UK retail sales ended last year badly and they seem to have started this year in just the same way, with no let-up expected in February either. Sales volumes were flat year-on-year for the third consecutive month.
Firmenich has announced a joint investment in green packaging pioneer Loop, with the fragrance and flavours specialist having linked with sustainable investment firm Quadia to invest in Loop’s Series A equity round.
The fragrance company has announced record annual sales of $713.5 million for fiscal 2019, reporting particularly solid progress in its U.S.-based operations, where Guess, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister led gains.
Boots Botanics has revealed that its complete skincare and beauty portfolio is now approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, which aims to put an end to animal testing in cosmetics.
The Shiseido group has announced that, from February 1, Vittorio Garavelli will be the new international business development director of Serge Lutens, the famous artistic perfumery brand owned by the Japanese giant.