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Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

​Multinational health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has reported Q4 results that “exceeded expectations, reflecting [a] strong operational performance”.
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Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

​A capital markets day is meant to boost a share price as the company concerned talks major investors through its strategy. But in the case of The Hut Group (THG) this week, it had the exact opposite effect.
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Debenhams launches giant marketplace as it targets fast growth

Debenhams launches giant marketplace as it targets fast growth

​Debenhams has announced that it has become the UK’s largest marketplace across fashion, beauty, sport and homeware by launching a new platform powered by major SaaS provider Mirakl.
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Unilever wants fast growth in prestige beauty, seeks science-based brands

Unilever wants fast growth in prestige beauty, seeks science-based brands

​Unilever is targeting further prestige beauty acquisitions, but it only wants brands that are science-based, isn’t interested in celebrity beauty labels and won’t buy retailers.
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Coty to sell partial stake in Wella to KKR

Coty to sell partial stake in Wella to KKR

Coty Inc announced on Friday a definitive agreement to sell an approximate 9 percent stake in its hair care brand Wella to KKR in exchange for some of the cosmetic maker's shares the U.S. buyout firm owns. 
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J.C. Penney reveals future of in-store and online beauty offering

J.C. Penney reveals future of in-store and online beauty offering

As the department store’s partnership with Sephora winds down, the company has unveiled new details about its upcoming J.C. Penney Beauty section, including brand assortment and launch dates.
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Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
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Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

Liberty London moves into subscription beauty with innovative offer

​Upscale UK department store business Liberty London is entering the beauty subscription market with what it describes as a "first of its kind" beauty offer "that literally pays for itself".
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Brand Architekts pre-tax loss narrows, hails international and D2C progress

Brand Architekts pre-tax loss narrows, hails international and D2C progress

​UK beauty group Brand Architekts reported its annual results on Tuesday and described it as a period of “consolidation, transition and putting in place the strategic building blocks to achieve the Project 50 goal”.
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Brodie & Stone is latest Creightons acquisition after Emma Hardie

Brodie & Stone is latest Creightons acquisition after Emma Hardie

​Busy beauty and personal care products maker Creightons has made its second acquisition in as many months. This time it’s snapped up personal care products maker Brodie & Stone for £4.8 million.
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JD Sports makes first beauty move with Hairburst acquisition

JD Sports makes first beauty move with Hairburst acquisition

Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has now moved into beauty. The UK-based sportswear giant has bought a stake in online hair & beauty brand Hairburst, which sells vitamins, shampoos and styling products.
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Freemans dives deep into beauty, issues 'beauty call' to brands

Freemans dives deep into beauty, issues 'beauty call' to brands

Otto-owned UK digital department store Freemans is diving head-first into the beauty sector with a launch this week of a comprehensive beauty offer to complement its fashion and homewares.
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Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer has unveiled the Muse 100, an initiative that recognizes and awards grants to 100 trailblazing Black voices working in different fields of the beauty industry.
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L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
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Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Knowlton Development Corp said on Tuesday it was looking to raise up to $857.14 million through a U.S. initial public offering, valuing the manufacturer for beauty, personal and home care brands at more than $3 billion.
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BFC names three 'Changemakers' prize winners

BFC names three 'Changemakers' prize winners

John Hickling, Cyndia Harvey and Andrew Kenny. These are the three winners of the British Fashion Council (BFC) ‘Changemakers Prize in Partnership with Swarovski’, chosen out of over 500 entrants.
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