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Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

​Manchester-based beauty platform Beauty Bay has appointed bankers from Threadstone Capital to look at its options and could choose to put itself up for sale, a report said on Tuesday.
Beauty
Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Fashion
Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

​Not content with launching another branch of H Beauty a few weeks ago, Harrods is putting big support behind beauty in May as it invites consumers to enjoy ‘The Harrods Beauty Adventure’ at its Knightsbridge flagship.
Luxury
Carine Roitfeld plans to introduce new categories beyond fragrance

Carine Roitfeld plans to introduce new categories beyond fragrance

In March, former French fashion editor Carine Roitfeld added to her brand’s fragrances by dropping Carine, a subtly scented perfume. For the future, Roitfeld is set to broaden her brand’s scope beyond beauty products.
Beauty
Natura has tough Q1 as Body Shop struggles, but Aesop is strong

Natura has tough Q1 as Body Shop struggles, but Aesop is strong

​The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon owner Natura &Co said on Friday that its Q1 “performance was impacted by the continued Avon transformation, challenging global environment and tough comparable base”.
Beauty
Refreshed Hugo Boss powers ahead in Q1 as Europe, Americas sales surge

Refreshed Hugo Boss powers ahead in Q1 as Europe, Americas sales surge

​The first quarter was a strong one at German fashion giant Hugo Boss with the company saying that its brand momentum accelerated globally, driven by its successful branding refresh.
Fashion
Perfumery: Provence rose the emblem of proximity sourcing

Perfumery: Provence rose the emblem of proximity sourcing

For thousands of years, the rose, and especially the Provence rose, has been a leading fragrance ingredient, and this month its scent is at the heart of new launches by Dior and Lancôme, both sourcing it close to home.
Beauty
Victoria’s Secret and Pink Beauty launches on Amazon

Victoria’s Secret and Pink Beauty launches on Amazon

Victoria’s Secret & Co. is expanding its product offerings and reach beyond the company’s stores and e-commerce site with the launch of Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Pink Beauty products on Amazon. 
Beauty
Sézane inaugurates pop-up in Los Angeles

Sézane inaugurates pop-up in Los Angeles

The Sézane brand, founded by Morgane Sezalory, has just inaugurated a pop-up in the Platform shopping center in Culver City; the development serving as a test, before a possible opening of a first permanent store. 
Fashion
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.
Beauty
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.
Beauty
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.
Beauty
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. 
Fashion
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.
Beauty
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.
Fashion