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Farfetch buys Violet Grey ahead of deep dive into beauty later this year

Farfetch buys Violet Grey ahead of deep dive into beauty later this year

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.
Luxury
UK prestige beauty prices rose in last quarter of 2021 - report

UK prestige beauty prices rose in last quarter of 2021 - report

​The average sales prices of prestige skincare in the UK rose 7% in in the last three months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, The NPD Group said on Thursday. 
Luxury
Revolution Beauty looking good on the growth front

Revolution Beauty looking good on the growth front

​With major expansion in the UK and US ahead and an impressive performance across November and December behind it, Wednesday’s trading update for Revolution Beauty Group was a “pleasing" one to deliver.
Beauty
Harrods confirms that Bristol's H Beauty will open this spring

Harrods confirms that Bristol's H Beauty will open this spring

​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.
Fashion
THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

​THG’s Q4 trading update on Tuesday showed that the group’s shares may have been under heavy pressure in recent months but its sales continue to soar.
Fashion
Asda owners believed to be in talks on Boots bid

Asda owners believed to be in talks on Boots bid

​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.
Beauty
Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Two of the world’s biggest private equity names are teaming up to bid for giant UK health & beauty retailer Boots. Bain Capital and CVC Capital have thrown their hats into the ring.
Beauty
Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

The Rocher group has recently appointed Jean-David Schwartz as managing director of its leading brand, Yves Rocher.
Beauty
Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

​Walgreens Boots Alliance is upbeat as its first quarter beat expectations and it upgraded its full-year earnings guidance aided both by its US ops and a recovery in its UK unit.
Beauty
P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty took its first step into the metaverse on Wednesday with the debut of its virtual storytelling world, BeautySphere.  
Beauty
Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

​It’s official — Thailand’s Central and Austria’s Signa are buying Selfridges Group from the Weston family. The transaction “will create one of the world’s leading omnichannel luxury department store groups”.
Fashion
Consumers expect hybrid 'phygital' malls says Ericsson trends report

Consumers expect hybrid 'phygital' malls says Ericsson trends report

​Consumers expect hybrid malls that include “global experiences, interactions and social connections in a networked physical setting that is close to home” to become common by the end of the decade, a new study claims.
Fashion
Sephora names participants for 2022 Accelerate incubator program

Sephora names participants for 2022 Accelerate incubator program

Sephora announced on Friday the participants for its 2022 Accelerate brand incubator program. 
Beauty
Holland & Barrett buys Blow, will add health & wellness to its offer

Holland & Barrett buys Blow, will add health & wellness to its offer

​UK health chain Holland & Barrett (H&B) has made a big move into beauty with a surprise purchase of at-home beauty services business Blow Ltd.
Beauty
John Lewis sees big focus on skinimalism, make-up, intense scent for 2022

John Lewis sees big focus on skinimalism, make-up, intense scent for 2022

Collagen, lip liner, perfume and miniatures are four of the beauty products that have been “must-haves” over the past 12 months and will be key in 2022, John Lewis said in its latest Beauty Bets report on Wednesday.
Beauty
Boots owner explores sale of UK beauty retailer

Boots owner explores sale of UK beauty retailer

​The owner of giant UK beauty and health chain Boots is reportedly thinking of selling the business, five years after it took full control of the firm.
Beauty