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Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Ahead of its separation from iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret next month, the beauty retailer has revealed plans to expand in skincare and hair products as it carves a path for itself as an independent company,
Beauty
Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

The LVMH-owned beauty retailer has appointed Sylvie Moreau, former president of Coty's professional beauty division, to the role of president for Europe and the Middle East.
Beauty
ITV launches shoppable content, Boots is first partner

ITV launches shoppable content, Boots is first partner

​Shoppable content has taken a step forward in the UK with the largest commercial TV network — ITV — launching into the segment and Boots signing up for its inaugural partnership deal.
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Beauty incubator Maesa names new execs

Beauty incubator Maesa names new execs

​Global beauty brand incubator Maesa has announced a number of key roles, with new innovation, marketing and strategy leaders, as well as a new CFO.
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JD Sports and The Hut Group feel impact of corporate governance concerns

JD Sports and The Hut Group feel impact of corporate governance concerns

​Being a listed business has its advantages, but also means closer scrutiny and a need to respond to the interests of shareholders. Both long-time-listed JD Sports and newcomer THG have felt this keenly in recent days.
Fashion
Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

​Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance said its Q3 results exceeded expectations and it raised its full-year guidance to around 10% growth in earnings per share (EPS).
Beauty
Harrods to open more H Beauty stores in UK

Harrods to open more H Beauty stores in UK

​Harrods is clearly pleased with the response to its first two H Beauty standalone stores as the luxury retailer is planning to open three more premium beauty specialist locations over the next year.
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Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

​LVMH continues to join with partners to accelerate growth post-pandemic, and after last week’s LVMH-Google Cloud news comes its luxury beauty giant Sephora forging a long-term strategic partnership with Zalando.
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Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

UK beauty retailer Space NK on Monday launched its first advertising campaign in over 10 years with a creative concept that’s appearing across multiple media platforms, as well as featuring in the windows of its stores.
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Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

​Beauty e-tailer Cult Beauty has filed its full-year results for the 12 months to May 31 2020 and they show that it enjoyed what it called “another great year”, despite the pandemic affecting over two months in the year.
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ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

​ASOS has added to its Face + Body beauty offer with the company teaming up with British fresh handmade cosmetic pioneer Lush. 
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Goop closes London boutique

Goop closes London boutique

​Gwyneth Paltrow’s standalone Goop store in London’s Notting Hill has closed for good. The UK webstore remains open, however.
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Ulta swings to profit, beats expectations with top and bottom lines

Ulta swings to profit, beats expectations with top and bottom lines

Ulta announced Q1 net income of $230.3 million, or $4.10 per diluted share, on Thursday, surging out of the loss reported by the company in the prior-year period and soaring over analysts’ estimates of $1.99 per share.
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Anya Hindmarch shopping complex opens in London

Anya Hindmarch shopping complex opens in London

​Many brands are opening new stores at present following the UK’s lockdown easing, but Anya Hindmarch is going to extremes with five new spaces. The new concept, called The Village, opened this week.
Luxury
Cult Beauty, Feelunique could be on the ASOS shopping list - report

Cult Beauty, Feelunique could be on the ASOS shopping list - report

​Fashion e-tail giant ASOS is reportedly considering diving even deeper into beauty via possible bids for major beauty platform Cult Beauty or Feelunique, according to a report.
Fashion
M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

​M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
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