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Rosalía teams up with M.A.C to promote equal rights for all

Rosalía teams up with M.A.C to promote equal rights for all

Spanish singer Rosalía has joined the 26th anniversary of M.A.C Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign and lipstick to support the M.A.C VIVA GLAM foundation which has been working for equality for all since 1994.
Beauty
India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

India's Reliance Retail in 'talks' on Debenhams

​Ailing department store chain Debenhams is reportedly in the sights of India’s richest man, Reliance Retail's Mukesh Ambani. He’s among the parties that have approached the firm’s advisers.
Fashion
Warpaint London sales and profits fall but outlook is brighter

Warpaint London sales and profits fall but outlook is brighter

​Beauty manufacturer and brand owner Warpaint London said on Wednesday that the first six months of the year saw its sales falling 29% to £13.5 million as a result of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK and internationally.
Beauty
Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

Luxury spend within China to soar says Boston Consulting

​As luxury reels from the effects of the pandemic as much as other sectors, there’s some good news in that Chinese demand for luxury goods is predicted to grow as much as 30% this year.
Luxury
Westfield owner takes Boots to court over rent non-payment

Westfield owner takes Boots to court over rent non-payment

The owner of Westfield Stratford City has taken high street chemist Boots to court after the company refused to pay rent at some of its locations.
Beauty
Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

​Unilever NV shareholders have approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.
Beauty
Prestige fragrance recovers fastest in UK beauty says NPD

Prestige fragrance recovers fastest in UK beauty says NPD

​While skincare and make-up seem to regularly swap places as the most in-demand UK beauty category generally, it appears that for the prestige market, fragrance is leading the post-pandemic recovery.
Beauty
UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.
Fashion
Avon unveils new brand positioning

Avon unveils new brand positioning

The cosmetics brand has introduced a new strapline and brand positioning in a new campaign that invites people to reconsider their views of the company.
Beauty
WFH drives UK skincare usage higher, dents make-up sales - report

WFH drives UK skincare usage higher, dents make-up sales - report

​Heightened hygiene and increased time at home are boosting the UK skincare sector with new research from Mintel showing that women's interest in facial skincare routines has risen this year.
Beauty
Harrods opens first standalone H Beauty store in Lakeside, Essex

Harrods opens first standalone H Beauty store in Lakeside, Essex

​It’s been a long time coming since the announcement last year, but Harrods has finally opened its first standalone beauty store, H Beauty, at Lakeside in Essex. A second store will open in Milton Keynes in 2021. 
Luxury
Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

​Next delivered a well-received set of half-year results on Thursday and as well as demonstrating its relative strength during the pandemic, they highlighted some very encouraging current trading. 
Fashion
The Hut Group makes stellar stock market debut

The Hut Group makes stellar stock market debut

The British company behind Lookfantastic and Glossybox on Wednesday raised £1.88 billion in its initial public offering after selling 376 million shares at 500p each.
Fashion
Unilever South Africa takes further steps after 'racist' TRESemmé advert

Unilever South Africa takes further steps after 'racist' TRESemmé advert

The South African unit of Unilever will set up an advisory board and a diversity committee after apologising for a hair care advert which it admitted was "racist", the consumer group said on Friday.
Beauty
The Hut Group IPO shares priced at £5, will list next week

The Hut Group IPO shares priced at £5, will list next week

​The Hut Group’s much anticipated IPO will see its shares priced at £5 each giving it a market cap of £5.4bn, the company has said. It added that the 374m shares being sold make up around 35% of its total share count.
Beauty
Unilever suspends S.Africa hair product sales over 'racist' ad

Unilever suspends S.Africa hair product sales over 'racist' ad

Consumer goods giant Unilever on Thursday agreed to pull all its TRESemme hair products from South African retail stores for 10 days, bowing to calls for action over a "racist" advertisement.
Beauty