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Unilever beauty ops make progress in Q3 as it benefits from price rises

Unilever beauty ops make progress in Q3 as it benefits from price rises

​Unilever’s Q3 trading statement on Thursday revealed “another strong quarter of growth”, with its sales guidance raised. It came as underlying sales growth accelerated to 10.6% and price growth stepped up to 12.5%.
Beauty
Meta, L’Oréal join forces to support metaverse start-ups

Meta, L’Oréal join forces to support metaverse start-ups

Meta and L'Oréal have joined forces to launch a start-up incubator programme focused on creativity in the metaverse, hosted by the Station F start-up campus in Paris.
Beauty
Monsoon unveils Bazaar curated marketplace with eclectic brands, new categories

Monsoon unveils Bazaar curated marketplace with eclectic brands, new categories

​Monsoon is continuing its turnaround with the launch of a new micro-site, called Monsoon Bazaar. It’s a “distinctive and carefully curated marketplace of beautiful and eclectic products from makers big and small”.
Fashion
Britain's Boots to recruit 10,000 workers for Christmas period

Britain's Boots to recruit 10,000 workers for Christmas period

British health and beauty retailer Boots said on Monday it planned to recruit more than 10,000 temporary workers, as competition for staff for the Christmas trading period heats up.
Beauty
Boots partners with RangeMe to widen supplier base

Boots partners with RangeMe to widen supplier base

​Boots has linked up with RangeMe, the product discovery, sourcing and purchasing platform, to expand the number of new suppliers it works with.
Beauty
Battersea Power Station attracts 250,000+ visitors on opening weekend

Battersea Power Station attracts 250,000+ visitors on opening weekend

​The reopening of Battersea Power Station (BPS) as a supermall and leisure destination last Friday resulted in a surge of visitors who added up to more than a quarter of a million people over the opening weekend.
Fashion
Wow to open a second store in Madrid's Calle Serrano in 2023

Wow to open a second store in Madrid's Calle Serrano in 2023

Dimas Gimeno, founder of the project, has leased the former El Corte Inglés building at number 52 of the shopping street. In addition, a financing round is currently underway to raise €20 million.
Beauty
Procter & Gamble beats sales estimates on price hikes

Procter & Gamble beats sales estimates on price hikes

Procter & Gamble Co beat estimates for quarterly sales and profit on Wednesday, helped by price hikes, even as a stronger dollar weighed on its revenue from overseas markets.
Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury moves outside of London with Liverpool debut

Charlotte Tilbury moves outside of London with Liverpool debut

​The Charlotte Tilbury store at Liverpool One that was flagged earlier this year has opened, with it being its first new UK location in six years and the first standalone UK Tilbury space outside London. 
Beauty
Macy's names new general business manager, center core and beauty

Macy's names new general business manager, center core and beauty

Macy’s announced on Tuesday the promotion of Julie Walsh as senior vice president, general business manager of center core and beauty. 
Fashion
J&J looks at job cuts despite weathering inflation impact

J&J looks at job cuts despite weathering inflation impact

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday posted better than expected third-quarter earnings on strong demand for its cancer drug Darzalex, but said it may still cut some jobs as it contends with inflationary pressure.
Beauty
Brazil's Natura mulls U.S. IPO, spin-off of luxury Aesop brand

Brazil's Natura mulls U.S. IPO, spin-off of luxury Aesop brand

Brazilian cosmetics company Natura & Co on Monday said it has begun studying a possible initial public offering (IPO) in the United States or spin-off of its Aesop brand, as it looks to fund its expansion.
Beauty
Sephora launches 'powerful' campaign to mark retailer's UK return

Sephora launches 'powerful' campaign to mark retailer's UK return

Sephora is back in the UK as of now and the prestige beauty retailer is marking its online return with a new "powerful" promotional campaign celebrating the country’s “living tapestry of cultures and identities”.
Beauty
Sales at Selfridges UK stores bounced back last year but remained loss-making

Sales at Selfridges UK stores bounced back last year but remained loss-making

​After a 40% drop in sales during 2020 and a swing to major losses due to the pandemic, 2021 was much better for the four UK Selfridges stores (albeit still loss-making), its just-filed accounts have shown.
Luxury
Battersea Power Station is finally open, biggest retail development in years

Battersea Power Station is finally open, biggest retail development in years

Battersea Power Station finally reopened on Friday as a giant shopping mall and leisure destination after a transformational - and hugely expensive - restoration.
Fashion
Boots enjoys strong growth as owner hints sale process is only "paused"

Boots enjoys strong growth as owner hints sale process is only "paused"

Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance has only hit the ‘pause’ button on its long-running attempt to sell the UK health and beauty giant rather than ending the process completely as had been thought.
Beauty