Luxe fashion e-tailer Farfetch has big beauty ambitions and is to launch the category on its marketplace this year. Ahead of that, it's buying Violet Grey, with the founder to play a key role in its wider beauty plans.
Harrods has confirmed that the Bristol branch of its H Beauty chain will open in the spring. The move follows its debut in Edinburgh last year, at which time it said Bristol would open within the next 12 months.
Unilever PLC on Wednesday effectively abandoned its plans to buy GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare business, saying on Wednesday that it would not raise a 50 billion pound offer that GSK previously rejected.
The bid for GSK's assets, including Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, comes as Unilever is dealing with steep inflation and sluggish growth in emerging markets, where it derives 60% of its revenues.
Speculation is intensifying over who might buy Boots from its current owner Walgreen Boots Alliance, and the latest names in the frame are the Issa brothers, the retail tycoons who recently took control of Asda.
Talking a good game on all-things sustainable is one thing. Proving you can walk the walk is another. So fast-expanding luxury beauty brand Rituals Cosmetics has announced it is now a ‘Certified B Corporation’.
U.S. department store Saks has launched its new online wellness shop, retailing products for both men and women across four main categories: fitness, health and nutrition, sexual wellness, and rest and relaxation.