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Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant's first-quarter sales from continuing operations rose 30% in local currencies and 26% in Swiss francs to 1.26 billion Swiss francs, with pricing contributing 16% to growth, the Swiss chemicals group said.
Beauty
Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods on Tuesday opened the latest in its chain of H Beauty stores with a debut in Gateshead’s Metrocentre.
Fashion
Pitti Uomo returns to Florence for its 102nd edition

Pitti Uomo returns to Florence for its 102nd edition

The men’s fashion fair is back, gathering 682 brands in Florence starting this Tuesday. Wales Bonner, Ann Demeulemeester and Soulland will participate as guests of honor. Ukrainain designers will also enjoy a showcase.
Fashion
N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
Fashion
Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Deep diving into the archive, but always using contemporary fabrics, designer Mark Weston on Friday presented his clearest fashion statement for the house of Dunhill to date.
Fashion
Sephora CEO unexpectedly steps down

Sephora CEO unexpectedly steps down

Sephora CEO Martin Brok, who joined the LVMH-owned company in September 2020, will step down from his post on June 30 following “differences of opinion”.
Beauty
Diptyque poaches new CSR director Pauline de Rodellec from Guerlain

Diptyque poaches new CSR director Pauline de Rodellec from Guerlain

The Paris-based company Diptyque, best known for its perfumes and candles, has just appointed Pauline de Rodellec, who previously worked at Guerlain, as its new director of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Beauty
Activist investor Peltz joins Unilever board, will he agitate for a break-up?

Activist investor Peltz joins Unilever board, will he agitate for a break-up?

​Unilever's shares rose as much as 8% this week on news that the consumer products giant’s board has a new member — billionaire activist Nelson Peltz. He will join as a non-executive director in July.
Beauty
L’Oréal launches €25 million fund to support women-led start-ups

L’Oréal launches €25 million fund to support women-led start-ups

The L’Oréal group has recently announced the launch of the ‘Bold Female Founders’ venture capital programme, designed to support women-led start-ups.
Beauty
Reliance could be front-runner to buy Boots as Asda owners mull walking away

Reliance could be front-runner to buy Boots as Asda owners mull walking away

​A consortium led by India's Reliance Industries could become the front-runner to buy the Boots chain from Walgreens Boots Alliance with the other major bidder reportedly on the verge of walking away from any deal.
Beauty
Landmark V&A show will celebrate Coco Chanel's fashion, beauty contribution

Landmark V&A show will celebrate Coco Chanel's fashion, beauty contribution

​The next landmark fashion exhibition to be seen at the V&A in London will focus on Gabrielle Chanel. Opening next year, it will be the first time a major UK museum has dedicated an exhibit to the trailblazing designer.
Luxury
Chanel strong in 2021 and upbeat for 2022 as it beats pre-Covid figures

Chanel strong in 2021 and upbeat for 2022 as it beats pre-Covid figures

Luxury giant Chanel on Tuesday reported 2021 revenues that surged 49.6% year-on-year to $15.6 billion. And it's  confident it will deliver another year of solid growth in 2022.
Luxury
Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

Luxe sector calls for return of UK VAT-free shopping as spending plummets

​Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
Fashion
THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

THG surges after rejecting buyout bid, attracting more interest

The owner of Myprotein supplements late on Thursday rebuffed an offer of 170 pence per share from Belerion Capital and King Street Capital Management, saying it undervalued the company. 
Beauty
Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

​The love affair continues. UK health & Beauty retail giant Boots is rekindling its relationship with ITV2’s Love Island in a deal that runs for the second year in a row.
Beauty
UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
Beauty