-influencers were vital to the marketing efforts of beauty brands in the second half of 2022, a new report from Launchmetrics has shown.
Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
Cosmoprof beauty show in Bologna to host 2,900 exhibitors from 64 countries
The beauty trade show will take place in Bologna, Italy, on March 16-24, and is back to pre-Covid numbers with exhibitors from 64 countries, 60% of them from Europe, visitors from 116 countries and buyers from over 50.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
Luxury Stores at Amazon spring campaign focuses on sunshine-ready looks
Luxury Stores at Amazon — the web giant’s high-end branded offer — has just unveiled its spring campaign with a focus on the assortment of designer labels it now offers.
Vanessa Hudgens relaunches Know Beauty
Actress, singer, and entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens announced on Wednesday the relaunch of Know Beauty with the debut of a new detoxifying clay face mask.
John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
Body Shop and Aesop owner Natura highlights sales progress, despite overall falls
The Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon, talked of “a resilient performance” in Q4 with sales growth in constant currency. But sales still fell on a reported basis and it made a net loss.
Beach House Group launches beauty, lifestyle brand venture fund
Beach House Group announced on Friday the launch of a new venture fund, Beach House Ventures, which looks to incubate nascent beauty and lifestyle brands, via financial backing and more.
Sephora and TikTok team up to launch social media incubator program
Dubbed the 'Sephora x TikTok Incubator Program', the program connects TikTok creators to best-in-class beauty brands from the Sephora’s Accelerate program.
Lush cuts ad spend with big tech, focuses on app and its stores
Beauty and personal care retailer Lush wants to slash its online ad spend with big tech firms, instead targeting smaller tech organisations and engaging open source solutions.