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Prestige beauty boosts Unilever in Q1

Prestige beauty boosts Unilever in Q1

​Unilever’s Q1 results on Thursday saw the multinational fast-moving consumer goods firm turning in a strong sales rise, although that was down to price rises with volume sales actually dipping slightly.
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Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced on Wednesday its entry into Australia, as the U.S. firm expands its global reach beyond North America and Europe. 
Fashion
India's Reliance, Apollo Global plan joint bid for Walgreens' Boots business

India's Reliance, Apollo Global plan joint bid for Walgreens' Boots business

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd and U.S. buyout firm Apollo Global Management are planning a joint bid for UK high street pharmacy chain Boots, a spokesperson for Apollo confirmed on Wednesday.
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Sephora names Stuart La Brooy head of marketing for South-East Asia and Oceania

Sephora names Stuart La Brooy head of marketing for South-East Asia and Oceania

Stuart La Brooy (ex Diageo) has been appointed vice-president in charge of marketing strategy, customer satisfaction and loyalty for LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora’s South-East Asia and Oceania region.
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ShowroomPrivé sales down 22% in first quarter

ShowroomPrivé sales down 22% in first quarter

The company reported a 22% contraction in revenue in the first quarter of 2022 after a 51% increase during the same period a year earlier. 
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Browns Beauty launch comes with curated edit and themed campaigns

Browns Beauty launch comes with curated edit and themed campaigns

​News of Farfetch’s big-league move into beauty dominated the headlines this week, but with its Browns unit also taking a deep dive into the category, the developments here are just as interesting.
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THG sees strong growth, company rejects multiple buyout approaches

THG sees strong growth, company rejects multiple buyout approaches

​Online beauty and technology group THG reported its preliminary results for last year on Thursday, plus a Q1 trading update that showed it weathering the current inflation and supply chain storm fairly well.
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Off-White enters the beauty category with 'Paperwork'

Off-White enters the beauty category with 'Paperwork'

Fashion brand Off-White officially entered the beauty category on Wednesday with a new genderless range dubbed 'Paperwork'.
Luxury
Farfetch adds luxury beauty, massive launch underlines huge ambitions in sector

Farfetch adds luxury beauty, massive launch underlines huge ambitions in sector

Farfetch made a major move in beauty as of April 20 with the online retail giant launching the super-category on its e-tail marketplace and via its Browns and New Guards Group subsidiaries.
Luxury
Chiara Ferragni to launch perfume in 2023

Chiara Ferragni to launch perfume in 2023

Italian fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni has signed a global license agreement for the production, distribution and promotion of a first line of fragrances in her name, with producer Angelini Beauty.
Beauty
The Body Shop tops new customer web experience ranking

The Body Shop tops new customer web experience ranking

Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop is leading the way in customer online experience, according to the UK Digital Retail Index. The UK-based firm topped a list of 500 retailers with the highest score for its website. 
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Ghost owner and New Look founder invest in Loop Generation

Ghost owner and New Look founder invest in Loop Generation

​Two major UK fashion movers and shakers have invested in  designer resale start-up Loop Generation. The London-based venture offers pre-loved, luxury fashion in womenswear, menswear, accessories and footwear.
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Cult Beauty co-founder exits after THG buy

Cult Beauty co-founder exits after THG buy

​Eight months after THG bought Cult Beauty in a £275 million deal, its co-founder and co-CEO Alexia Inge has exited the business.
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Dunhill ceases fragrance partnership with Inter Parfums

Dunhill ceases fragrance partnership with Inter Parfums

UK heritage brand Dunhill will not be renewing its fragrance licensing agreement with Inter Parfums from 2023, the global perfume maker announced on Thursday.
Beauty
Superdrug in wide-ranging leadership revamp

Superdrug in wide-ranging leadership revamp

​UK health & beauty retailer Superdrug is to bolster its female board presence with a quartet of new executive appointments. It’s also made two key leadership changes in commerce and digital.
Beauty
Hermès Q1 sales are strong, group is upbeat despite volatile backdrop

Hermès Q1 sales are strong, group is upbeat despite volatile backdrop

​Luxury giant Hermès was the latest big name to update on recent trading on Thursday and it reported what we’ve seen elsewhere so far this year — “strong sales momentum across all business lines in all areas”.
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