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Growth of French natural cosmetics group Alès driven by international markets in 2019

Growth of French natural cosmetics group Alès driven by international markets in 2019

In 2019, sales for the French natural cosmetics and haircare products specialist increased by 3.2%, driven by its performance on international markets, chiefly Italy, Spain and Greece.
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Westfield owner reviews development pipeline amid 'challenging' times

Westfield owner reviews development pipeline amid 'challenging' times

Shopping centre landlord Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield disposed of several retail assets and scaled back its development pipeline in 2019 after facing a “challenging” retail environment in the UK.
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Stockmann makes progress, Lindex has strong year, profits improve

Stockmann makes progress, Lindex has strong year, profits improve

Stockmann is forging ahead with its transformation plans and while the signature department store chain is loss-making and the market is tough, the firm is upbeat on its prospects and of those of the more buoyant Lindex.
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Zalando adds to SVP leadership team with trio of key appointments

Zalando adds to SVP leadership team with trio of key appointments

Europe-focused online fashion retail giant Zalando has strengthened its leadership team, appointed three senior vice-presidents, including two internal promotions and one crucial newly-established role.
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Serena Williams fights for equality in sports with Secret Deodorant

Serena Williams fights for equality in sports with Secret Deodorant

Serena Williams is championing gender equality with Secret Deodorant.The tennis superstar has teamed up with the Procter & Gamble-owned personal care brand to promote equality on the sports field.
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Private equity firm Vaultier7 invests in haircare brand Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi

Private equity firm Vaultier7 invests in haircare brand Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi

After investing in The Modist, London-based private equity firm Vaultier7 has acquired a stake in haircare brand Gisou, co-founded in 2015 by Dutch influencer Negin Mirsalehi.
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UK's £1bn Valentine's spend is minimal rise says GlobalData

UK's £1bn Valentine's spend is minimal rise says GlobalData

Valentine’s Day is set to be worth just over £1 billion in revenue this year in Britain, a minimal 0.6% rise on last year and actually a fall if inflation is taken into account, GlobalData said on Wednesday.
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Alibaba’s Group General Manager Europe departs

Alibaba’s Group General Manager Europe departs

Terry von Bibra had been working for the Chinese e-commerce giant since 2015, initially in German-speaking countries, East Europe and Turkey. He then took charge of all of Europe in 2016.
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Skincare is key prestige growth category in UK beauty, make-up falls says NPD

Skincare is key prestige growth category in UK beauty, make-up falls says NPD

Skincare was the star category in the UK prestige beauty market last year with the overall high-end beauty sector falling to £2.6 billion in 2019, but skincare turning in respectable growth.
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Fashion flops in January as clothing sales fall, online penetration increases

Fashion flops in January as clothing sales fall, online penetration increases

Two new spending surveys, from Barclaycard and the BRC, showed fashion stores struggling in January, discount stores on the rise and online spend strengthening its hold on UK consumers overall.
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Moynat’s new CEO snatched from Sephora

Moynat’s new CEO snatched from Sephora

The French leather goods and trunk maker, owned by the Arnault Group, has recruited Lisa Attia from LVMH’s Sephora as its new CEO. She will be taking over from Guillaume Davin. 
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War Paint for Men set for UK rollout

War Paint for Men set for UK rollout

A makeup brand for men will be available across the UK after a trial at John Lewis’ Oxford Street store in January beat expectations.
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Selfridges MD Forster exits, group head Pitcher steps in for now

Selfridges MD Forster exits, group head Pitcher steps in for now

The managing director of Selfridges, Simon Forster, has left the luxury department store retailer after a little over a year in the job with Anne Pitcher taking the helm temporarily.
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Malls bounce back in January as UK footfall decline slows down

Malls bounce back in January as UK footfall decline slows down

The week has started with some good news for the under-pressure malls sector with the latest UK footfall report from Springboard being headlined 'The start on the road to recovery for shopping centres'.
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MAV Beauty Brands names Tim Bunch as new president, CEO

MAV Beauty Brands names Tim Bunch as new president, CEO

Bunch, who first joined MAV Beauty in 2017 as the company's chief revenue officer, will replace Marc Anthony Venere, the founder and former CEO of MAV. 
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Birchbox to cut 25% of jobs globally

Birchbox to cut 25% of jobs globally

The New York-based beauty subscription service has confirmed to FashionNetwork.com that it plans to eliminate 25% of its worldwide employees as it seeks to streamline and consolidate its global operations.
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